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Syracuse Basketball: Analyst predictions arrive for 5-star, nation’s No. 1 PG

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Elliot Cadeau, a 2024 five-star point guard who has Syracuse basketball in his top six, will reportedly announce his college decision this Wednesday evening. And a fellow Atlantic Coast Conference squad is receiving a lot of buzz in his recruitment from analysts and other recruiting experts.

The 6-foot-1 Cadeau, whom we reported on Monday has been offered a three-year, seven-figure name, image and likeness deal from businessman and top SU booster Adam Weitsman, has a final six of the ‘Cuse, North Carolina, Louisville, Texas Tech, Texas and 2022 national champion Kansas.

For a period of time, Texas Tech had received some predictions in Cadeau’s recruitment on Rivals.com. But as of Tuesday late afternoon, North Carolina was receiving multiple projections from analysts for Cadeau on various recruiting Web sites.

Per 247Sports national analyst Dushawn London and others, Cadeau plans to announce his commitment decision on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 7 pm EST.

Syracuse basketball doesn’t seem to be a front-runner for five-star point guard Elliot Cadeau.

Cadeau, ranked the top point guard in his cycle as well as a top-10 national prospect according to numerous recruiting Web sites, is a junior at the juggernaut Link Academy in Branson, Mo.

He was offered by the Orange coaching staff in November of 2021 and has been prioritized by the ‘Cuse in his class for a while now. Cadeau has taken official visits to UNC, Texas Tech and Louisville.

He recently told On3 national analyst Joe Tipton that he might take an official visit to the Hill, but that doesn’t appear a realistic possibility now, given that Cadeau is announcing on Wednesday night.

North Carolina, which reached the NCAA Tournament championship game this past spring, where it fell to Kansas, is likely going to hear its name called on Wednesday evening when Cadeau announces, assuming that analyst predictions in his recruitment are accurate.

As of Tuesday afternoon, there were three predictions for the Tar Heels and one for Texas Tech on Rivals.com, although two projections recently flipped from Texas Tech to UNC.

Jamie Shaw, a national analyst with On3, has forecast Cadeau to North Carolina. Shaw, I might add, is one of the best in the business at projecting these sorts of things.

Finally, at least two predictions have gotten logged in the Tar Heels’ direction for Cadeau on the 247Sports Web site.

Until this talented young man actually makes his commitment known, I guess you can’t entirely count Syracuse basketball out. But the Orange’s chances don’t look good to prevail in Cadeau’s recruitment.

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