Syracuse Basketball: 5-star recruits selected to prestigious pro-style camp

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Numerous Syracuse basketball four-star and five-star recruiting targets are participating this week at a prestigious pro-style camp in the Sunshine State.

The National Basketball Players Association (“NBPA”) is currently holding its Top 100 camp at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Bay Lake, Fla., near Orlando. This showcase event runs from June 26 to July 1, according to the camp’s Web site.

One hundred of the top high-school prospects across numerous recruiting classes were selected to attend the Top 100 camp, including at least eight players who presently hold Syracuse basketball scholarship offers.

At this event, participants are being mentored by current and former NBA players, and activities include pro-style combine drills, shooting exercises and team scrimmages in a tournament format, per the Top 100’s Web site and a NBPA press release from late May.

Players are also attending educational programs that focus on topics such as mental health and wellness, financial literacy and NIL. It’s important to also note that college coaches and NBA scouts are at the camp.

Syracuse basketball recruits are suiting up at a well-known hoops camp.

Invitees to the Top 100 camp who hold an offer from the Orange coaching staff include 2024 five-star guard Jalil Bethea, 2024 four-star point guard Mikey Lewis, 2025 four-star guard Darius Adams, 2025 four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony, 2025 four-star power forward Nikola Bundalo, 2025 five-star point guard Tyler Jackson, 2025 five-star shooting guard Darryn Peterson and 2025 four-star wing Cam Ward.

Bethea, who recently vaulted to five-star status in the rising-senior cycle, and Lewis, who recently moved into the top 50 overall in the 2024 class, are two priority recruits for the ‘Cuse in this cycle. Bethea officially visited the Hill last fall, while Lewis has said recently that he’s likely to make a trip to Central New York at some point in the future.

In the 2025 class, Adams was offered by the Orange last August, while Anthony picked up a Syracuse basketball offer this past November. Look for Anthony to take an official visit to the Orange in the near future.

Jackson is also eyeing an official visit to Syracuse basketball at some point soon. He along with Bundalo, Peterson and Ward were all offered by the ‘Cuse coaching staff this spring.

By the way, the NBPA’s Top 100 camp was founded in 1994, and more than 300 of its participants have gone on to careers in the NBA, according to the camp’s Web site.

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