Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG recruit makes huge jump, vaults into top 60

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One of the primary recruiting services has updated its national rankings for the junior class, and Syracuse basketball recruiting target Mikey Lewis made a massive leap.

The 2024 four-star point guard, who picked up a scholarship offer from the Orange in late April, has played quite well on the AAU circuit this spring, earning a lot of high marks from national analysts and scouts.

The 6-foot-3 Lewis is a fast-rising prospect in the 2024 cycle, and when On3 refreshed its top 150 national ratings for this class, Lewis received one of the largest bumps nationwide, jumping to No. 60 overall.

On3 rates him as the No. 13 shooting guard and the No. 1 prospect in Colorado within his cycle. Most other recruiting Web sites list Lewis as a point guard, by the way.

Syracuse basketball target Mikey Lewis is one of the hottest players in the 2024 class.

In grassroots basketball, Lewis is a star for the Oakland, Calif.-based Oakland Soldiers in Nike’s EYBL league. During the EYBL’s four regular-season sessions dating back to late April, he was a top-15 scorer across the entire 17U division.

Per the EYBL Web site, in those four sessions, Lewis averaged 27.1 minutes, 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, while connecting on 42.7 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from 3-point land and 86.1 percent from the free-throw line.

Lewis, who is heading into his senior year at Accelerated Prep in Lakewood, Colo., should continue to see his 2024 rankings soar as other recruiting services update their national ratings for this class.

When I penned this column, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite had him at No. 120 overall and No. 14 at point guard. He is not presently in the top 150 via 247Sports.

The industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking, at the time of this writing, placed Lewis at No. 91 across the country. has him at No. 69 nationally. ESPN didn’t have Lewis in its top 100, but it does rate him as four stars and No. 28 at point guard.

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

He said in an interview with 247Sports in mid-May that he had been hearing the most from the Orange, Illinois and LSU.

Not long after Lewis was offered a scholarship by Syracuse basketball assistant coach Brenden Straughn, Lewis said in a couple of interviews that he wants to visit the Hill at some point in the future.

As I noted in an article earlier this week, Lewis was among 120 of the top high-school players in several recruiting classes who were invited to compete in the prestigious 2023 Pangos All-American Camp at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.

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