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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star center Thomas Sorber wants to visit Orange

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According to a recent report, Syracuse basketball recruiting target Thomas Sorber from Philadelphia wants to visit the Orange at some point, although nothing has been finalized at this juncture.

The 6-foot-9 Sorber is a fast-rising center in the 2024 class. He suits up for Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia, and on the grassroots basketball circuit, Thomas Sorber competes for the Philadelphia-based Team Final in Nike’s EYBL league.

Last month, Syracuse basketball coaches watched Sorber in person as he played in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (“PIAA”) 5A tournament game. Archbishop Ryan lost in the semifinals of this tournament.

In August of 2022, the Orange offered a scholarship to Thomas Sorber. He took an unofficial visit to the Hill then to play in the team’s annual Elite Camp. Besides the ‘Cuse, Sorber’s offer sheet includes Villanova, Xavier, Miami, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Georgetown, Providence, Mississippi State, Richmond, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Bryant, George Mason, Drexel and Albany.

Syracuse basketball seems to be ramping up its recruitment of 2024 four-star center Thomas Sorber.

In a recent article by Josh Verlin, the editor-in-chief of the City of Basketball Love Web site, it was noted that a visit to Miami is planned. Verlin wrote, “Sorber also mentioned wanting to visit Syracuse, but he’s still a ways away from a decision.”

Thomas Sorber has been to Central New York when he competed in the Orange’s Elite Camp. However, if new Syracuse basketball head coach Adrian Autry and his staff could get Sorber on campus for an official visit, that would prove huge for the Orange’s chances to prevail in his recruitment.

Sorber is a solid offensive player in the interior, and he also shines on the defensive end as a shot-blocker and effective rebounder. Reports have indicated that Autry is likely to play both a man-to-man defense and a zone in the future.

Either way, Thomas Sorber would be a huge pick-up for the ‘Cuse in its 2024 class, if he were to ultimately commit to Syracuse basketball. By the way, if you want to see some of his statistics for the recently completed 2022-23 stanza, click here to go to Sorber’s bio on the MaxPreps Web site.

Thomas Sorber and Archbishop Ryan compete in the loaded Philadelphia Catholic League (“PCL”). In 2022-23, Sorber was named to the PCL’s All-Catholic first team, and deservingly so.

In updated 2024 national rankings released by On3 on Monday, Thomas Sorber checked in at No. 53 across the country, No. 6 at center and No. 4 in Pennslyvania. Multiple recruiting services rate him as a top-70 national prospect and a top-10 center within the junior cycle.

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