Syracuse Basketball: 4-star recruit sees his rankings, offer sheet blow up

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Four-star wing Tyler Betsey, who received a scholarship offer from Syracuse basketball earlier this summer, is one of the hottest prospects around the country in the 2024 class.

The 6-foot-8 guard/small forward was lights out in grassroots basketball in recent months, earning Betsey a flood of high praise from national analysts and scouts.

Suiting up for the New York City-based NY Renaissance in Nike’s EYBL league, Betsey played at an ultra-high level in July amid an NCAA live period during the EYBL’s annual Peach Jam tournament in North Augusta, S.C.

As such, the junior at the St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn., is witnessing his 2024 national rankings soar and his list of suitors significantly grow.

Syracuse basketball offered four-star wing Tyler Betsey toward the beginning of July.

Recently, 247Sports updated and expanded its 2024 national ratings to include 150 high-school prospects. Betsey made one of the largest leaps in his cycle, going from unranked to four stars, No. 68 nationally, No. 17 at small forward and No. 1 in Connecticut.

On3, meanwhile, has him as four stars, No. 75 overall, No. 19 at small forward and No. 1 in Connecticut.

At the time of this writing, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite placed Betsey as four stars and No. 96 nationwide, while the industry-generated On3 Consensus rated him as four stars and No. 84 across the country.

Per recruiting services and his Twitter page, Betsey now holds more than 25 offers in total from a range of high-major programs. Some of his more recent offers are from Indiana, Alabama, Notre Dame, Xavier and Seton Hall.

Betsey’s offer sheet also includes teams such as Iowa, UConn, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Providence, Creighton, Rutgers, Rhode Island, TCU, Penn State, West Virginia, Iona, Nebraska and George Washington.

Last month, we noted in a piece that Syracuse basketball was among the squads that Betsey hears from regularly, per a Q&A that he conducted with scouting service Pro Insight.

In mid-July, after he obtained an offer from the ‘Cuse, Betsey told SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister that he would like to make a visit to the Hill at some point.

Given his many, many suitors, it would definitely be encouraging if the Orange could land an official or even an unofficial visit from Betsey, who was a stand-out as a sophomore for the Windsor High School in Windsor, Conn.

Travis Branham, a 247Sports national analyst, highlighted Betsey’s skill-set in an article when that recruiting service updated its 2024 rankings.

"Branham wrote in part that Betsey “has terrific size and length and will be a defensively versatile prospect. What is a separator with him is his ability to stretch the floor, make shots from three and can attack closeouts to knock down shots off one- and two-dribble pull-ups.”"

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