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Syracuse Basketball: Point guard recruit from Philly is playing like a 5-star

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Syracuse basketball recruiting target Robert Wright III appears to be one of the hottest prospects in the 2024 class, and his stock is clearly on the rise.

The 6-foot-1 point guard put forth a monster sophomore campaign for his high-school squad in Philadelphia, and this past weekend, during an NCAA live period where college coaches and others could watch prospects in person, Wright competed at an elite level for his AAU group.

For example, according to a tweet from high-school hoops analyst and scout Samad Hines, Wright averaged 18.7 points, 5.7 assists and 5.0 rebounds per contest through four games for the Philadelphia-based Team Final, which is a terrific program on Nike’s EYBL circuit.

Not only that, but per Hines, during this live period in the Indianapolis area, Wright connected on 51 percent from the field and a ridiculous 62 percent from beyond the arc.

Syracuse basketball, hopefully, will become a significant contender for point guard Robert Wright III.

Last month, the Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to Wright. Since then, as I’ve been following his recruiting process, I’ve come across tons of comments from recruiting analysts and scouts that speak to Wright being a hot commodity in 2024.

Some experts say that Wright will undoubtedly enter the national ratings in this class, sooner rather than later. He could emerge as a five-star prospect in this cycle.

And as he shines on the grassroots basketball circuit, and college coaches are able to start making direct contact with 2024 players in mid-June, there’s no question that Wright will see his offer list exponentially grow. He’s simply that talented.

To date, some of Wright’s early offers, besides Syracuse basketball, are from Miami, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, VCU, Wichita State, La Salle and Delaware State, according to recruiting services.

Recently, Wright was named an honorable mention when MaxPreps published its sophomore All-America squads for the 2021-22 season.

In the recently concluded high-school stanza, Wright helped lead Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (“PIAA”) 4A state title.

Per MaxPreps, Neumann-Goretti went 23-4 in the 2021-22 term, and Wright tallied averages of 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals a game.

Looking ahead, with Wright and others returning, Neumann-Goretti could find itself entering the 2022-23 season as a nationally ranked, top-25 group, Hines recently shared in a story.

It’s encouraging that Syracuse basketball has gotten involved with Wright relatively early on, however, the competition is going to intensify. This young man’s recruitment is poised to blow up.

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