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Syracuse basketball 5-star priority recruit, No. 1 PG, starts planning visits

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Multiple media reports of late have suggested that Syracuse basketball, Texas Tech and Tennessee have been recruiting 2024 five-star prospect Elliot Cadeau the hardest.

Of course, those squads prioritizing the elite 6-foot-1 point guard could change as his recruiting process carries onward. But for the time being, it seems, Orange coaches are in heavy pursuit of Cadeau, who is ranked as a top-10 national prospect and the No. 1 point guard in his class, according to numerous recruiting services.

I’ve written lately that it appears the ‘Cuse has a good shot at landing an official visit from Cadeau at some point in the future. And he’s already starting to line up official visits, although at this juncture, his planned trip so far is to another suitor, not the Orange.

Offered a scholarship by the ‘Cuse last November, Cadeau attends Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., and he runs with the New York City-based New Heights Lightning on the AAU circuit in Nike’s EYBL league.

To date in the spring portion of the grassroots basketball circuit, the New Heights Lightning is deemed one of the top AAU squads around the country, according to analysts and scouts.

Syracuse basketball is in a recruiting battle for five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau.

In mid-June, college coaches will be able to start making direct contact with 2024 high-school players. I would imagine that Cadeau, at that time or shortly thereafter, will see his scholarship-offer list greatly expand.

Besides the Orange, he holds offers from college teams such as Maryland, Seton Hall, Providence, St. John’s, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, TCU, UMass, Howard and Siena.

Speaking of Texas Tech, Cadeau plans to visit that Big 12 Conference member during the weekend of September 24, per an article from college basketball insider Adam Zagoria.

As we’ve noted in the past, there are a couple of predictions in Texas Tech’s favor for Cadeau on Rivals.com, although his recruitment likely has a way to go.

The Red Raiders, though, might have another thing going for them in his recruiting process. According to a story in February by On3 national analyst Joe Tipton, Texas Tech was Cadeau’s dream school growing up.

He cited the Red Raiders’ defensive prowess as something that caught his attention. Texas Tech is a strong, strong program, having reached the 2019 NCAA Tournament title game and going on other deep Big Dance runs in recent seasons.

Cadeau, whose mother is Swedish, is traveling to Sweden in June to train with the country’s U18 national team, according to Zagoria.

We’ll certainly monitor whether anything develops as it pertains to Cadeau potentially taking an official visit to the Hill down the line. He’s a tremendously impressive young man, on and off the court, and I’d love for Syracuse basketball to stay in contention throughout Cadeau’s recruitment.

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