Syracuse basketball 5-star recruits in junior class are named All-Americans

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Multiple Syracuse basketball four-star and five-star recruits have received inclusion on various All-America teams honoring 2023 high-school prospects for their performances during the recently concluded 2021-22 season.

Jordan Divens, the national basketball editor for MaxPreps, recently published a piece where he revealed several 2021-22 All-America squads for the 2023 recruiting cycle.

These players, who just finished up their junior stanzas, include five-star power forward G.G. Jackson, five-star point guard D.J. Wagner, five-star guard Simeon Wilcher, five-star forward Justin Edwards and four-star point guard Aden Holloway.

On Divens’ All-America first squad are Jackson, Wagner and Wilcher, while the second group includes Edwards, and Holloway is on the third unit.

Syracuse basketball recruiting targets shined during their junior terms.

Jackson, out of Ridge View High School in Columbia, S.C., landed a ‘Cuse offer in August of 2020, although his recruitment is focused on other college teams at this point.

Wilcher, who attends Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, N.J., held a Syracuse basketball offer and reportedly had a solid interest in the Orange, but he committed to North Carolina in October of 2021.

Wagner, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the 2023 cycle who suits up for Camden High School in Camden, N.J., was offered by the ‘Cuse last August at the team’s annual Elite Camp. Per Divens’ story, Wagner averaged 19.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.3 assists in 2021-22, as Camden High School went 31-3.

Offered a scholarship by Syracuse basketball coaches last summer, Edwards in 2021-22 helped lead the Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia to a 29-4 overall mark and the Class 5A state title in Pennsylvania.

As a junior for the Imhotep Institute Charter High School, Edwards averaged 18.3 points and 8.3 boards per affair, according to MaxPreps.

Holloway was an absolute stud this past season for the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., earning the 6th man of the year award from the prestigious National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”).

One of the top point guards in the 2023 cycle, in 2021-22 Holloway tallied averages of 16.1 points, four rebounds and three assists per contest, per the MaxPreps story.

Syracuse basketball coaches offered Holloway, who played a key role in the La Lumiere School receiving an invite to the recently held GEICO Nationals, back in the summer of 2019, according to recruiting services.

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