Syracuse basketball 5-star priority targets on display at All-American Camp

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A handful of Syracuse basketball four-star and five-star recruiting targets in the 2023 and 2024 classes are participating in the 20th-annual Pangos All-American Camp at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, according to media reports.

This camp allows high-school prospects to showcase their talents, and numerous of this event’s alumni have gone on to star in the NBA.

At the Pangos All-American Camp, there are skills programs and other work-outs, games, speakers and seminars on topics such as brand building and name, image and likeness (“NIL”), according to the camp’s Web site.

Per a report from On3 senior national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton, I’m counting at least seven guys in the rising junior and rising senior cycles who hold offers from the Orange and are playing in the camp.

Let’s look at Syracuse basketball top-flight recruits who are at the Pangos All-American Camp.

In the 2023 class, among those at this stellar camp are four-star center Ugonna Kingsley, four-star point guard Aden Holloway, four-star big man Papa Kante and four-star shooting guard Blue Cain.

The 7-foot Kingsley, offered by the ‘Cuse this past February, suits up for the Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Conn., and has seen his national rankings soar of late.

The 6-foot-1 Holloway, a top-10 point guard in his cycle offered by Syracuse basketball in July of 2019, is a stand-out for the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind.

The 6-foot-10 Kante, who picked up a ‘Cuse offer last August, is a power forward/center who competes for the South Kent School in South Kent, Conn.

The 6-foot-4 Cain, one of the top scorers in this class, received an Orange offer in February of 2021. He has been playing for Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tenn., but recent reports say that he plans to transfer to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Turning to the 2024 cycle, those competing at the Pangos All-American Camp include five-star guard Ian Jackson, five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau and five-star power forward Donnie Freeman.

Syracuse basketball coaches offered the 6-foot-6 Jackson in April, the 6-foot-1 Cadeau last November and the 6-foot-9 Freeman this past August.

Jackson, ranked No. 2 nationally in 2024, is a star for Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y. Cadeau, the No. 1 point guard in his class per several recruiting services, suits up for Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J.

Freeman, meanwhile, is a top-25 overall player in the 2024 cycle, according to some recruiting Web sites. He attends St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.

dark. Next. Look for Syracuse basketball to ramp up recruitment of these 5-star targets