Syracuse Basketball: 5-star PG with Orange in top 6 sets commitment date

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Elliot Cadeau, a five-star prospect in the 2024 class who has Syracuse basketball in his top six, is reportedly set to announce his college decision later this week.

Per 247Sports national analyst Dushawn London, the 6-foot-1 Cadeau plans to announce his commitment decision on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 7 pm EST.

Cadeau is rated the country’s No. 1 point guard in his cycle and a top-10 national prospect, according to multiple recruiting services.

At the end of October, Cadeau unveiled a top six of the ‘Cuse, North Carolina, Louisville, Texas Tech, Texas and 2022 national champion Kansas.

The Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to him in November of 2021, and the ‘Cuse has been prioritizing Cadeau for a significant period of time, perhaps as long or longer than any of his other finalists, save for Texas Tech.

Syracuse basketball looks like a long shot for five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau.

Cadeau is a junior standout at the powerhouse Link Academy in Branson, Mo., a squad that is presently ranked No. 1 across the country per multiple national media outlets.

Dating back to late September, Cadeau has taken official visits to UNC, Texas Tech and Louisville.

He told On3 national analyst Joe Tipton in a recent interview that he was eyeing a possible official visit to the Hill, but with his commitment announcement set for later this week, I don’t envision an official visit to Syracuse basketball happening, at least at this time.

Given that, I don’t expect the Orange to hear its name called when Cadeau makes his decision this Wednesday. Analyst buzz and recent reports from recruiting insiders suggest that North Carolina and Texas Tech may be the “favorites” in Cadeau’s recruitment.

Then again, even if Cadeau chooses another suitor, Syracuse basketball coaches could still continue to pursue him, given that he likely has another year remaining at the Link Academy.

To that end, though, he does have the option to reclassify to the 2023 cycle. The Orange has yet to pick up a commitment in either the 2023 or the 2024 class.

Cadeau is one of several juniors on the watch list for the 2023 Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year award for the 2022-23 high-school hoops term. The winner will get disclosed in March of 2023.

As we reported in early November, businessman and top SU booster Adam Weitsman has been in touch with Cadeau and his family about Weitsman’s $1 million NIL opportunities to represent his companies.

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