Five-star point guard Boogie Fland, who holds a Syracuse basketball scholarship offer, has some visits in mind, and numerous suitors are hoping to land further visits from the elite 2024 prospect.
As I noted in another recent column, beginning on July 1 of this year, high-school players can start taking an unlimited amount of official visits, so it’s understandable that a boatload of schools is trying to get the 6-foot-3 Fland to their campus.
It’s unclear to me whether the Orange is, at this juncture, one of those teams that are actively working to try and get Boogie Fland on an official visit.
He holds a slew of offers from a range of high-major programs. Not too long ago, the top-10 national prospect in the junior class did say that he’s keeping an eye on how the new Syracuse basketball coaching staff, led by head coach Adrian Autry, does this year.
Syracuse basketball has no shot to prevail for Boogie Fland unless it secures a visit.
In a recent article by Rivals.com national analyst Rob Cassidy, it was noted that Fland is planning an official visit to Alabama. His lone official visit, to date, was to North Carolina.
Cassidy also wrote that Boogie Fland “also hopes to take Michigan and Kentucky visits in addition to his upcoming trip to Tuscaloosa.” To that end, college basketball insider Adam Zagoria tweeted that Fland had started an official visit to Michigan this past Thursday night.
Sam Lance, in a piece on zagsblog.com a few days ago, says that a variety of schools are trying to set up visits with Fland. This story mentioned “UConn, Kentucky, Alabama, Michigan, Oregon, Villanova, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, Virginia Tech and others.”
Now, Syracuse basketball isn’t mentioned here, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Orange coaching staff isn’t trying to get Boogie Fland to Central New York for an official visit.
Then again, the ‘Cuse did just offer another 2024 point guard, four-star Mikey Lewis. Another 2024 four-star point guard, Curtis Givens III, also holds a Syracuse basketball offer, but I’m not sure that the Orange is in a lot of contact with him these days.
Winning out for Boogie Fland was always going to prove a huge challenge for the Orange. The ‘Cuse offered him this past January.
He is a standout for Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., as well as the Bronx, N.Y.-based PSA Cardinals in Nike’s EYBL league on the AAU circuit.
During two April live periods in grassroots basketball, Boogie Fland played quite well, according to national analysts and scouts.
At the end of April, when the EYBL held its second live-period session at Legacy Park in Mesa, Ariz., Fland averaged 18.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game, according to The Circuit, which named him to its All-Event first team.
According to the primary recruiting services, in the 2024 cycle, Boogie Fland is a consensus five-star prospect, a top-15 national player, a top-two point guard/combo guard, and a top-two prospect in New York.