Syracuse Basketball: 4-star Elijah Moore ‘knocked in bucket after bucket’

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

Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore continues to light up the scoreboard in the early goings of the AAU circuit this spring and summer.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, a top-flight shooting guard who verbally committed to the Orange this past January, suits up for the Bronx, N.Y.-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league.

This past weekend, the various shoe-sponsored AAU circuits held the second of two sessions in April amid NCAA live periods.

The Wiz Kids and other Adidas 3SSB squads played last weekend at the Legends Event Center in Bryan, Texas. According to national recruiting analysts and scouts, Elijah Moore was yet again putting on a display of his shooting prowess.

Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore is more than just a shot-maker, though.

Experts have noted on numerous occasions in recent months that Moore has evolved his game beyond that of mainly a deep-range threat from beyond the arc.

Elijah Moore, they say, is an athletic, versatile prospect who has strong court vision, can finish through contact around the arm, rebounds well and is solid on the defensive end. He is a terrific start to the Orange’s 2024 recruiting class, in my humble opinion.

Joe Tipton, a national analyst with On3, was on hand to check out Moore and other players on the Adidas 3SSB circuit in Bryan, Texas.

"Tipton had this to say about this Syracuse basketball pledge. “Elijah Moore was terrific as a shot maker, especially from the mid-range. He knocked in bucket after bucket. Confident player with the ball in his hands.”"

I haven’t come across much data on the Adidas 3SSB Web site in terms of statistics for Moore, but suffice it to say, he has impressed recruiting analysts and scouts with his performances of late.

In the first live-period session on the AAU circuit a bit earlier in April, the Adidas 3SSB league held contests at the Iowa West Fieldhouse in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

For his play in Iowa, Elijah Moore was named the offensive MVP of the Adidas 3SSB league, according to recruiting analysts and scouts at The Circuit. Syracuse basketball head coach Adrian Autry was in attendance to watch Moore in Iowa.

Elijah Moore committed to the ‘Cuse over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State.

As a junior during the recently completed 2022-23 stanza, Moore was a key contributor as Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y., won the New York “AA” Archdiocesan tournament title.

He received inclusion on the 2022-23 New York state Catholic High School Athletic Association (“CHSAA”) “AA” All-League first team.

Some high-school hoops experts are projecting Cardinal Hayes as a preseason top-25 group ahead of the 2023-24 campaign, when Elijah Moore will be a senior.

Numerous recruiting services rate him as a top-75 national prospect, a top-20 shooting guard and a top-four player in New York within the 2024 cycle.

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