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Syracuse Basketball: 5-star guard says SU was dream school growing up

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I have no idea if 2024 five-star shooting guard Isaiah Elohim might have any interest in Syracuse basketball as his potential collegiate destination, and we’ll have to see if the Orange coaching staff might consider doling out a scholarship offer to the elite 6-foot-5 prospect.

However, Elohim did say in a recent interview that his dream school growing up was the ‘Cuse, and that’s pretty darn cool! Elohim is on the west coast these days, although from some media reports I came across, it seems he is originally from Kingston, N.Y., which is about an hour south of Albany.

According to a recent Q&A that Elohim conducted with scouting service Pro Insight, he averaged more than 20 points per game as a freshman for the Heritage Christian School in Northridge, Calif.

This past year, as a sophomore during the 2021-22 campaign, he suited up for the Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Calif., and Elohim plays in AAU events for the San Fernando Valley, Calif.-based Paul George Elite in Nike’s EYBL league.

I’d love to see Syracuse basketball offer five-star guard Isaiah Elohim.

"Elohim, in the Pro Insight interview, said that when he was growing up, “My dream school was Syracuse, just from being from around there and wanting to really just be on that campus and get to feel what it feels like to be at Syracuse.”"

By the way, one of his teammates at the Sierra Canyon School is 2024 five-star guard Trentyn Flowers, who has reportedly received some level of interest from the Orange coaching staff.

Getting back to Elohim, he is rated as five stars by most of the primary recruiting services, and he’s also a consensus top-10 overall player in the 2024 cycle.

At present, ESPN has him the highest on a national scale, at No. 2 across the country.

In reviewing the main recruiting Web sites, some of Elohim’s early offers include from Kansas, UCLA, Southern California, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Arizona State and Mike Hopkins-led Washington.

Other schools that are showing interest in him are Kentucky and Auburn, among others, Elohim told Pro Insight.

As a sophomore, his recruiting process likely has a way to go, but I would imagine that additional blue-blood programs and recruiting heavyweights in college basketball are going to end up pursuing Elohim.

In the Pro Insight Q&A, he spoke quite highly of how he really started to fall in love with hoops when he moved to California, so it would be completely understandable if he ends up going to college on the west coast.

Still, I’ll be anxious to see if there might ever be mutual interest among Syracuse basketball and this supremely talented 2024 player.

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