Syracuse Basketball: In new rankings, 5-star target Boogie Fland No. 2 PG

Syracuse basketball, Boogie Fland (Syndication: Westchester County Journal News)
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ESPN recently updated its national rankings for the 2024 class, and five-star Boogie Fland, who holds a Syracuse basketball offer, arrives as a top-10 national prospect and just missed being the No. 1 point guard across the country in his cycle.

While several other recruiting services rate the 6-foot-3 Fland as the country’s No. 1 point guard in the 2024 class, ESPN has him as the No. 2 point guard, along with the No. 6 overall player in this cycle.

ESPN, by the way, puts five-star Dylan Harper as the No. 1 point guard in 2024. The 6-foot-4 Harper is out of the Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, N.J. Former ‘Cuse recruit Elliot Cadeau, a five-star prospect who is committed to North Carolina, is ESPN’s No. 3 point guard in the junior class.

Boogie Fland, in the recently completed 2022-23 season, received All-America honors from MaxPreps as he put forth a stellar performance at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y.

Syracuse basketball faces a huge battle to win out for 2024 five-star point guard Boogie Fland.

Based on conversations I’ve had with some sources, recent media reports, and comments from recruiting experts, I don’t get the sense that the Orange is a huge contender for Boogie Fland at this juncture in his recruitment.

A recent tweet from Josh Tec, the national editor of HoopSeen, says that suitors recruiting Fland the hardest include Alabama, Louisville, Kentucky, Oregon, St. John’s, North Carolina, UConn and Villanova.

However, Boogie Fland did recently say to On3 national analyst Jamie Shaw that he is keeping an eye on what new ‘Cuse head coach Adrian Autry and his assistants do this year.

In 2022-23, Boogie Fland was on the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association (“CHSAA”) “AA” All-League first team. A couple of days ago, he was also named the player of the year.

Boogie Fland led Archbishop Stepinac to a runner-up finish in the 2023 Class AA Tournament of Champions event in New York state, and his high-school team captured the CHSAA “AA” intersectional title.

Offered a scholarship by Syracuse basketball this past January, his offer sheet also includes 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 the Bronx, N.Y.-based PSA Cardinals in Nike’s EYBL league. Per reports, he had some monster games this past weekend amid a NCAA live period in grassroots basketball.

The EYBL, in its most recent session during this live period, held contests from April 21 to April 23 at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson, Ga.

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