Syracuse Basketball: 5-star PG eyes possible visit, heads to Overtime Elite

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Syndication: USA TODAY)
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Syracuse basketball 2025 five-star target Tyler Jackson from Baltimore, who is rated the No. 1 point guard nationwide in his class per several recruiting services, has signed on with the Atlanta-based professional league Overtime Elite for his junior year, according to social media posts.

As a sophomore in the 2022-23 season, the 6-foot-3 Jackson was a standout for the Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, as the Panthers won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (“MIAA”) A Conference title and Jackson was named to the Baltimore Catholic League All-League second team.

Offered a scholarship by the Orange coaching staff in late April, Jackson put together a ton of strong performances this spring and summer on the AAU circuit, with national analysts and scouts dishing out high praise for this ‘Cuse recruiting target.

He suited up for one session alongside Syracuse basketball 2025 four-star priority recruit Kiyan Anthony for the 16U group of the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league, during which time Jackson displayed stellar scoring prowess. Additionally, in July, Jackson helped lead the Baltimore-based Team Thrill to the 16U championship in the Under Armour Association league (“UAA”).

Syracuse basketball 2025 five-star recruit Tyler Jackson is thinking about campus visits.

Besides the Orange, Jackson’s growing offer sheet includes schools such as LSU, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, California, Kansas, Alabama, Maryland, Illinois, Rutgers, Seton Hall, DePaul, George Mason, Georgia Tech, Rhode Island, Houston, Penn State and UCF, among others.

Jackson, in the rising-junior cycle, is a consensus top-25 national prospect, according to all of the primary recruiting services, and he’s inside the top 10 overall from ESPN and the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. As I noted above, he is also deemed the No. 1 point guard or the No. 1 combo guard in his class, per a couple of recruiting Web sites.

In a variety of interviews since receiving a ‘Cuse offer this spring, Jackson has spoken highly of the Syracuse basketball program. He’s in the process of considering some visits, with 247Sports noting in a recent article that Jackson has a trip planned to LSU.

Rob Cassidy, a national analyst with, wrote in a piece that other suitors to monitor for possible visits by Jackson include Kansas, the ‘Cuse, Indiana and Seton Hall.

I also briefly caught up with an analyst/scout in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., region who is super plugged in to recruiting in that market. This expert, when I asked him about Jackson, said Syracuse basketball is a good candidate to land a visit from Jackson in the fall. Stay tuned.

Overtime Elite, lately, has signed numerous highly rated prospects. Besides Jackson, for example, word recently came out that 2025 four-star Canadian wing Efeosa Oliogu had committed to Overtime Elite.

The 6-foot-6 Oliogu, who was offered by the Orange about a year ago, transferred last month from the United Scholastic Academy in Toronto to the DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Fla. However, he’s now on the move again, to Overtime Elite.

Also in July, 2026 five-star shooting guard/small forward Adam Oumiddoch signed with Overtime Elite after spending his freshman season at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va.

The 6-foot-6 Oumiddoch, who was a star in recent months playing for the 15U squad of Team Melo, recently told scouting service Pro Insight that Syracuse basketball is on his radar. ESPN ranks him within the top 25 nationwide in his class.

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