Syracuse Basketball: 4-star point guard commit balls out at all-star event

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Syracuse basketball 2022 four-star signee Quadir Copeland suited up in a showcase event this past weekend, and according to one media report, the 6-foot-6 point guard performed quite well.

Copeland played in the All-City Classic tournament that was held on April 9 at the Camp Curtin Academy in Harrisburg, Pa. This one-day event included some of the premier high-school and prep-school prospects from Pennsylvania.

Per an article from Nebiy Esayas of, in two contests Copeland tallied 22 points and 26 points. Former Orange recruiting target Chance Westry, a 2022 four-star guard, had 20 points and 16 points in the pair of games.

Westry, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., was a standout for the powerhouse AZ Compass Prep School in Chandler, Ariz., as a senior during the 2021-22 stanza. He had the ‘Cuse in his top 10 before picking Auburn.

Syracuse basketball has a talented 2022 point guard in Quadir Copeland.

Copeland selected the Orange last August over other finalists Maryland, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Miami, Penn State, DePaul and La Salle.

In 2021-22, he competed for the post-grad team at the juggernaut IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., alongside another ‘Cuse 2022 signee, four-star shooting guard/small forward Justin Taylor.

Prior to the IMG Academy, Copeland suited up for the Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., as well as Gettysburg Area High School in Gettysburg, Pa.

With the recent addition of four-star combo guard Judah Mintz, who is a senior at the Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., Syracuse basketball now has six members in its strong 2022 cycle.

National analysts and scouts have described Copeland as an athletic and big guard who has excellent court vision and play-making abilities. With his height and length, I’m hopeful that he will prove a disruptive force within the Orange’s zone defense.

As he gets set to arrive on the Hill in the coming months, let’s check in on the latest 2022 national rankings for Copeland. He is four stars, according to ESPN and, while Copeland is three stars per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and the On3 Consensus, as well as 247Sports itself.

Nationally speaking, has him the highest of the primary recruiting services within the 2022 cycle, at No. 91 overall.

From a positional standpoint in this class, Copeland is the No. 19 point guard via ESPN, the No.  22 point guard via, the No. 20 combo guard per the On3 Consensus, and the No. 21 combo guard according to the 247Sports Composite.

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