Syracuse basketball 2022 class takes a big dive following rankings update

Many of the primary recruiting services have been refreshing their national player and class rankings for the 2022 cycle of late, and the Syracuse basketball five-member 2022 class dropped a bit following some new updates.

On3 has refreshed its 2022 player ratings, expanding its list from the top-100 prospects to the top-150 high-school players. In this update, Orange signee Chris Bunch, a small forward, was the only ‘Cuse 2022 commit to arrive as four stars.

Per On3, Bunch is No. 55 nationally. As far as the other Syracuse basketball 2022 commits are concerned, shooting guard/small forward Justin Taylor is three stars and No. 122.

The Orange’s other three 2022 signees are all rated three stars but not in the top-150 overall, according to the On3 updates. These future ‘Cuse players are point guard Quadir Copeland, power forward Maliq Brown and power forward/center Peter Carey.

Let’s see where the Syracuse basketball 2022 class is nationally ranked.

When I took a look on Monday evening at the ‘Cuse 2022 cycle on the On3 Web site, this Orange class checked in at No. 34 across the country, down 15 spots from previously being No. 19 nationwide.

The Syracuse basketball 2022 class, at the time of this writing, was also No. 8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, after previously being No. 2 in that league.

These team rankings for the ‘Cuse, by the way, are derived from the On3 Consensus Ratings, which I believe are similar in some way, shape or form to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

When it comes to the On3 Consensus Ratings, of the five Syracuse basketball 2022 commits, only Bunch is four stars. He is also No. 57 overall.

In these consensus rankings, Taylor is No. 132, Copeland is No. 161, Brown is No. 221 and Carey is No. 253. These four high-school prospects are all three stars.

It’s true that, lately, some recruiting services have lowered their national rankings for the Orange 2022 class as a whole, as well as individual signees themselves. But not all recruiting services have, at least to my knowledge.

Plus, as I always like to say, these sorts of recruiting ratings are somewhat subjective. I still adamantly believe that Syracuse basketball has a talented and promising 2022 cycle, even if it’s not as highly ranked as it once was on a national scale.