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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star priority target balls out at prestigious showcase

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Several Syracuse basketball four-star recruiting targets are competing this week at the 2023 Pangos All-American Camp in Las Vegas.

From June 4 to June 6 at Bishop Gorman High School, 120 of the top high-school players in several classes are suiting up at the 21st-annual Pangos All-American Camp.

This showcase event, which will have scouts from numerous NBA teams on hand per media reports, includes games, individual instruction, skills workouts, Q&A discussions and other programming.

Several Orange recruits were selected for this prestigious event. So, too, were a handful of former ‘Cuse targets.

Prospects with Syracuse basketball connections are playing in an invite-only showcase.

Among those competing at the 2023 Pangos All-American Camp are 2024 four-star priority recruits Jalil Bethea, a combo guard, and Mikey Lewis, a point guard.

Others playing in Las Vegas include 2024 five-star point guard Boogie Fland, 2024 four-star wing Tyler Betsey, 2024 four-star point guard Robert Wright III, 2024 four-star center Thomas Sorber and 2025 four-star guard Darius Adams.

Fland, Betsey and Adams hold Orange scholarship offers. Wright and Sorber are former Syracuse basketball targets who are verbally committed to Baylor and Georgetown, respectively.

The 6-foot-4 Bethea, who runs with the Philadelphia-based Team Final in Nike’s EYBL league, is an All-American standout for Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in Warminster, Pa. He is a long-time priority recruit for the ‘Cuse and officially visited the Hill last fall. He may visit the Orange again and was offered by SU in September of 2022.

The 6-foot-3 Lewis, offered by Syracuse basketball coaches in late April, has performed at a high level this spring on the AAU circuit for the Oakland, Calif.-based Oakland Soldiers in Nike’s EYBL league.

Lewis, who attends Accelerated Prep in Lakewood, Colo., has said recently that the Orange coaching staff is in regular contact with him. Not long after he was offered by the ‘Cuse, Lewis said that he would like to make a visit to Syracuse basketball at some point in the future.

In his first game at the 2023 Pangos All-American Camp, according to statistics provided here, Lewis finished with nine points, two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes.

The fast-rising Bethea, meanwhile, earned a lot of praise for his first contest at this event. He tallied 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes, while Bethea connected on 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc.

The On3 team listed Bethea as one of its top performers on Sunday at the 2023 Pangos All-American Camp. On3 national analyst Joe Tipton wrote, “Jalil Bethea continues his upward trajectory. Was aggressive with the ball in his hands, always looking to score. Has a knack for scoring.”

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