Syracuse basketball priority recruit, 5-star PG, excelling for a top AAU team

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Five-star prospect Elliot Cadeau, a priority recruiting target for Syracuse basketball in the 2024 class, and his AAU teammates have put forth an excellent spring to date on the grassroots-basketball circuit.

The 6-foot-1 Cadeau, who is rated the No. 1 point guard across the country in his cycle according to multiple recruiting services, runs with the New York City-based New Heights Lightning in Nike’s EYBL league.

The EYBL held its third session of the spring tour over the Memorial Day weekend in Louisville, Ky. Cadeau, who attends Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., had several terrific performances.

Additionally, in Louisville, the New Heights Lightning won a bunch of its EYBL battles, and this squad continues to show that it’s one of the top-ranked groups nationwide on the AAU circuit.

Syracuse basketball offered five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau last November.

Cadeau is not only a supremely talented high-school prospect, but based on a bevy of articles that I’ve read about him in recent months, he’s also a really fine young man who boasts high character, integrity and a strong work ethic.

According to national recruiting analysts, scouts and statistics provided by, during one contest in the third EYBL session, Cadeau tallied an impressive 16 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals.

In that encounter, he connected on 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe. Cadeau registered 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in another game.

In two other affairs, Cadeau was highly efficient shooting the basketball, collecting six points on 3-of-5 from the field along with eight points on 4-of-5 from the field.

As far as I can tell, Cadeau certainly has the ability to pile up points, but it’s not the only part of his all-around game. He’s a leader on the court, displaying stellar court vision while facilitating for his teammates.

Plus, experts say, Cadeau is really good on the defensive end, hustling after 50/50 balls, coming up with steals, blocking shots and taking charges.

It’s no wonder that Orange coaches are in hot pursuit of Cadeau, who is a top-10 national player in the 2024 class, according to numerous recruiting Web sites.

At this juncture, his other offers include from Maryland, Seton Hall, Providence, St. John’s, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, TCU, UMass, Howard and Siena.

A couple of recent media reports have said that Syracuse basketball, Texas Tech and Tennessee are presently recruiting Cadeau the hardest.

College basketball insider Adam Zagoria recently reported that Cadeau plans to visit Texas Tech the weekend of September 24. I think the chances are also pretty good that the ‘Cuse will get an official visit from Cadeau at some point in the future.

I’m sure that his offer list will grow as college coaches are able to start making direct contact with 2024 players in mid-June.

This is just my own personal opinion, but I like where the Orange currently stands with Elliot Cadeau, although his recruiting process could still have a way to go.

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