Syracuse Basketball: Highly encouraging that 4-star Brewster guard to visit

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We’ve documented on numerous occasions of late that Syracuse basketball coaches appear to be prioritizing 2023 four-star shooting guard Reid Ducharme in this cycle.

And while the 6-foot-6 Ducharme, a top-100 prospect in 2023 per multiple recruiting services, has plenty of impressive suitors, it does seem that he has high interest in the Orange as well.

To that end, Ducharme plans to make an official visit to the ‘Cuse campus from June 14 to June 16, according to an article from SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister.

Naturally, this is a highly encouraging development for the Orange and its fan base. Ducharme is one of the top shooters across the country in his cycle, according to national analysts and scouts.

He also put forth a really strong junior season for the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., landing on the All-NEPSAC (“New England Preparatory School Athletic Council”) Class AAA second team.

Syracuse basketball will get a visit from four-star guard Reid Ducharme next month.

The Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to Ducharme last August at the squad’s annual Elite Camp. Ducharme has said in at least one interview that Syracuse basketball assistant coach Gerry McNamara is recruiting him hard.

On the AAU circuit, Ducharme runs with the Boston Amateur Basketball Club in Nike’s EYBL league. Experts praised his performances last month during NCAA live periods on the grassroots basketball tour.

Besides the ‘Cuse, Ducharme’s other offers include Connecticut, Iowa, Providence, Penn State, Creighton, DePaul, Stanford, Harvard, Brown and UMass, according to recruiting services and media reports.

More recently, amid the April live periods, Ducharme picked up offers from college groups such as Xavier, Rhode Island, Northwestern and Columbia.

As far as his national rankings in 2023 are concerned, On3 has Ducharme as the No. 62 overall player as well as a top-20 shooting guard.

ESPN, meanwhile, places him at No. 84 nationally and also a top-25 small forward in this class.

At the time of this writing, the two main industry-generated ranking services, the 247Sports Composite and the On3 Consensus, had Ducharme rated just outside of the top-100 overall in the 2023 cycle.

We’ll obviously continue to monitor Ducharme’s recruiting process. I’m not a recruiting analyst nor in his inner circle, however, my sense is that the Orange has a good shot at ultimately landing him.

Besides Ducharme, other 2023 prospects whom I think that Syracuse basketball coaches are prioritizing in this class include four-star guard Elmarko Jackson and talented big man Joseph Estrella, who will enter the national rankings soon.

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