Syracuse Basketball: 4-star, 5-star recruits light up the scoreboard in AAU

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Another NCAA live period took place in multiple locations around the country this past weekend, and several Syracuse basketball four-star and five-star recruits put forth strong performances for their AAU teams.

We’re taking a look here at various Orange recruiting targets who suited up in the Indianapolis area on the Nike EYBL circuit, with information provided by

First up is 2023 four-star shooting guard Reid Ducharme, who appears to be a priority target for the ‘Cuse in this cycle. The 6-foot-6 Ducharme is out of the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., and he suits up for the Boston Amateur Basketball Club in AAU competitions.

Ducharme, by and large, has played well in the two live periods that have occurred in April. Last weekend, he registered 13 points, 12 points, 21 points and 20 points in a quartet of encounters.

Let’s examine other Syracuse basketball prospects in EYBL affairs.

As we noted the other day, the Orange coaching staff is apparently beginning to show interest in 2024 five-star guard Trentyn Flowers.

The 6-foot-8 Flowers, from the Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Calif., is playing for the Maryland-based Team Durant. In two games, he notched 11 points and 12 points.

Some recruiting insiders believe that it’s Kentucky versus in-state rival Louisville for 2023 five-star point guard D.J. Wagner, the nation’s No. 1 junior who holds a Syracuse basketball offer.

The 6-foot-3 Wagner, who stars for Camden High School in Camden, N.J., has been exceptional in the two April live periods for the New Jersey Scholars Elite Basketball Club.

This past weekend, he had 24 points and 23 points in a pair of contests, and then he produced seven points, 12 assists and six rebounds in another game.

His teammate at both Camden High School and for the New Jersey Scholars Elite Basketball Club is 2023 five-star center Aaron Bradshaw.

The Orange has reportedly displayed an interest in the 7-foot Bradshaw at one time or another. In the most recent live period, he boasted 16 points and eight rebounds in one encounter, as well as 16 points and six rebounds in a second battle.

Kayvaun Mulready, a 6-foot-4 guard in the 2024 class, has also reportedly received interest from Syracuse basketball. He plays for the Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass., and with the Albany City Rocks.

In one game over the weekend, Mulready tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

According to a national recruiting analyst, the Orange was among the college squads this past weekend that watched 2023 five-star forward Justin Edwards, although I’m the first to acknowledge that it doesn’t seem the ‘Cuse is heavily in the mix for him at this juncture.

The 6-foot-7 Edwards is with the Philadelphia-based Team Final and competes for the Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia.

Last weekend for Team Final, Edwards lit up the scoreboard in droves, going for 21 points, 22 points, 17 points and 15 points.

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