Syracuse Basketball: 5-star wing, a top-25 player, says ‘Cuse on his radar

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A five-star prospect in the 2026 class who hails from the Washington, D.C., area said in a recent interview that Syracuse basketball is on his radar.

That player is 6-foot-6 Adam Oumiddoch, a shooting guard/small forward who hails from Springfield, Va. Oumiddoch, a rising sophomore, had a solid freshman campaign in the 2022-23 season for Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va.

In mid-July, word came out that Oumiddoch would transfer from Bishop O’Connell to the Atlanta-based Overtime Elite.

This spring and summer, he was a star for the 15U group of the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league, receiving a lot of high praise from national analysts and scouts for his performances over the past few months.

Adam Oumiddoch, a 2026 five-star wing, appears to have an interest in Syracuse basketball.

It’s still really early in his recruitment, but already, Oumiddoch holds scholarship offers from teams such as Mike Hopkins-led Washington, Maryland, Providence, Memphis, Illinois, Bryant and Old Dominion, according to recruiting services and his Twitter page.

In a recent interview with scouting service Pro Insight, Oumiddoch said that besides those schools that have offered him, several other college squads are on his radar, including the Orange, Michigan State, George Washington and Washington State. He says that UCLA was his dream school growing up.

In late February of this year, Bishop O’Connell said on Twitter that Oumiddoch, as a freshman in 2022-23, earned an All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honorable-mention nod after averaging 10.1 points per game this past term.

In early July, at the EYBL’s annual Peach Jam tournament, Oumiddoch was sensational, averaging 20.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest, while connecting on 44.6 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc, and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line.

During the EYBL’s 2023 regular season, which occurred in April and May, Oumiddoch tallied averages of 15.0 points and 5.3 boards per encounter.

Earlier this year, he participated in a USA Basketball junior national team minicamp as well as the 2023 Nike Elite 100 Camp. Not too long ago, Oumiddoch also suited up at the NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis, Tenn.

College coaches can’t initiate direct communication with 2026 prospects until mid-June of next year, and I’d expect many more high-major offers to arrive for Oumiddoch in the future.

Most of the main recruiting Web sites have yet to publish national rankings for this class, but ESPN has, and Oumiddoch checks in there as five stars, No. 21 overall, No. 8 at small forward and No. 3 in Virginia.

Syracuse basketball coaches have made a couple of scholarship offers to date in the 2026 class, including to five-star shooting guard Jordan Smith Jr. from the St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly, Va., and small forward Maximo Adams out of Narbonne High School in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles.

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