Syracuse basketball watches as 4-star commit Elijah Moore has big games

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Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore was impressive in recent days on the AAU circuit with the entire Orange coaching staff in attendance.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, who verbally committed to the ‘Cuse in late January over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State, suits up in grassroots basketball for the 17U squad of the Bronx, N.Y.-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league.

The 3SSB league recently held its season-ending playoffs from July 5 to July 9 at the Rock Hill Sports & Event Center in Rock Hill, S.C., amid an NCAA live period where college coaches could watch in person.

Per’s Mike Waters, Syracuse basketball head coach Adrian Autry and his three assistants were in the house during this live period to watch Elijah Moore. The talented shooting guard did not disappoint, according to several tweets from Waters.

Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore has played well on the AAU circuit.

Unfortunately, I haven’t seen box scores posted online for the most recent round of 3SSB games. However, Waters did provide some statistics for Moore in Rock Hill.

In one contest, Elijah Moore tallied 20 points while hitting on 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.

In a second encounter, Moore lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 30 points, and he made seven shots from 3-point land.

Per Waters, in a consolation game on Sunday, Moore had another 30-point game, including nine 3-pointers, which is insane. In recent months, by the way, several national recruiting analysts and scouts have said that Elijah Moore is perhaps the top long-range shooter in the 2024 class.

Over the spring and summer while on the AAU circuit, this Syracuse basketball commit has earned a lot of high praise for his performances, and several recruiting services have moved him up in their national rankings for the rising-senior class.

Elijah Moore is a standout for Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. In the 2022-23 season, as a junior, Moore helped lead Cardinal Hayes to the New York “AA” Archdiocesan tournament title. He was also selected to the 2022-23 New York state Catholic High School Athletic Association (“CHSAA”) “AA” All-League first team.

Looking ahead to Moore’s senior year, in 2023-24, some high-school hoops analysts are projecting Cardinal Hayes as a preseason top-25 national squad. When 247Sports and refreshed their 2024 national rankings not too long ago, they both jumped Elijah Moore into the top-60 overall.

Numerous recruiting Web sites also rate him as a top-20 shooting guard in this cycle. That being said, when ESPN recently published its latest top 100, this recruiting service didn’t include Elijah Moore, and that’s comical.

I mean no disrespect to ESPN, but there aren’t 100 prospects better than Moore in the 2024 class, and he’s proven that time and time again for his performances at Cardinal Hayes and with the Wiz Kids.

Elijah Moore, along with Orange four-star commit Donnie Freeman from Washington, D.C., a 6-foot-9 power forward who verbally committed to the ‘Cuse in May over other finalists Alabama, Iowa, Texas and Georgia Tech, form a two-member 2024 class for Syracuse basketball that is presently ranked in the top 10 across the country.

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