Syracuse Basketball: 4-star, top-10 point guard focused on four suitors

Aden Holloway, a consensus four-star, top-80 prospect in the rising senior class who was offered by Syracuse basketball nearly three years ago, appears to be focused on four college squads at this juncture, according to a media report.

Travis Graf, a national analyst with Rivals.com, wrote in a recent piece that the 6-foot-1 Holloway, an elite point guard in the 2023 cycle, seems to have a quartet of teams in play for him, and they are Auburn and Tennessee out of the Southeastern Conference, as well as Miami and Wake Forest from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

To date, I haven’t seen any predictions from recruiting insiders as it pertains to Holloway’s future collegiate home, although Graf says that he foresees Holloway’s recruitment boiling down to Tennessee and Auburn.

According to reports and recruiting services, Holloway has officially visited college campuses such as Auburn, Wake Forest and Tennessee. He plans to visit Miami on June 9, per Graf’s article.

Syracuse basketball offered four-star Aden Holloway early on in his recruiting process.

The Orange coaching staff reportedly offered a scholarship to Holloway back in July of 2019, according to Verbal Commits, and it was his first high-major offer.

Throughout his recruitment, his other offers have arrived from groups including Michigan, Tennessee, Arizona State, Creighton, LSU, Cincinnati, Auburn, Wichita State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and Winthrop.

In the 2021-22 term, Holloway shined as a junior for the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., which suits up in the prestigious National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”), a super league of independent basketball academies and prep-school teams.

In fact, Holloway was named the NIBC’s 6th man of the year in 2021-22. More recently, he has put forth some really strong performances on the AAU circuit as a member of the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Team Cp3 in Nike’s EYBL league.

Recent reports from Graf and others have said that Holloway is eyeing an announcement on his college decision around when the Peach Jam tournament in the EYBL league takes place this July.

The majority of recruiting services rate Holloway as a top-50 national prospect in the 2023 class, as well as a top-10 point guard in this cycle.

From a guard perspective in 2023, Syracuse basketball coaches appear to be prioritizing four-star shooting guard Reid Ducharme out of the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., and four-star combo guard Elmarko Jackson from the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pa.

The 6-foot-6 Ducharme plans to officially visit the Orange in mid-June, while the 6-foot-4 Jackson has said that he would like to make a trip to the ‘Cuse.