Syracuse basketball 2022 class vaults into the top-10 nationally, per Rivals

Syracuse basketball recently scored a huge commitment from 2022 four-star guard Judah Mintz, who has signed his national letter of intent to play for the Orange, per a recent tweet from his high-school head coach.

The 6-foot-3 Mintz, who at the end of March picked the ‘Cuse over other finalists DePaul, Wake Forest and N.C. State, is a senior at the powerhouse Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.

Per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and the On3 Consensus, Mintz hovers around the No. 50 overall ranking within the 2022 class, and he’s the highest-rated commit for the Orange in what is now a strong six-member cycle.

To that end, since Mintz committed, the Syracuse basketball 2022 class had moved up to No. 7 across the country when I penned this column, according to Rivals.com.

Let’s examine the national ratings of the Syracuse basketball 2022 cycle.

At the time of this writing, Rivals.com was the most bullish, rankings-wise, regarding the Orange’s 2022 class. On the 247Sports Web site, this ‘Cuse cycle was rated No. 15 nationally and No. 4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Additionally, via the On3 Web site, the Syracuse basketball 2022 class is placed at No. 27 nationwide and No. 5 in the ACC. I’m not a recruiting expert, but only 27th nationally? That seems a bit low, in my humble opinion.

Besides Mintz, the other signees for the Orange in 2022 are four-star shooting guard/small forward Justin Taylor with the post-grad team at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., four-star point guard Quadir Copeland, who played alongside Taylor during the 2021-22 campaign, four-star small forward Chris Bunch out of the Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, three-star power forward/center Peter Carey, who most recently competed for the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Mass., and three-star power forward Maliq Brown with the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va.

See below for some of the latest national rankings for each of the Syracuse basketball 2022 commits.

Judah Mintz
Rivals.com: 56
247Sports Composite: 53
On3 Consensus: 50

Chris Bunch
Rivals.com: 80
247Sports Composite: 96
On3 Consensus: 57

Justin Taylor
Rivals.com: 68
247Sports Composite: 108
On3 Consensus: 131

Quadir Copeland
Rivals.com: 91
247Sports Composite: 143
On3 Consensus: 161

Maliq Brown
Rivals.com: NR
247Sports Composite: 231
On3 Consensus: 221

Peter Carey
Rivals.com: NR
247Sports Composite: 262
On3 Consensus: 253