Syracuse basketball has reached out to numerous 4-stars, 5-stars in 2025

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The contact period for the 2025 class opened up on June 15, and since that time, Syracuse basketball coaches have reached out to a variety of four-star and five-star prospects in this cycle, according to recruiting analysts and scouts.

On June 15, college coaches could begin initiating direct communication with players in the rising-junior class. On that date, schools across the country begin texting and calling 2025 prospects, with those communications often resulting in new scholarship offers.

Prior to the contact period commencing, as I’ve noted in numerous columns, the Orange coaching staff had already offered scholarships to numerous 2025 players. And ‘Cuse coaches, certainly, could end up offering new targets whom the Orange made contact with on or around June 15.

This list below isn’t meant to be fully exhaustive, as it’s absolutely possible that Syracuse basketball coaches have reached out to other 2025 prospects of whom I’m not currently aware.

Let’s review some 2025 players who have heard from Syracuse basketball in recent weeks.

Potential New Recruits

Jacob Ross
Ross is a four-star small forward. The 6-foot-7 Ross goes to the powerhouse Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y.

Joson Sanon
Sanon is a five-star wing rated in the top-20 nationally, according to several recruiting services. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard/small forward is out of the Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vt. I wrote a column about Sanon last November.

Juan Guerrero Hernandez
The 6-foot-3 Hernandez is a combo guard at Grafton High School in Grafton, Wis. At this time, I don’t see him within the national rankings for the 2025 cycle.

Akbar Waheed III
Waheed is a 6-foot-6 guard who attends the Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Md. In its latest 2025 ratings, On3 has him as three stars and just inside the top 140 of this class.

Jalen Rougier-Roane
Rougier-Roane is a 6-foot-5 guard who is with the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. On3 ranks him as three stars and in the top 130 of this cycle.

Derek Dixon
Dixon is a 6-foot-5 combo guard. The four-star prospect is out of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. On June 15, the first day of the 2025 contact period, Dixon said on Twitter that he landed a scholarship offer from Syracuse basketball coaches.

Existing Recruits

Sadiq White
The Orange offered this four-star forward in late April. The 6-foot-8 White attends Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C.

Darius Adams
The four-star combo guard received a ‘Cuse offer in August of 2022. The 6-foot-3 Adams is an All-American who suits up for Manasquan High School in Manasquan, N.J.

Kiyan Anthony
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard, who is the son of Syracuse basketball legend Carmelo Anthony, was offered by the Orange last November. The four-star Kiyan Anthony, who has said he will officially visit the Hill at some point, is a rising junior at Long Island Lutheran High School, alongside Ross.

Brandon Stores Jr.
In February of 2022, the ‘Cuse reportedly offered this four-star wing. The 6-foot-4 Stores is a standout at the St. Raymond High School for Boys in the Bronx, N.Y.

Cam Ward
In late April, Syracuse basketball offered the 6-foot-7, prolific-scoring Ward. He is a four-star wing and stars for Largo High School in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Tyler Jackson
The Orange offered Jackson in late April. According to several recruiting services, the 6-foot-3 Jackson is a five-star prospect and the nation’s No. 1 point guard in the 2025 class. He shines for the Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, and Jackson has said that he will take an official visit to Syracuse basketball in the future.

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