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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG, a priority target, plans to visit in near future

Syracuse basketball (Photo by Bryan Bennett/Getty Images)
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Stellar point guard Robert Wright III, who for my money is heading toward five-star status in the 2024 class, plans to visit Syracuse basketball and several other schools in the near future, according to college basketball insider Adam Zagoria.

Obviously, this is really encouraging news to see. The Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-1 Wright back in March, and numerous media reports of late have suggested that the ‘Cuse is recruiting the four-star prospect hard in this cycle.

Besides Syracuse basketball, other suitors that Wright is eyeing visits to in the coming weeks include Kansas State, Penn State, Wake Forest, Miami and Maryland, per Zagoria.

Wright was simply spectacular as a sophomore during the 2021-22 campaign for his high school in Philadelphia. He’s been lights out on the AAU circuit this spring.

And just in recent days, Wright earned a ton of praise from national recruiting analysts and scouts for his performances at the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp, which was held in Las Vegas.

Syracuse basketball seems to be firmly in the mix for four-star point guard Robert Wright III.

A lot of the primary recruiting services don’t presently rank Wright on a national scale. While I’m not a professional scout, based on what I’ve read about Wright, he appears to be, at a minimum, a four-star, top-50 overall player in 2024, as well as a top-10 point guard in the rising-junior class.

A ton of experts have opined on Twitter in recent weeks, dating back to NCAA live periods in grassroots basketball during the month of April, that Wright is undoubtedly one of the biggest stock risers in his class.

As I mentioned earlier, I think this Orange recruiting target will end up as a five-star prospect in 2024, and I’m pumped that the ‘Cuse coaching staff appears intent on making a serious run at Wright in his recruitment.

To date, his other scholarship offers have arrived from teams such as Penn State, Kansas State, Maryland, Miami, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, VCU, Wichita State, La Salle and Delaware State.

Come June 15, though, college coaches will be able to start making direct contact with Wright and his peers in the 2024 cycle. At that time, or shortly thereafter, I would imagine that Wright’s list of offers is going to greatly expand.

In 2021-22, as a sophomore, Wright averaged 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per encounter, according to MaxPreps.

He was named the Pennsylvania All-State Class 4A player of the year, as his Philadelphia high school, Neumann-Goretti, finished at 23-4 overall and won Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (“PIAA”) 4A state title.

On the AAU tour this spring, Wright has proven just tremendous as a stand-out for the Philadelphia-based Team Final in Nike’s EYBL league.

I’m super jazzed that Wright plans to visit the Hill, and we’ll of course continue to track his flourishing recruitment moving forward.

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