Syracuse basketball officially enters mix for 4-star PG on nation’s top team

Syracuse basketball (Syndication: The Commercial Appeal)
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Some national analysts and recruiting services had indicated that Syracuse basketball coaches were showing interest in 2024 four-star point guard Curtis Givens III from Memphis, Tenn.

And now that interest has resulted in a formal scholarship offer by the Orange coaching staff to the 6-foot-3 Givens, he recently revealed on Twitter.

I’m super pumped to see the ‘Cuse offer him. Givens is a consensus four-star, top-100 national prospect in the junior cycle. His offer sheet has grown to nearly 20 suitors.

Per recruiting Web sites, besides Syracuse basketball, Givens’ offer sheet also includes Memphis, Ole Miss, LSU, Illinois, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, Georgetown, St. John’s, Mississippi State, Missouri, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and Xavier.

Syracuse basketball has offered a scholarship to 2024 four-star PG Curtis Givens III.

Previously, Givens was a standout for the Memphis University School, but in the current 2022-23 season, he is competing for the loaded Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla.

The Eagles, at present, are 23-2 and ranked No. 1 across the country, according to ESPN, MaxPreps and other high-school hoops experts.

In late March to early April down in the Sunshine State, the eight-team GEICO Nationals will crown a national champion in the present term. Analysts project that the Montverde Academy will likely be the top seed in the 2023 GEICO Nationals.

Under Givens’ bio on the MaxPreps Web site, it says that he is connecting on about 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from beyond the arc so far in 2022-23.

For the Eagles, Givens is averaging 15.4 minutes, 3.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 turnovers per game.

I’ll certainly continue to track Givens’ recruiting process, as well as how he performs for the rest of 2022-23 for the Montverde Academy and in the upcoming AAU circuit over the spring and summer months.

By the way, two other members of the Montverde Academy line-up are 2023 five-star power forward Kwame Evans Jr. and 2024 five-star power forward/center Derik Queen, both of whom were offered by Orange coaches in October of 2021.

Evans, who at one point said that Syracuse basketball was heavily involved in his recruitment, is committed to Oregon.

Queen, meanwhile, seems to be focused on other college squads besides the ‘Cuse. Recent media reports suggest that suitors prioritizing Queen these days include Auburn, Indiana and Maryland.

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