Syracuse Basketball: 4-star guard soars in rankings, will officially visit SU

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Fast-rising 2023 guard Mike Williams has made a large leap in the national rankings for his class, and media reports say that he plans to take an official visit to Syracuse basketball in mid-September.

Of course, it’s terrific news that the 6-foot-4 Williams will be traveling to the Hill, although at the same time his stock in the 2023 cycle is skyrocketing. As such, his scholarship offer sheet is also expanding.

According to 247Sports national analyst Travis Branham, the four-star Williams is expected to make an official visit to the Orange on September 16.

Per Branham, Williams between September and October will also take official visits to Clemson, DePaul, Wake Forest and LSU, as well as an unofficial visit to VCU.

Syracuse basketball will soon host four-star guard Mike Williams on an official visit.

Recruiting services describe Williams primarily as a shooting guard, however, I have seen reports indicating that he can also suit up at point guard, thereby making him more of a combo guard.

Williams is a rising senior at the Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Md., which is one of 10 top-flight teams in the loaded National Interscholastic Basketball Conference.

This spring and summer, national recruiting analysts and scouts lauded Williams for his performances in grassroots basketball. Not too long ago, he helped lead the Baltimore-based Team Thrill to the main-division title in the Under Armour Association league.

At the end of July, Syracuse basketball coaches offered a scholarship to Williams. His offer list also includes West Virginia, Wake Forest, San Diego, Illinois, Houston, Clemson, Maryland, LSU, DePaul, VCU, George Mason, George Washington, Mount St. Mary’s, the College of Charleston, Towson, UMass, East Carolina and McNeese State.

While not all of the primary recruiting services rate Williams on a national scale in the 2023 class, he is deemed as four stars by both the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and 247Sports.

The 247Sports recruiting service, a few days ago, refreshed its 2023 national rankings, and Williams vaulted into the top 100 at No. 96, as well as the No. 14 shooting guard and the No. 2 prospect in Maryland.

Additionally, when I wrote about the ‘Cuse offering him at the end of July, the 247Sports Composite had Williams placed at No. 134 nationally.

At the time of this writing, he had moved up to No. 112 overall per the 247Sports Composite, along with the No. 14 shooting guard and the No. 1 player in Maryland.

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