Syracuse Basketball: In front of Adrian Autry, 4-star Elijah Moore balls out

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

This weekend, the shoe-sponsored AAU circuits are holding competitions throughout the country amid an NCAA live period, and Syracuse basketball head coach Adrian Autry watched 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore in person as the shooting guard played quite well, according to media reports.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, a top-75 national prospect in the junior cycle per most recruiting services, is a standout for the Bronx, N.Y.-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league.

Starting on Friday and running through Sunday, college coaches can watch recruits in person during this live period across the shoe-sponsored leagues, including the Adidas one along with the Nike EYBL and the Under Armour Association (“UAA”).

Per comments from various recruiting analysts and scouts, on Friday, Adrian Autry was in the house to check out Elijah Moore at the Iowa West Fieldhouse in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Syracuse basketball commit Elijah Moore put on a show in front of head coach Adrian Autry.

In a Friday 3SSB contest, the Wiz Kids suited up against the Los Angeles-based Dream Vision. Per the 3SSB Web site, the Dream Vision prevailed by a final count of 81-70.

I haven’t come across a box score for this game yet, but per 247Sports national basketball director Eric Bossi, Elijah Moore did well while new Orange head coach Adrian Autry watched.

"Bossi wrote of the ‘Cuse four-star commit, “Playing in front of his future head coach, Syracuse bound Elijah Moore had it rolling from deep. ‘Choppa’ is already known as one of the premier jump shooters in the class of 2024 and he backed that up on Friday. He made at least six threes by our count and is really starting to fill out physically. The four-star is a really nice start to the Orange’s class.”"

Last month, when SU Athletics said that Adrian Autry would replace the Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim at the helm of Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore reaffirmed his verbal commitment to the ‘Cuse.

He had a tremendous junior year for Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y. Elijah Moore helped lead Cardinal Hayes to the New York “AA” Archdiocesan tournament title earlier this year, and he was named to the 2022-23 New York state Catholic High School Athletic Association (“CHSAA”) “AA” All-League first team.

Not too long ago, Moore played at a high level for the Wiz Kids at the 2023 KYDA Invitational in Scranton, Pa., according to reports. In recent months, he has displayed his all-around athleticism, versatility, rebounding prowess and defensive instincts, along with his usual terrific long-range shooting, per analysts and scouts.

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