Syracuse Basketball: 4-star PG, who eyes ‘Cuse visit, soars into the top 50

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Mikey Lewis, a Syracuse basketball recruiting target, has proven one of the top performers on the AAU circuit in recent months.

And some of his latest national rankings within the 2024 cycle are reflecting Lewis’ stellar play of late in grassroots basketball.

Not too long ago, I detailed how the 6-foot-3 Lewis jumped into the top 60 of his class, according to On3., on Tuesday, refreshed its 2024 national rankings, and Lewis made another huge leap. He went from No. 69 across the country to No. 45 overall, and I wasn’t surprised at all to see Lewis enter the top 50., by the way, also has Lewis rated as the No. 10 point guard in the entire 2024 cycle, which is an impressive feat, given that this class is loaded with talented point guards and combo guards.

Syracuse basketball priority recruit Mikey Lewis is now rated in the top 50 nationally.

During the Nike EYBL league’s regular season that ended in late May, Lewis averaged 18.1 points per game for the Oakland, Calif.-based Oakland Soldiers (17U). He was a top-15 overall scorer in the EYBL league on the AAU circuit.

As a junior, Lewis attended Accelerated Prep in Lakewood, Colo. It was recently disclosed that he will spend his senior year during the 2023-24 stanza at the powerhouse Prolific Prep in Napa Valley, Calif., which participated in the prestigious GEICO Nationals earlier this spring.

Orange assistant coach Brenden Straughn offered a scholarship to Lewis in late April. His offer sheet also includes Wichita State, St. Mary’s, LSU, California, TCU, Providence, Arizona State, Colorado State, Illinois, Washington State, San Diego State and Wyoming, among others.

In a recent chat with On3 national analyst Jamie Shaw, Lewis said that he plans to take some official visits in the near future, mentioning schools such as St. Mary’s, LSU, Illinois, Syracuse basketball and San Diego State, which was the runner-up in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

When On3 updated its 2024 national rankings, Lewis arrived at No. 60 nationwide and No. 13 at shooting guard. Via 247Sports, he is No. 77 nationally and No. 11 at combo guard.

At the time of this writing, Lewis was No. 67 overall per the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking, and No. 97 around the country according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

I’ll certainly be monitoring if and when Lewis schedules an official visit to the Hill, which would be big for the Orange’s chances in his recruitment.

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