Syracuse Basketball: 4-star point guard target soars into top-40 nationally

Syracuse basketball 2023 four-star target Aden Holloway is headed to a national prep-school powerhouse for his junior season, and the increased exposure that he will witness there should facilitate his recruitment absolutely blowing up.

The 6-foot-1 Holloway, a top-10 overall point guard in his class, has pushed into the top-40 across the country as a 2023 prospect, according to at least one recruiting service.

For now, his list of scholarship offers isn’t super large, but trust me when I say that this will change. College coaches, for one, are now able to communicate directly with high-school players in the 2023 class.

Additionally, there have been several live periods of late where college coaches were able to watch high-school prospects in person, something that was basically halted last summer amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Thirdly, Holloway is moving from the Covenant Day School in Matthews, N.C., to the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., which is often one of the best prep-school teams nationwide.

Syracuse basketball four-star prospect Aden Holloway is an elite point guard.

Assuming that he shines at the La Lumiere School, Holloway should see his 2023 national rankings keep on climbing, and his offer sheet will continue to expand.

As we’ve noted in previous columns, Holloway has offers from teams such as Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Wake Forest, Winthrop and North Carolina A&T. Syracuse basketball reportedly offered him back in the summer of 2019, according to recruiting services.

When ESPN updated its national rankings for the 2023 cycle not too long ago, Holloway checked in at No. 35 overall and No. 9 at point guard.

The 247Sports recruiting service has him at No. 50 nationally and No. 9 at point guard, while Rivals.com places Holloway at No. 56 around the country.

Perhaps the most telling barometer of where he stands in the 2023 class comes from the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, which recently had Holloway at No. 39 overall, No. 6 at point guard and No. 1 in North Carolina.

Holloway is a consensus four-star player in his class. I could see him inching toward five-star consideration down the road. He’s also one of numerous top-flight prospects whom Syracuse basketball coaches are pursuing in the 2023 cycle.