Syracuse Basketball: 4-star wing recruit scores big honor, big offers roll in

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From what I can tell, Syracuse basketball 2023 four-star recruiting target Gavin Griffiths put forth some kind of stellar junior season at his prep school in Connecticut.

The 6-foot-7 wing, easily one of the hottest prospects in his class, continues to soar up the national rankings, while seeing his list of scholarship offers grow in a big-time way.

According to his Twitter page and recruiting services, two of the more recent offers to arrive for Griffiths are from Southeastern Conference squads Alabama and LSU.

The Orange coaching staff offered him in October of 2020, which was relatively early on in Griffiths’ recruiting process. His other offers include from Michigan, Pittsburgh, Creighton, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Providence, Xavier, Kansas State, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Dayton, Rutgers, Bryant, Fairfield, Hofstra, UMass and Siena, per media reports and recruiting services.

I’ve also come across reports that suggest Griffiths is garnering interest from other college teams such as Baylor, Tennessee and Memphis.

Syracuse basketball faces intense competition for four-star wing Gavin Griffiths.

Griffiths recently wrapped up his junior term for the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn. According to a tweet from his school, Griffiths tallied averages of 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists this past season.

Those are really impressive numbers, and the tweet from the Kingswood Oxford School says that Griffiths has been named the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (“NEPSAC”) Class B Player of the Year for the 2021-22 campaign.

This past October, he took an official visit to Iowa, and Griffiths has also made unofficial visits to UConn, Providence and Rutgers, per reports.

He may be eyeing official visits, in the near future, to teams such as Baylor, Michigan, Providence and Creighton, according to reports. Naturally, I’d love to see Griffiths visit the Hill, but I’m not getting the sense that this is super likely to happen.

Then again, I’m not a recruiting analyst, so let’s see how Griffiths’ recruitment pans out. What I do feel comfortable in saying is that Griffiths could be on his way to attaining five-star status in the 2023 cycle at some point.

In reviewing the primary recruiting services, Griffiths is a consensus top-65 player who is rated as high as No. 15 nationally via On3. Most recruiting Web sites also deem him as a top-10 shooting guard/small forward in his class, as well as the No. 1 prospect in Connecticut.

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