Syracuse Basketball: In new ratings, 5-star Boogie Fland nation’s No. 1 PG

Syracuse basketball, Boogie Fland (Syndication: Westchester County Journal News)
Syracuse basketball, Boogie Fland (Syndication: Westchester County Journal News) /

One of the primary recruiting services recently updated its national rankings for the 2024 class, and five-star Boogie Fland from New York state, who holds a Syracuse basketball offer, checks in as the No. 1 point guard across the country in these ratings.

On3, in its 2024 national rankings refresh, places the 6-foot-3 Fland as five stars, No. 6 overall, No. 1 at point guard and No. 2 in New York.

All of the main recruiting Web sites rank Boogie Fland as five stars, a top-15 national player, a top-two point guard/combo guard, and the No. 2 prospect in New York within the junior cycle.

Fland put forth a tremendous 2022-23 season for Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y.

He led Archbishop Stepinac to a runner-up finish in the 2023 Class AA Tournament of Champions event in New York state. Archbishop Stepinac, which went 22-10 overall in 2022-23, also captured the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association (“CHSAA”) “AA” intersectional title.

Boogie Fland, who holds a Syracuse basketball offer, is a top-flight junior point guard.

The Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to Fland this past January. He holds a bunch of high-major offers, from the likes of Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, UConn, Oregon, Indiana, LSU, Auburn, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland, Miami, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s, TCU, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, Louisville, Florida and Oklahoma, among others.

On the AAU circuit, Boogie Fland runs with a terrific program, the Bronx, N.Y.-based PSA Cardinals in Nike’s EYBL league.

At the time of this writing, the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking had Fland at No. 8 overall, No. 1 at point guard and No. 2 in New York.

When I penned this column, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rated Boogie Fland at No. 7 around the country, No. 2 at combo guard and No. 2 in New York.

This past February, Fland was named to the CHSAA “AA” All-League first team.

You can check out some details about the recruiting process of Boogie Fland in recent articles from On3 and 247Sports. He notes Syracuse basketball, by the way, in the On3 piece.

Many Orange fans, myself included, think that the ‘Cuse is likely a long shot for Fland, but let’s see what new Syracuse basketball head coach Adrian Autry and his assistants can do here.

I’m encouraged by how active the Orange coaching staff has been since Autry was named to replace the legendary Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim as the team’s head coach about a month ago.

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