Syracuse Basketball: In new rankings, 5-star recruit inside top 25 nationally

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Sadiq White, a five-star forward from North Carolina who received a scholarship offer from Syracuse basketball in late April, is in the top 25 across the country in recently updated 2025 national rankings.

The 6-foot-8 small forward/power forward, when I penned this column, checked in as five stars, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, although most of the other primary recruiting services presently have him as four stars.

White, who has earned a lot of high praise from national analysts and scouts for his play this spring and summer in grassroots basketball, was rated No. 24 nationwide and No. 7 at power forward when 247Sports refreshed its rankings for the rising-junior class not too long ago.

Recently, ESPN and also updated their 2025 national ratings. ESPN has White at No. 28 overall and No. 8 at power forward., too, places him at No. 28 nationally in this class.

Syracuse basketball faces steep competition for 2025 five-star forward Sadiq White.

White is a rising junior at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C. On the AAU circuit, he is a standout for the Charlotte-based Team United in Nike’s EYBL league.

At the recently held Peach Jam on the EYBL circuit, media reports stated that the Orange coaching staff did watch White in person during a portion of this annual event when it was an NCAA live period.

Additionally, when college coaches could begin initiating direct communication with 2025 prospects on June 15 of this year, several social media posts said that the ‘Cuse reached out to White as the contact period for this cycle opened up.

Besides Syracuse basketball, his offer sheet includes Georgetown, N.C. State, Tennessee, Texas, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Alabama, among others.

Additionally, schools reportedly showing interest in White include some big-time programs such as Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arizona, Michigan, Arkansas and Ohio State, among others.

At the time of this writing, the 247Sports Composite ranked him at No. 23 overall and No. 8 at power forward, while the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking had him at No. 24 nationally and No. 5 at power forward.

White will certainly continue to see his offer list grow, and I envision some of those previously mentioned blue-blood programs officially getting into the mix for him by extending offers. Let’s hope that Syracuse basketball coaches can get him on campus at some point for an official visit.

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