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Syracuse basketball 4-star PG target puts up absurd AAU scoring numbers

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Syracuse basketball 2025 four-star recruiting target Jerry Easter II from Ohio has played quite well this spring on the AAU circuit, and those strong performances are continuing this weekend as Nike’s EYBL league holds a session in Tennessee.

The 6-foot-4 point guard, who was offered a scholarship by the Orange last summer, is nearing five-star status in the sophomore cycle. This spring, he’s playing up a division for the 17U group of the Columbus, Ohio-based All Ohio Red, and Easter has received a ton of high praise from national analysts and scouts for his EYBL showings over the past month or so.

This weekend, the EYBL is conducting its fourth and final regular-season session at the Memphis Sports & Events Center in Memphis, prior to the prestigious Peach Jam tournament occurring in early July.

In his first three games for All Ohio Red, Easter has yet again demonstrated why he’s a consensus top-50 national prospect, and a top-10 point guard, in the 2025 class, according to recruiting services.

Syracuse basketball 2025 four-star target Jerry Easter II is crushing grassroots basketball.

While All Ohio Red has fallen in its first three games in Memphis, Easter has been on fire. In the team’s loss to the New York City-based NY Renaissance, Easter tallied 26 minutes, 23 points, five rebounds and two assists, according to the EYBL’s Web site.

In an encounter versus the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Team Griffin, Easter produced 31 minutes, 27 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals. Both of those affairs took place on Saturday.

In All Ohio Red’s setback to the Memphis-based Team Thad on Sunday morning, Easter generated 30 minutes, 31 points, nine rebounds, two assists and one steal, while hitting on 59.1 percent from the field.

For the entire spring AAU circuit to date, Easter is averaging 27.4 minutes, 16.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. And to reiterate, he’s playing up a division in the EYBL.

When ESPN updated its 2025 national rankings not too long ago, Easter checked in at No. 22 across the country and No. 5 at point guard, leaving him just a few placements away from five stars.

As I’ve noted in other prior columns on Easter, his dad is close friends with Syracuse basketball legend Derrick Coleman. Easter himself is good friends with 2025 four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony from New York City, who is another priority recruit for the Orange in his cycle.

As both a freshman and a sophomore at the Emmanuel Christian School in Toledo, Ohio, Easter earned All-America honors from MaxPreps. He’s looking for a new high-school home for his junior year in the 2023-24 campaign, and it’s likely to be in the loaded 10-member National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”).

While his recruiting process likely has a long way to go, Easter has already accumulated more than 20 scholarship offers from a range of high-major programs, including Texas A&M, St. John’s, Illinois, Southern California, Louisville, Memphis, Michigan State, Ohio State, Mississippi State, Mike Hopkins-led Washington, UCLA, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Arizona State, Missouri and many other schools.

College squads such as Kentucky, LSU, Florida State and Marquette are also reportedly showing interest in Easter. When the contact period for this class opens up in mid-June, college coaches will be able to initiate direct communication with Easter, and his offer sheet is likely to further expand around that time.

Easter’s dad recently told SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister that father and son remain in communication with associate head coach Gerry McNamara, and the Easters are trying to work out a visit to the Hill at some point in the future.

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