Syracuse Basketball: Big-time offers to pour in for a 4-star big-man recruit

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Syracuse basketball recruiting target Yves Missi continues to see his national rankings soar, and the 2024 four-star center will likely see his list of scholarship offers significantly grow in the near future, according to an expert.

The 6-foot-11 Missi, who is a sophomore at a prep school in Maryland, received a scholarship offer from the Orange coaching staff last December. To date, his other offers include from UCLA, St. John’s, DePaul, Norfolk State and USC Upstate, according to recruiting services.

But based on what I’ve read about Missi, that offer sheet is going to expand quickly for the fast-rising big man. For one, in the coming weeks and months, college coaches will be able to evaluate high-school prospects at AAU events during NCAA live periods.

What’s more, college coaches will be able to start initiating direct contact with 2024 players on June 15 of this year. As Missi competes on the grassroots basketball circuit with the Bronx, N.Y.-based PSA Cardinals this spring and summer, I have no doubt that the competition for his future services is going to intensify for the ‘Cuse.

Syracuse basketball entered the recruitment of four-star center Yves Missi early on.

Rob Cassidy, the basketball recruiting director at, recently penned an article where he details five high-school prospects whom he believes could see their offer lists rapidly grow amid the upcoming grassroots basketball circuit.

"Included in Cassidy’s piece is Missi, who is a sophomore at the West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Md. The national analyst wrote in part that Missi “is a certified presence in the paint, where he routinely blocks and changes shots. He runs the floor well for a prospect of his size and finishes around the basket with both hands. If he expands his offensive game, he could quickly become a difference-maker at the highest level. The potential at work is unmistakable, as the size and agility are there.”"

Since Missi’s recruitment is still expanding on a national scale, not all of the primary recruiting services currently rank him within the 2024 cycle, but that will soon change.

In this class, he is ranked No. 28 overall via, No. 30 at 247Sports, No. 32 at the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, and No. 39 at

Additionally, the 247Sports Composite places Missi as the No. 6 center in the 2024 cycle, as well as the No. 3 prospect in Maryland. We’ll obviously continue to monitor his recruiting process moving forward to see if Syracuse basketball emerges as a serious contender for Missi.

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