As Syracuse basketball prioritizes 5-star, No. 1 point guard, a visit is likely

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In recent weeks, I’ve come across multiple media reports that speak to Syracuse basketball recruiting 2024 five-star prospect Elliot Cadeau hard.

One such article came a few days ago from 247Sports national analyst Brandon Jenkins. His piece is a subscriber-exclusive, so it’s not appropriate for me to share the details here.

However, let’s just say that Jenkins’ story aligns with other recent reports noting that, at least for the time being, the three college squads in the most contact for the 6-foot-1 Cadeau are the Orange, Texas Tech and Tennessee.

Cadeau, by the way, is rated as the No. 1 point guard in the sophomore cycle, according to numerous recruiting services, as well as a consensus top-10 prospect in 2024. His recruitment could have a way to go, but for now, I like where ‘Cuse coaches stand with him.

Last November, Syracuse basketball offered a scholarship to five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau.

In 2021-22, Cadeau was a sophomore at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J. On the AAU circuit, he suits up for the New York City-based New Heights Lightning in Nike’s EYBL league.

As we detailed in another article earlier this week, at present, the New Heights Lightning is one of the premier groups around the country in grassroots basketball.

According to recruiting services and his Twitter page, Cadeau has landed offers from teams such as Maryland, Seton Hall, Providence, St. John’s, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, TCU, UMass, Howard and Siena.

Trust me, though. That offer list is going to grow, and rather quickly. In mid-June, college coaches will be able to start making direct contact with 2024 prospects, and Cadeau absolutely should see more big-time offers arrive in the near future.

We’ve noted that Texas Tech has received some buzz from experts on as it pertains to Cadeau’s recruitment. I’m not a recruiting analyst, nor in his inner circle, however, based on what I’ve read about Cadeau lately, I’d have to assume that Texas Tech, Syracuse basketball and Tennessee all could be deemed as currently in a good spot with this top-flight point guard.

For the Orange, the next step, from my perspective, is to get Elliot Cadeau to the Hill for an official or unofficial visit. My sense is that the ‘Cuse is likely to see that occur, so we’ll continue to monitor when things become more clear as to future campus visits for Cadeau.

I’m sure some of my fellow Orange fans think that the team faces long odds to win out in Cadeau’s recruitment, but I have a feeling that Syracuse basketball is going to prove a significant contender for him, which is really exciting.

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