Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG continues to ascend, hears from SU a lot

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It has proven quite a stellar spring and summer in grassroots basketball for Syracuse basketball 2024 priority recruit Robert Wright III.

The four-star point guard, who recently vaulted from unranked into the top-50 nationally per several recruiting services, has received tons of high praise in recent months from national analysts and scouts for his play on the AAU circuit with the Philadelphia-based Team Final in Nike’s EYBL league.

Those top-shelf performances recently culminated when the 6-foot-1 Wright was excellent during the EYBL’s recently held Peach Jam tournament in North Augusta, S.C.

With college coaches having been able to directly communicate with 2024 prospects starting on June 15, Wright is understandably seeing his offer list expand, as it’s now approaching 20.

In March, Syracuse basketball offered a scholarship to four-star point guard Robert Wright III.

A rising junior at Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, Wright holds scholarship offers from teams such as the Orange, Louisville, Georgetown, Mississippi State, Bryant, Temple, Penn State, Kansas State, Maryland, Miami, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, VCU, Wichita State, La Salle and Delaware State.

This spring and summer, media reports have indicated that the Syracuse basketball coaching staff has been in attendance for some of Wright’s games, including at Peach Jam.

Due to his stellar play at Neumann-Goretti as a sophomore, when this squad captured the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (“PIAA”) 4A state title, and on the AAU circuit, Wright has exploded in the 2024 national ratings. recently placed him at No. 25 nationwide in the 2024 class. Not too long ago, Wright checked in at No. 32 overall, No. 5 at point guard and No. 1 in Pennsylvania via On3.

And when I penned this column, the On3 Consensus situated Wright at No. 44 across the country, No. 7 at point guard and No. 1 in Pennsylvania.

While more suitors will likely enter his recruitment, at present, Wright says that he hears the most from Syracuse basketball, Louisville, Maryland, Wake Forest, Miami, Seton Hall and Georgetown, per an article from national analyst Travis Graf.

Several recent reports have noted that Wright plans to take some campus visits in the future, and I have a good feeling that the ‘Cuse will land a visit from him. Stay tuned for that.

To get a sense of just how terrific this young man is on the court, as a sophomore for Neumann-Goretti, Wright averaged 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, according to MaxPreps, and he collected the Pennsylvania All-State Class 4A player of the year honor.

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