Syracuse Basketball: Top performances by 4-star, 5-star recruits in EYBL

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The Nike EYBL league on the AAU circuit has been holding contests throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., and we’re taking a look at how various Syracuse basketball recruiting targets have fared.

In this article, we’re sharing some statistics put forth by a half-dozen prospects in the 2023 and 2024 cycles who hold either a scholarship offer from the Orange, or have received interest from the ‘Cuse coaching staff.

Those high-school players are 2023 four-star shooting guard Reid Ducharme, 2024 guard Kayvaun Mulready, 2024 five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau, 2023 five-star point guard D.J. Wagner, 2024 five-star guard Trentyn Flowers, and 2024 five-star power forward Donnie Freeman.

All of the data provided here, by the way, comes via

How Syracuse basketball recruits are performing in AAU encounters.

Reid Ducharme
The 6-foot-6 Ducharme, offered by the Orange last August at the team’s annual Elite Camp, plans to take an official visit to the Hill in mid-June, per SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister.

He is a high-priority target for the ‘Cuse in 2023. Ducharme attends the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., and he runs with the Boston Amateur Basketball Club.

Game 1: 14 points and three rebounds
Game 2: 11 points and five assists
Game 3: 23 points, six rebounds and three assists

Kayvaun Mulready
Syracuse basketball coaches have reportedly displayed interest in the 6-foot-4 Mulready, who is out of the Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass., and plays for the Albany City Rocks, whose alumni base includes numerous ‘Cuse guys.

Game 1: 11 points and five rebounds
Game 2: 12 points and three rebounds
Game 3: 10 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals
Game 4: 13 points and four assists

Elliot Cadeau
The 6-foot-1 Cadeau, a top-10 national prospect and the No. 1 point guard in his class, earned an Orange offer last November. Recent media reports suggest that Syracuse basketball, Texas Tech and Tennessee are recruiting him the hardest.

Cadeau goes to Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., and he suits up for the New York City-based New Heights Lightning.

Game 1: 10 points, four rebounds and four assists

D.J. Wagner
The 6-foot-3 Wagner, who is rated the No. 1 player across the country in 2023 according to several recruiting Web sites, was offered by the ‘Cuse this past August at the Orange’s annual Elite Camp.

Fellow Atlantic Coast Conference squad Louisville is getting a lot of analyst “buzz” for Wagner these days. He is with Camden High School in Camden, N.J., as well as the New Jersey Scholars Elite Basketball Club.

Game 1: 29 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals
Game 2: 14 points, two rebounds and four assists
Game 3: 14 points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals
Game 4: 27 points, six rebounds and five assists

Trentyn Flowers
Word came out not too long ago that Syracuse basketball coaches were showing interest in the 6-foot-8 Flowers, who is placed among the top-10 overall in his class by multiple recruiting services.

He attends the Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, Calif., and competes for the Maryland-based Team Durant.

Game 1: 10 points and two rebounds

Donnie Freeman
The 6-foot-9 big man was offered by the ‘Cuse at the team’s annual Elite Camp last August, and it was the first scholarship offer made by Syracuse basketball in the 2024 cycle.

Freeman is a stand-out for St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., and plays on the grassroots-basketball circuit for the Washington-based Team Takeover. He has said in a couple of recent interviews that he plans to make an official visit to the Orange.

Game 1: 14 points, two rebounds and three assists

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