Syracuse Basketball: Big-man commit keeps piling up big-time numbers

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Syracuse basketball 2022 three-star commit Maliq Brown and his high-school teammates in Virginia were scheduled to play in the VIC championship game on Saturday night, and the 6-foot-9 Brown has produced an impressive senior season.

Brown, a consensus three-star power forward in the 2022 cycle, suits up for the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va. His squad was slated to play at 5 pm on Saturday in the VIC championship contest against the Miller School out of Charlottesville, Va., according to a tweet from the Blue Ridge School.

In a recently held VIC semifinal encounter, per his team, the Blue Ridge School defeated the Virginia Episcopal School from Lynchburg, Va., by a final count of 75-52.

According to a separate tweet from the Blue Ridge School, Brown was an absolute star in that victory, as he compiled 21 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Syracuse basketball 2022 commit Maliq Brown has shined as a senior.

Per the MaxPreps Web site, the Blue Ridge School Barons are an excellent 26-5 to date in the 2021-22 stanza. The squad has won nine games in a row, is rated No. 1 among independent teams in Virginia and has a No. 6 overall ranking in Virginia, MaxPreps says.

Brown is a huge reason why the Barons have fared so well in 2021-22. According to MaxPreps, the Orange 2022 signee is averaging 15.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per affair.

I recognize that the competition Brown endures may not be quite as high as what other Syracuse basketball 2022 commits are facing, but still, he is generating some big-time numbers, in my humble opinion.

The ‘Cuse has five high-school prospects, including Brown, in its 2022 cycle, and Syracuse basketball coaches are pursuing a four-star guard, Judah Mintz, in this class as well. Mintz is currently on an official visit to the Hill.

Brown’s national ratings aren’t nearly as high as other Syracuse basketball 2022 pledges, but I feel like he could make an impact next season as a freshman in Central New York.

I believe that all of the primary recruiting services have refreshed their 2022 rankings of late, and Brown is generally viewed as a top-50 power forward in this cycle, as well as a top-10 player in Virginia. has him as the No. 32 power forward in the 2022 class.

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