Syracuse basketball among teams in most contact for 5-star, No. 1 PG

Syracuse basketball, Reid Ducharme (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Syracuse basketball is among several schools that, at present, are in the most contact for the nation’s No. 1 point guard in his class, according to a media report.

I recently came across an article on about 2024 five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau, who received a scholarship offer from the Orange last November, that sheds some light on his recruitment.

The 6-foot-1 Cadeau, a sophomore at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., likely has a way to go with his recruiting process. But early on, it does appear that the ‘Cuse coaching staff is making a serious run at winning out for Cadeau.

As we’ve noted in prior columns on Cadeau, his other offers include from Seton Hall, Providence, St. John’s, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, TCU, UMass, Howard and Siena.

Given his skill-set and national rankings, I’d expect many, many more offers to arrive for him, including from blue-blood programs and other recruiting heavyweights in college basketball.

Syracuse basketball is vying for five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau.

According to the story on, some of the college squads that are in contact the most for Cadeau are the Orange, Seton Hall, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State, among others.

For what it’s worth, a prediction was made for Cadeau in the direction of Texas Tech on this past December, although as I said earlier, it’s pretty early in his recruitment.

Not all of the primary recruiting services currently rank 2024 prospects, however, the ones that do place Cadeau in the top-10 overall within this cycle. What’s more, ESPN has slotted him as the No. 1 point guard in the 2024 class.

As we detailed in another recent story, Cadeau is reportedly garnering interest from teams such as blue-blood Kentucky, Virginia, Connecticut, Rutgers and Wake Forest, among others.

To my knowledge, Syracuse basketball coaches have offered four players in the 2024 cycle. Besides Cadeau, they are five-star power forward Derik Queen from the Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla., four-star power forward Donnie Freeman out of St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., and fast-rising big man Yves Missi with the West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md.

We’ll obviously continue to monitor Cadeau’s recruiting process moving forward.

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