Syracuse Basketball: Point guard commit is not in top 100 of new rankings

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Several of the primary recruiting services recently published their final national rankings for the 2022 cycle, and we’re taking a look here at where things stand for Syracuse basketball commit Quadir Copeland in these new ratings.

The 6-foot-6 point guard, who picked the Orange last August over other finalists Maryland, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Miami, Penn State, DePaul and La Salle, spent the 2021-22 stanza playing for the post-grad squad at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

His 2021-22 teammate at the IMG Academy has been another Syracuse basketball 2022 signee, four-star shooting guard/small forward Justin Taylor.

Prior to the IMG Academy, Copeland competed for the Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J., and before that, Gettysburg Area High School in Gettysburg, Pa.

Most recruiting services rate Syracuse basketball commit Quadir Copeland as three stars.

Of the primary recruiting Web sites, ESPN and have Copeland as four stars, but most of the other main ones rank him as three stars.

When On3 unveiled its final national rankings of the top-150 prospects in 2022, Copeland wasn’t included. This recruiting service has him as three stars.

ESPN recently published its final 2022 national ratings as well, and Copeland barely missed out on making the top-100 overall. ESPN has him as four stars and the No. 18 point guard in 2022.

For a while now, has proven to be the most bullish on Copeland, as far as these sorts of national rankings go. In the final 2022 ratings from, Copeland is four stars, No. 95 across the country and No. 21 at point guard.

At the time of this writing, the industry-generated On3 Consensus had him as three stars, No. 163 nationally and No. 20 at combo guard.

When I penned this piece, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rated Copeland as three stars, No. 143 overall and No. 24 at combo guard.

Over at 247Sports, meanwhile, he is three stars and the No. 31 combo guard.

Last month, Copeland was among the stars at the All-City Classic tournament in Harrisburg, Pa., a one-day showcase that featured some of the best high-school and prep-school prospects from Pennsylvania.

I understand that some of my fellow ‘Cuse fans are opining of late that the majority of the Orange’s six 2022 signees, including Copeland, aren’t super highly rated on a national scale, and I get all of that.

However, from my perspective, Copeland is deemed a top-20 to a top-25 point guard or combo guard across the country in the 2022 cycle, and I don’t think that’s too shabby at all.

It will prove interesting to see how much playing time Copeland may get in the upcoming 2022-23 season, considering that Syracuse basketball has an abundance of guards on its roster.

But, longer-term, I believe that Quadir Copeland is going to carve out a really strong hoops career on the Hill.

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