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Syracuse Basketball: 4 teams showing 4-star big-man recruit the most love

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Syracuse basketball offered a scholarship to 2023 four-star big man Isaiah Miranda in late November, and unfortunately, I’m not getting the sense that the Orange is a major player for the stellar 7-foot-1 power forward/center.

That being said, I’m not a recruiting analyst, nor am I in the inner circle of either Miranda or the ‘Cuse hoops program. Based on a variety of media reports that I’ve read about Miranda in recent months, some college teams prioritizing him have gotten noted, and it doesn’t appear that the Orange is one of them.

According to the primary recruiting services, Miranda is a consensus top-45 player in the 2023 cycle. He attends the Springfield Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, Mass., and competes on the AAU circuit with the Rhode Island Elite.

In reviewing the main recruiting Web sites, Miranda at present holds more than 15 scholarship offers from squads such as Southern California, Georgetown, LSU, VCU, Mike Hopkins-led Washington, Memphis, Connecticut, Providence, Maryland, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, St. John’s and Rhode Island.

Per media reports and recruiting services, other teams that have shown interest in Miranda include Kentucky, UCLA, Illinois, Kansas, Memphis and Oregon.

Syracuse basketball appears a long shot for four-star big man Isaiah Miranda.

According to a recent article from Rivals.com national analyst Travis Graf, Rhode Island Elite head coach Nick Light said USC, UConn and Kentucky “are sticking out the most at this time” in Miranda’s recruitment.

In another separate recent piece on Miranda, 247Sports national analyst Brandon Jenkins wrote in part that Connecticut, the Hoyas, Kentucky and USC are “showing him the most love.”

Graf added that depending on how the upcoming AAU circuit goes for Miranda, there could be a possible reclassification to the 2022 cycle for him. The ‘Cuse, by the way, has six commits in this class, including a three-star power forward and a three-star power forward/center.

To date, I haven’t seen any predictions from national analysts or other recruiting insiders as to a potential collegiate destination for Miranda, although I imagine the Orange isn’t heavily in the running for him.

Per a review of the primary recruiting services, Miranda is a consensus four-star prospect who is rated as high as No. 26 nationally in 2023, according to ESPN, as well as No. 3 at center.

He is rated just outside the top-30 overall, per both the On3 Consensus and the 247Sports Composite. Miranda is also the No. 1 high-school player in Massachusetts within the 2023 class.

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