Syracuse basketball 4-star commit Elijah Moore in top 80 of new rankings

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Syndication: Westchester County Journal News)
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In new 2024 national rankings from On3, Syracuse basketball four-star commit Elijah Moore resides within the top 80 across the country, although candidly, I think the 6-foot-4 shooting guard remains underrated on a national scale.

On3, one of the primary recruiting services, recently updated its national ratings for the junior cycle. In this 2024 refresh, On3 puts Elijah Moore at No. 76 overall, No. 19 at shooting guard, and No. 4 in the state of New York.

While I’m not a recruiting analyst or a scout, I believe that Moore has earned top-50 status in his class. I’ve talked to multiple national analysts in recent months who have said that Moore is a contender for the top 50 in the 2024 cycle, based on his play during the recently completed 2022-23 stanza for Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y.

Moore, in late February, helped lead Cardinal Hayes to the New York “AA” Archdiocesan tournament title. Cardinal Hayes then was a runner-up in the New York state Catholic High School Athletic Association (“CHSAA”) “AA” intersectional finals.

For his junior term at Cardinal Hayes, Elijah Moore was named to the CHSAA “AA” All-League first team. In grassroots basketball, he has suited up for the Bronx, N.Y.-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas league.

Syracuse basketball four-star commit Elijah Moore is a top-80 player in his class.

In late January, Moore verbally committed to Syracuse basketball over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State, giving the ‘Cuse its first pledge in the junior cycle.

One of the top shooters nationwide in the 2024 class, he said he remained committed to the Orange last month not long after SU Athletics announced that Adrian Autry was replacing the retiring Jim Boeheim as the team’s head coach.

Media reports have said that Autry and assistant coach Allen Griffin have been the most involved in recruiting Elijah Moore.

When I penned this column, he was not ranked by ESPN, while placed him at No. 61 overall. Over at 247Sports, Elijah Moore is rated No. 67 nationally, No. 14 at shooting guard and No. 4 in New York.

At the time of this writing, the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking had him at No. 74 overall, No. 18 at shooting guard and No. 4 in New York.

The other industry-generated ranking system, the 247Sports Composite, put Elijah Moore at No. 86 around the country, No. 17 at shooting guard and No. 4 in New York.

Assuming that he continues to shine at Cardinal Hayes and on the AAU circuit, I still contend that Elijah Moore will end up being ranked in the top 50 of his class.

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