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Syracuse basketball 4-star target stars in Pangos All-American Camp, AAU

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Four-star sophomore guard Darius Adams, who received a Syracuse basketball scholarship offer last August, has earned a lot of high marks from national analysts and scouts for his play at a prestigious showcase event in Las Vegas, as well as on the AAU circuit this spring.

The 6-foot-3 Adams, a consensus four-star, top-50 national prospect in the 2025 class, put together some strong performances earlier this week at the 2023 Pangos All-American Camp at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.

Adams has been one of 120 high-school prospects who were invited to participate in this year’s Pangos All-American Camp, a event that includes games, individual instruction, skills workouts, Q&A discussions and other programming.

Playing in front of numerous NBA scouts, Adams went off for 23 points in one game, hitting on 9-of-13 from the field and 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. In a second encounter, he tallied 18 points on 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-6 from 3-point land.

Syracuse basketball got involved early on with 2025 four-star guard Darius Adams.

The ‘Cuse coaching staff offered Adams in late August of 2022 when he took an unofficial visit to the Hill to compete in the team’s annual Elite Camp.

According to media reports, Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim has spoken highly of Adams, although Boeheim retired this past March, handing over the reins to the Orange’s first-year head coach, Adrian Autry.

Some of Adams’ newer offers have arrived from Penn State, Mike Hopkins-led Washington, Florida State and Providence. His offer sheet also includes Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Fordham.

When the contact period opens up in mid-June, allowing college coaches to initiate direct communication with 2025 players, I would assume that Adams will see his offer list continue to grow.

Adams was an All-American as a sophomore in the 2022-23 campaign. He played a key role, this past season, in helping lead Manasquan High School in Manasquan, N.J., to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (“NJSIAA”) Group 2 tournament championship.

This spring, on the AAU circuit, Adams has also played quite well for the 16U team of the Bronx, N.Y.-based PSA Cardinals in Nike’s EYBL league. The EYBL has held several sessions dating back to late April, and the Nike league will hold its annual Peach Jam tournament from July 3 to July 9 in North Augusta, S.C.

Last month, in an interview with national analyst Rob Cassidy, Adams said that he plans to take some visits in the fall, but he doesn’t have any scheduled at this time. I’m hopeful that he will consider Syracuse basketball for a future official visit.

Eric Bossi, the national basketball director for 247Sports, watched Adams compete at the 2023 Pangos All-American Camp and had a lot of positive things to say about the talented 2025 prospect.

"Bossi wrote in part about Adams: “Given that he just finished up his sophomore season he’s got plenty of time to get stronger but as long as he keeps his skill level while filling out, a potentially bright future awaits him at the college level. Adams has a chance to be one of the more heavily recruited players in his class on the East Coast and already carries offers from the likes of Florida State, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Syracuse and Washington. He looks poised for a big July with his grassroots program the PSA Cardinals.”"

From a ratings perspective, all of the primary recruiting services have Adams as the No. 1 prospect in New Jersey within his cycle. He’s in the top 25 overall per both 247Sports and Adams is also deemed a top-five combo guard in the 2025 cycle, according to several recruiting Web sites.

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