In recent weeks, all of the primary recruiting services that I rely on for these sorts of articles have published their final national rankings for the 2022 class, and we’ve detailed from time to time where the six commits for Syracuse basketball have resided in such ratings.
With these 2022 player rankings unveiled by recruiting services such as 247Sports, On3, ESPN and Rivals.com, that in turn has also fueled the team ratings for this cycle.
I’m not able to access 2022 team rankings from ESPN, because they’re subscriber-exclusive, so for the purposes of this column, I’m taking a look at the Orange’s 2022 team ratings from the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, the industry-generated On3 Consensus, and Rivals.com.
What we’ll see here is that the ‘Cuse six-member 2022 class ranges from within the top-10 nationally to just barely inside the top-25 overall.
By the way, the Orange’s half-dozen 2022 signees are four-star combo guard Judah Mintz with the Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., four-star shooting guard/small forward Justin Taylor with the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., four-star small forward Chris Bunch out of the Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, four-star point guard Quadir Copeland, also of the IMG Academy, three-star power forward Maliq Brown from the Blue Ridge School in St. George, Va., and three-star power forward/center Peter Carey, who most recently competed for the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Mass.
Syracuse basketball has a really, really solid 2022 class.
Okay, so the recruiting service most bullish on the ‘Cuse 2022 cycle is Rivals.com, and I feel like that has been the case for a while now.
When I penned this piece, Rivals.com had Syracuse basketball at No. 7 nationwide. Rivals.com also has four Orange 2022 commits as four stars and inside the top-100 overall – Mintz, Taylor, Bunch and Copeland.
The 247Sports Composite, meanwhile, places the ‘Cuse 2022 class at No. 18 around the country. This composite rates Mintz, Bunch and Taylor as four stars, although only Mintz is within the top-100 nationally (Bunch barely missed the cut, at No. 101).
Finally, the On3 Consensus puts the Syracuse basketball 2022 cycle at No. 24 overall and No. 9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. That ACC rating, personally speaking, I don’t get at all.
The On3 Consensus has Mintz and Bunch as four stars, and both of them are also in the top-100 ratings for this class.
As I preface all the time, these sorts of national rankings will vary from one recruiting service to the next, and these sorts of ratings are also subjective. All in all, it’s an excellent 2022 cycle for the Orange, in my humble opinion.
Eric Bossi, the national basketball director for 247Sports, recently said in part about the ‘Cuse 2022 class, “Not surprisingly, this Syracuse class features a group primarily made up of guys that can play in the zone and bring a pretty wide array of current ability, upside, and potential with them.”