Syracuse Basketball: Former 4-star recruit from D.C. enters transfer portal

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Quincy Allen, a former Syracuse basketball recruiting target in the 2021 class, has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to media reports and recruiting services.

The 6-foot-8 Allen, a guard/forward from Washington, D.C., has been suiting up for Colorado out of the Pac-12 Conference. Allen took a redshirt in the 2021-22 season.

During his freshman campaign in the recently completed 2022-23 stanza for the Buffaloes, Allen wasn’t a significant contributor. Per ESPN, he appeared in just 11 games, averaging 4.1 minutes and 1.6 points per game while connecting on 29.2 percent from the field, 20.0 from beyond the arc, and 50.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Colorado didn’t have a great 2022-23 term, going 18-17 overall and losing in the NIT’s second round to Utah Valley, 81-69, at home.

We’ll have to see whether Syracuse basketball coaches pursue wing Quincy Allen, a transfer from Colorado.

The Orange offered a scholarship to Quincy Allen on May 1, 2019, according to his Twitter page. He attended the Maret School in D.C.

Besides Syracuse basketball, Allen held more than 20 offers from a range of high-major programs during his recruiting process in high school. His offer sheet included Boston College, Florida, Clemson, Louisville, Marquette, Howard, Miami, Michigan, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Georgia and Georgetown.

The ‘Cuse ultimately had only one high-school commitment in the 2021 class, and that was from current sophomore forward Benny Williams, who also hails from the Washington metropolitan region.

Most of the primary recruiting services rated Allen as a four-star player in the 2021 cycle. Several recruiting Web sites also had him as a top-100 national prospect, a top-20 small forward, and the No. 1 prospect in our nation’s capital within this class.

Whether the Orange and Allen will have mutual interest in one another this off-season remains to be seen, but what I will say is that Syracuse basketball coaches, led by new boss Adrian Autry, do have strong recruiting ties in the fertile D.C. market.

Already this off-season, a couple of Syracuse basketball players have entered the transfer portal, including senior guard Symir Torrence and redshirt junior forward John Bol Ajak. Freshman point guard Judah Mintz has declared for the 2023 NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility.

Senior shooting guard Joe Girard III is also testing the 2023 NBA Draft waters while entering the transfer portal and maintaining his collegiate eligibility. Conversely, not too long ago, Central New York native J.J. Starling, a guard, said he would transfer from Notre Dame to the ‘Cuse.

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