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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG hears from 3 teams the most, including SU

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Syracuse basketball coaches appear to be prioritizing 2024 four-star point guard Mikey Lewis, who has proven one of the top all-around performers this spring across all of the shoe-sponsored AAU circuits.

The 6-foot-3 Lewis, a fast-rising prospect in the junior cycle, received a scholarship offer from the Orange coaching staff in late April. The ‘Cuse also reportedly was in attendance for him amid NCAA live periods late last month during grassroots basketball events.

Lewis has received a lot of high praise from national analysts and scouts for his play in recent weeks for the Oakland, Calif.-based Oakland Soldiers in Nike’s EYBL league.

The junior at Accelerated Prep in Lakewood, Colo., has also seen his offer sheet expand of late. Lewis, in recent interviews, has spoken highly of the Syracuse basketball program and says he wants to take a visit to the Orange at some point.

Four-star junior point guard Mikey Lewis discusses Syracuse basketball.

In a recent interview with 247Sports national analyst Brandon Jenkins, Lewis says that, lately, he is hearing the most from the ‘Cuse, Big Ten Conference member Illinois and Southeastern Conference squad LSU.

Besides Syracuse basketball, his growing offer list includes LSU, California, TCU, Providence, Arizona State, Colorado State, Illinois, Washington State, 2023 NCAA Tournament runner-up San Diego State and Wyoming, among others.

"During his chat with 247Sports, Lewis had this to say about the Orange. “I knew about the tradition and history of the program when they first started recruiting me but I did not know the staff. They play in a great conference. Brendan Straughn and I know a lot of people in common. Everybody in my circle has nothing but good things to say about them.”"

Jenkins writes in his article that Lewis is likely to “announce a list cut prior to the Nike EYBL’s fourth session in Memphis.” This session is scheduled for May 26 to May 29, by the way.

Assuming that Syracuse basketball coaches are remaining in consistent contact with Lewis between now and then, I’m feeling pretty confident that the ‘Cuse will be a contender for him after Lewis trims his list of those still in the running.

As far as I can tell, he is an explosive scorer. He’s confident yet humble. Hard-working. A winner. I know that Syracuse basketball coaches haven’t been recruiting him as long as other targets in the 2024 class, but I’m really high on Mikey Lewis.

He’s part of a dream scenario I’d love to see unfold for the Orange in this cycle. At present, the ‘Cuse has two verbal commitments in its 2024 class, from four-star power forward Donnie Freeman out of Washington, D.C., and four-star shooting guard Elijah Moore from New York City.

Currently, Rivals.com has Lewis inside the top 70 in this cycle, although the two industry-generated rating systems, the 247Sports Composite and the On3 Industry Ranking, place Lewis outside the top 100.

Based on his recent performances in grassroots basketball, I’d be shocked if Lewis doesn’t vault into the top 100 nationally per all of the main recruiting services in the near future.

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