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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star Brewster guard stellar in AAU, offer list grows

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As we’ve documented on multiple occasions of late, the Syracuse basketball coaching staff appears to be prioritizing four-star shooting guard Reid Ducharme in the 2023 cycle.

The 6-foot-6 Ducharme, who is rated in the top-100 overall within the 2023 class according to several of the primary recruiting services, put forth a terrific junior season at the powerhouse Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., in a 2021-22 campaign where he landed on the All-NEPSAC (“New England Preparatory School Athletic Council”) Class AAA second team.

More recently, last month, during two NCAA live periods on the AAU circuit where college coaches, recruiting analysts, scouts and others could watch high-school players compete in person, Ducharme performed at a really high level, according to experts.

And more offers continue to roll in for Ducharme, who suits up in AAU contests for the Boston Amateur Basketball Club in Nike’s EYBL league.

I think the ‘Cuse has a good shot at potentially picking up this top-20 shooting guard in 2023, however, competition is clearly intensifying.

Syracuse basketball coaches seem to be recruiting four-star guard Reid Ducharme hard.

The Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to Ducharme this past August at the team’s annual Elite Camp. He has said in at least one interview of late that the ‘Cuse, and particularly Syracuse basketball assistant coach Gerry McNamara, is showing him a lot of love.

His offers, besides the Orange, include from Connecticut, Iowa, Providence, Penn State, Creighton, DePaul, Stanford, Harvard, Brown and UMass.

More recently, though, as the live periods occurred in April, Ducharme has acquired offers from teams such as Xavier, Rhode Island, Northwestern and Columbia, according to recruiting services.

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Xavier, a member of the Big East Conference, is led by new head coach Sean Miller, who is the former boss at Arizona and also was the Musketeers’ head coach back in the day. This could prove an interesting suitor to watch in Ducharme’s recruiting process.

He is deemed a four-star prospect in the 2023 cycle by virtually all of the main recruiting services. ESPN has him at No. 84 overall and No. 24 at small forward, while Ducharme is No. 105 nationally, per Rivals.com.

He was also No. 111 across the country when I penned this column, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

On3 is pretty bullish on Ducharme, slotting him at No. 62 nationwide and No. 19 at shooting guard. At the time of this writing, the industry-generated On3 Consensus had him at No. 101 overall and No. 24 at shooting guard in the 2023 class.

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