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Syracuse Basketball: City Rocks guard primed to see rankings, offers soar

Syracuse basketball (Syndication: Worcester Telegram)
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Syracuse basketball coaches have reportedly shown interest in 2024 guard Kayvaun Mulready, who plays prep-school ball in Massachusetts and runs on the AAU circuit with the Albany City Rocks.

This spring, the versatile 6-foot-4 Mulready has put up some excellent performances in grassroots basketball for the Albany City Rocks, which competes in Nike’s EYBL league.

I’ve read numerous articles and social-media commentary from national recruiting analysts and scouts that suggest Mulready is a big stock-riser this spring.

We even noted in another recent column how Mulready was named to the All-EYBL underclassman team by the high-school experts at The Circuit for his play during the third EYBL session recently held in Louisville, Ky., over the Memorial Day weekend.

Will Syracuse basketball offer underrated 2024 guard Kayvaun Mulready?

I’d really like to see the Orange coaching staff offer a scholarship to Mulready, who plays prep-school ball for the Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass.

Dating back to the summer of 2021, I started seeing analyst comments pointing to Syracuse basketball reaching out for Mulready.

In November of last year, Pro Insight director of scouting Andrew Slater said on Twitter that Mulready, at that time, had received offers from Northwestern, UMass, Iona and Siena, as well as interest from the ‘Cuse, Penn State, Fairfield and George Washington.

According to his bio on several recruiting Web sites, Mulready also holds an offer from St. Bonaventure.

As we’ve detailed a bunch lately, the contact period opens up on June 15 for Syracuse basketball coaches and their peers around the country to have the ability to start making direct contact with high-school prospects in the 2024 cycle.

On that day, or shortly thereafter, I would anticipate that Mulready will field calls from big-time college programs and witness his offer sheet balloon.

He’s really done a nice job this spring of showcasing his talent on the AAU circuit. As recruiting services update and expand their 2024 national rankings, I’d be shocked if Mulready doesn’t emerge as a four-star, top-100 player in this class.

Analysts and scouts praise Mulready for his stellar defensive prowess and versatility. He has good size, length and strength to cover multiple positions on defense, including opponents’ point guards, shooting guards and small forwards.

"In a recent evaluation on the Northeast Corridor Hoops Web site, scout Jared Exler said that Mulready is “terrific on the defensive glass for his position. Uses impressive anticipation and explosiveness to come up with rebounds in key moments.”"

Exler and other experts have said that Mulready is really athletic and possesses an exquisite leaping ability. He’s a more than credible perimeter shooter, finishes well through contact near the rim, and is effective at getting into the lane and creating scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates.

We’ll obviously continue to track Mulready’s recruiting process to see whether the Syracuse basketball coaching staff begins to pursue him at a more assertive pace.

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