Syracuse Basketball: Prolific-scoring 4-star eyes visits and SU may be one

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Jerry Easter II, a 2025 prolific-scoring guard from Ohio, is mapping out potential future campus visits, and one of those trips may be to Syracuse basketball, according to a media report.

Easter, a four-star prospect who was an All-American as a freshman when he averaged 25 points per game for the Emmanuel Christian School in Toledo, Ohio, received a scholarship offer from the Orange last July. It was believed to be the first offer doled out by the ‘Cuse coaching staff in the sophomore class.

While his recruiting process likely has a long way to go, the 6-foot-4 Easter has already amassed a ton of high-major offers. Two of his more recent scholarship offers have come from Illinois and Southern California.

His offer sheet also includes Louisville, Memphis, Michigan State, Ohio State, Mississippi State, Mike Hopkins-led Washington, UCLA, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Arizona State, Missouri, New Mexico State, Bowling Green, Morgan State, Northern Illinois, Oakland, Toledo and Cleveland State.

Syracuse basketball is pursuing 2025 four-star guard Jerry Easter II.

In a recent article, college basketball insider Adam Zagoria spoke with Easter’s father about potential upcoming visits for Easter.

In January, Easter did take a visit to UCLA. He also previously made a trip to Ohio State.

Other college teams mentioned by Easter’s father as potential visits for the talented guard include Syracuse basketball, Southern California, Michigan State and Louisville.

As I noted in another recent column, Easter has put forth some massive performances during the 2022-23 campaign for Emmanuel Christian, including a ridiculous quadruple-double. Earlier this week, Easter also produced an insane 51 points in a win by his team.

Most of the primary recruiting services rate Easter as a top-50 national prospect in the 2025 class.

He is No. 37 overall from the industry-generated 247Sports Composite and No. 39 nationally according to the industry-generated On3 Consensus. The highest national ranking I’ve seen for Easter is No. 27 via On3.

Most recruiting Web sites also deem him a top-10 point guard/shooting guard in the sophomore cycle. Personally, I think that Easter is underrated on a national scale.

At this juncture, Easter is one of five 2025 prospects who have picked up an Orange offer. The other players are five-star guard Darius Adams, four-star wing Efeosa Oliogu, four-star wing Brandon Stores Jr., and four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony.

Zagoria writes that in the next grassroots basketball circuit, Easter plans to compete for All-Ohio Red in Nike’s EYBL league. We’ll certainly continue to track Easter’s recruitment, as well as his play in high school and on the AAU circuit.

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