Syracuse Basketball: 4-star guard, a top SU target, ‘coveted shot-maker’

At a prestigious holiday tournament in North Carolina, a Syracuse basketball four-star recruiting target caught the attention of a national analyst.

Reid Ducharme, a 2023 four-star shooting guard who appears to be a high-priority recruiting prospect for Orange coaches in this cycle, was recently suiting up along with his prep-school teammates at the John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, N.C.

The 6-foot-6 Ducharme put forth a really nice performance in one game, although his squad, the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., lost to Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., by a final count of 71 to 63, according to the tournament’s Twitter page.

Per a tweet from The HS Circuit, Ducharme finished that contest with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Talk about stuffing the stat sheet!

Syracuse basketball looks to be a strong contender for four-star Reid Ducharme.

According to media reports that we’ve noted of late, the Brewster Academy junior is eyeing a likely visit to the Hill in the near future. Ducharme has also said in interviews that the ‘Cuse is among numerous teams that he hears from frequently. He was offered by Syracuse basketball this past August at the Orange’s annual Elite Camp.

A top-100 prospect and a top-20 shooting guard in the 2023 cycle according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, Ducharme holds other offers from teams such as Connecticut, Providence, Stanford, Iowa, UMass, DePaul, Harvard and Brown.

In a recent piece, 247Sports national analyst Dushawn London wrote that Ducharme hears consistently from Penn State, Providence, Loyola Chicago, Marquette, Brown and Harvard, among others. Michigan State is also reportedly showing interest in him.

Travis Branham, also a national analyst for 247Sports, was on hand to watch Ducharme at the John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational.

Branham wrote in part about the Syracuse basketball 2023 target, “He has a confidence and toughness about him that even when he’s missing shots, he’s not going to let it impact his next. He came up big down the final minutes for Brewster, knocking down multiple big jumpers. Ducharme is a guy you can’t ever leave open and he is going to be a coveted shot-maker in 2023.”

I’m not a recruiting analyst, nor am I in Ducharme’s inner circle. However, I do feel like the Orange is going to end up having a really excellent shot at landing this sharp-shooter in the junior class.