Syracuse Basketball: 4-star wing set to announce, Big Ten team has buzz

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Consensus 2023 four-star wing Gavin Griffiths, who holds a Syracuse basketball offer, plans to reveal his collegiate destination this Thursday, according to a media report.

On3 national analyst Joe Tipton said via Twitter that the 6-foot-7 shooting guard/small forward will announce his college choice on Thursday, June 2, at 3 pm.

If the analyst projections hold true, it’s looking like Big Ten Conference squad Rutgers may be getting some good news as it relates to Griffiths’ recruitment.

As of Tuesday evening, I counted at least five predictions for Griffiths in the direction of Rutgers via the 247Sports Web site, the On3 Web site and

Syracuse basketball offered four-star Gavin Griffiths in October of 2020.

Per reports, Griffiths had previously taken an official visit to Iowa, and he also made unofficial visits to UConn, Providence and Rutgers.

More recently, I believe that he had officially visited Rutgers as well. Pro Insight director of scouting Andrew Slater had reported that Griffiths was also planning to officially visit Virginia Tech and Michigan.

However, Tipton’s tweet said that Griffiths’ trips to the Wolverines and the Hokies have been canceled.

In the 2021-22 season, his junior campaign for the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn., Griffiths was excellent, averaging 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists per contest.

He was named the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (“NEPSAC”) Class B Player of the Year for 2021-22. In AAU events, Griffiths plays for the Boston-based Expressions Elite Basketball in Nike’s EYBL league.

Throughout his recruitment, he has landed around 20 scholarship offers from teams such as Michigan, LSU, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Creighton, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Providence, Xavier, Kansas State, Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Dayton, Rutgers, Bryant, Fairfield, Hofstra, UMass and Siena.

Syracuse basketball coaches got involved in his recruiting process relatively early on. A while back, I had read some reports on Griffiths in which he spoke highly of the Orange program.

He said in at least one interview that he was potentially looking to visit the Hill in the fall of 2021, but unfortunately, that never materialized.

More recently, according to reports and comments from some recruiting analysts, I definitely got the sense that the ‘Cuse wasn’t a huge contender for Griffiths, who is ranked in the top-30 across the country within the 2023 cycle, per several recruiting Web sites.

I don’t pretend to have any inside information on the recruitment of Gavin Griffiths. What I can say is that whichever college squad prevails for him will be getting one of the best shooters nationwide in the rising senior class.

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