New rankings place Syracuse basketball 5-star target as nation’s No. 1 PG

Syracuse basketball is in regular contact for 2024 five-star prospect Elliot Cadeau, according to several recent media reports, and the 6-foot-1 Cadeau has been named the No. 1 point guard in his cycle per a new set of rankings.

The 247Sports recruiting service recently published its first national ratings for the 2024 class, in which it listed the top-80 high-school players in this cycle.

Cadeau, a sophomore at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., is rated four stars, No. 9 across the country, No. 1 at point guard and No. 2 in New Jersey, according to these new national rankings from 247Sports.

Analysts and scouts praise Cadeau for a strong all-around game. He is athletic and quick, experts say. Cadeau has excellent court vision, penetrates into the lane with precision, and is a more than credible shooter from the perimeter, according to experts.

Syracuse basketball five-star target Elliot Cadeau is the top point guard in 2024.

Orange coaches offered a scholarship to Cadeau last November. His other offers have included from Seton Hall, Providence, St. John’s, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, TCU, UMass, Howard and Siena.

In some reports on Cadeau that I’ve come across of late, it seems that Syracuse basketball coaches are reaching out for him a lot, along with others like Seton Hall, Tennessee, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State.

Blue-blood program Kentucky and Big Ten Conference heavyweight Ohio State are also reportedly showing interest in Cadeau.

Besides his new rankings from 247Sports, Cadeau checks in at No. 6 overall, according to Rivals.com, and No. 6 nationwide, per ESPN. He’s also the No. 1 point guard in the 2024 cycle, according to ESPN.

At the time of this writing, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rated Cadeau as five stars, No. 6 nationally, No. 1 at point guard and No. 2 in New Jersey.

I do get the sense that ‘Cuse coaches are making Cadeau a priority target in the 2024 class, although his recruiting process likely has a long way to go.

What would encourage me is if Cadeau ultimately elects to make a trip to the Hill down the road. To that end, Joe Tipton of on3.com wrote in a recent story that Cadeau would like to visit Texas Tech and Tennessee this summer, but that the elite 2024 player is open to checking out other college squads as well.