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Multiple Syracuse basketball 2022 commits in top 100 of Rivals, SI ratings

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Syracuse basketball 2022 signees didn’t get a ton of love when ESPN recently updated its national rankings of the top-100 prospects in this class, but Orange commits did receive more praise in new ratings from two sources.

Just in the past few days, Sports Illustrated released its final SI99 rankings for the 2022 cycle, while Rivals.com disclosed its final ratings of the top-150 prospects in this class.

At least three of the six ‘Cuse commits in the 2022 cycle arrived in the top-100 overall according to both Sports Illustrated and Rivals.com.

The Orange’s 2022 class consists of four-star guard Judah Mintz of the Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., four-star shooting guard/small forward Justin Taylor of the post-grad team at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., four-star point guard Quadir Copeland, also of the IMG Academy’s post-grad squad, four-star small forward Chris Bunch of the Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, three-star power forward Maliq Brown of the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., and three-star power forward/center Peter Carey, most recently with the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Mass.

Let’s see where some of these Syracuse basketball 2022 commits are rated.

The 6-foot-3 Mintz is rated No. 33 nationally by Sports Illustrated, as well as No. 56 across the country by Rivals.com.

The 6-foot-6 Taylor checks in at No. 81 overall via Sports Illustrated and No. 69 nationwide at Rivals.com.

The 6-foot-7 Bunch squeaked into the SI99, at No. 97, while he is No. 84 overall according to Rivals.com.

The 6-foot-6 Copeland didn’t make the cut in the final 2022 national ratings from Sports Illustrated, however, Rivals.com does have him at No. 95 around the country in this class.

Neither the 6-foot-9 Brown nor the 6-foot-11 Carey was included in these 2022 national rankings from Sports Illustrated and Rivals.com. That being said, I believe that Brown is an underrated prospect in this cycle, while Carey was unfortunately injured and didn’t play during his senior season at the Northfield Mount Hermon School.

All in all, as I’ve opined for a while now, I believe this is a really strong 2022 class for Syracuse basketball. It’s not the highest-rated cycle ever for the Orange, but these six signees, to me, boast nice chemistry and cover all five positions with lots of depth.

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