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Syracuse basketball 4-star wing target has interest from big-time teams

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Syracuse basketball 2023 four-star recruiting target Gavin Griffiths already has a strong list of suitors, and that list is reportedly growing.

According to multiple reports, the 6-foot-7 wing is garnering interest from a handful of college squads, including a blue-blood program and a second recruiting heavyweight.

That’s on top of the scholarship offers that the top-65 Griffiths had previously landed from a range of high-major groups, including the Orange, which offered him more than a year ago.

Griffiths is one of the fastest risers on a national scale in the junior class. He performed at a high level in AAU competitions over the summer for the Boston-based Expressions Elite Basketball.

And in leading his prep-school team, the Kingswood Oxford School out of West Hartford, Conn., to a recent victory, Griffiths tallied a stellar 33 points.

Syracuse basketball has heavy competition for four-star wing Gavin Griffiths.

According to a tweet from Pro Insight director of scouting Andrew Slater, when Griffiths collected those 33 points, coaches from Marquette, Providence, Temple and Rutgers were watching.


Slater reports that Griffiths also has interest from Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma and Stanford. Recruiting analyst Joe Tipton also noted the Michigan interest in a recent tweet, adding that Creighton and others are displaying interest in Griffiths.

As we’ve noted in past columns, Griffiths has obtained other offers from squads including Penn State, Providence, Connecticut, Kansas State, Xavier, Iowa, Maryland, Dayton, Rutgers, Bryant, Fairfield, Hofstra, UMass and Siena.

Griffiths, an excellent perimeter shooter who has been enhancing his inside game, has made an official visit to Iowa and unofficial visits to Rutgers, UConn and Providence. Naturally, I’d love to see him travel to the Hill for a visit at some point.

I am by no means in Griffiths’ inner circle, however, I’d imagine if Kentucky and Michigan offer him, they absolutely could emerge as significant contenders in his recruitment.

To date, I haven’t seen any predictions from national analysts or recruiting insiders as to a possible collegiate destination for Griffiths on either the 247Sports Web site or Rivals.com, and his recruiting process could have a way to go.

Griffiths is rated as high as No. 35 nationally in the 2023 cycle, according to Rivals.com. The industry-generated 247Sports Composite, at the time of this writing, placed him as a top-10 small forward and the No. 1 prospect in Connecticut.

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