Syracuse basketball 4-star commit Elijah Moore into top 60, still underrated

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Syracuse basketball 2024 commit Elijah Moore, a four-star shooting guard out of New York City, has moved inside the top 60 nationally in his class, according to a new set of rankings for the rising-senior cycle.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, who verbally committed to the Orange in late January over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State, now checks in at No. 57 across the country in the 2024 class, per 247Sports.

This recruiting service also rates Elijah Moore as the No. 11 shooting guard and the No. 4 prospect in the state of New York within his cycle.

Ever since he pledged to the ‘Cuse, I’ve asked numerous national recruiting analysts and scouts about Moore, and some of them have said they think he’s potentially a top-50 overall player in the 2024 class. As such, I could envision Moore continuing to ascend in the national rankings for this cycle.

Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore is a top-60 prospect.

Another of the primary recruiting services, On3, also recently refreshed its 2024 national rankings. On3 has Moore at No. 82 overall, No. 18 at shooting guard and No. 4 in New York.

When I penned this column, ESPN had him as four stars but not within its top 100 for the 2024 cycle. No disrespect to ESPN, but to me, that’s absurd. At the time of this writing, Elijah Moore is No. 61 via

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite has him rated at No. 96 nationally, No. 19 at shooting guard and No. 5 in New York.

Meanwhile, the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking has placed Elijah Moore at No. 74 overall, No. 17 at shooting guard and No. 4 in New York.

These sorts of national ratings are somewhat subjective, and I’m the first to admit that I’m not an analyst or a scout. However, I’ve read a lot of positive comments from recruiting experts on the play of Moore both during his junior season in high school and on the AAU circuit this spring.

To me, then, I think it’s nonsense if he isn’t at least ranked in the top 75 by all of the main recruiting services, if not the top 50. Then again, recruiting rankings don’t mean squat once Elijah Moore gets to the Hill, and I think he can have a fabulous career with Syracuse basketball.

As a junior during the 2022-23 season, Moore was fantastic in helping lead Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y., to the New York “AA” Archdiocesan tournament title. He was named to the 2022-23 New York state Catholic High School Athletic Association (“CHSAA”) “AA” All-League first team.

In his upcoming senior year, I believe that Elijah Moore could contend for All-America honors. By extension, several high-school hoops experts have forecast Cardinal Hayes as a preseason top-25 team for the next term.

Dating back to April, Moore has won a lot of high marks from analysts and scouts for his performances in grassroots basketball on the 17U squad of the Bronx-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league.

Recruiting experts have said that Elijah Moore is arguably the best 3-point shooter in the 2024 class, but in recent months, this Orange commit has shown a much more comprehensive all-around game, whether that be as a three-level scorer, facilitating for others, and defending and rebounding at a solid level.

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