New Syracuse basketball PG target in Md. ‘naturally wired scorer’ – analyst

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New Syracuse basketball recruit Neiko Mundey, a fast-rising 2026 point guard, had a breakout spring and summer on the AAU circuit, helping guide his team to a championship during the most recent grassroots basketball season.

The 6-foot-3 Mundey recently disclosed his scholarship offer from the Orange on his X page. Mundey, an emerging star in the talent-rich Washington, D.C., area, last weekend took an unofficial visit to the Hill to compete in the ‘Cuse annual Elite Camp.

The camp featured a variety of talented 2025 and 2026 players, and at present, at least five prospects who played in this camp have received Orange offers.

In late August, word came out that Mundey would spend the 2023-24 campaign, his sophomore year, at the Shabach Christian Academy in Landover, Md. He previously played for Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md.

An expert says new Syracuse basketball 2026 target Neiko Mundey is a gifted scorer.

"I recently asked Colby Giacubeno, a top recruiting analyst and scout in the D.C. and Baltimore corridor, about Mundey. Giacubeno was kind enough to provide some insights, writing that “Mundey is … a naturally wired scorer. His passing has improved since he entered high school, but his quick burst, creativeness off the bounce and ability to get where he wants make him exciting to watch anytime the ball is in his hands.”"

Per his X page and recruiting services, besides the Orange, Mundey’s early offer sheet includes Florida State, Towson, Old Dominion and East Carolina. His recruitment has a way to go, plus, college coaches can’t start initiating direct communication with 2026 prospects until June 15 of next year, so I envision Mundey seeing his offer list rapidly grow in the future.

On the AAU circuit in recent months, Mundey suited up for the 15U team of New World, a program based in the D.C. region that competes in the Adidas 3SSB league. The 3SSB circuit, this spring, held two sessions, along with this league’s playoffs in early July in Rock Hill, S.C.

Throughout the spring and summer, numerous national analysts and scouts named Mundey as a top performer both during the 3SSB regular season and during its July playoffs. This new Syracuse basketball recruit, by the way, saved his best play for last, so to speak.

In the championship game of the 3SSB 15U division, New World defeated Indiana Elite, 66-62, according to social media posts. In that title contest, Mundey tallied an impressive 21 points, four steals and one rebound.

Beyond Mundey, other 2026 players who have secured scholarship offers from Syracuse basketball coaches include point guard Anthony Brown of St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly, Va., five-star shooting guard Jordan Smith Jr., also of St. Paul VI, point guard Deron Rippey Jr. of the Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., and four-star small forward Maximo Adams of Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif.

It’s exciting that the Orange has gotten involved with Mundey early on in his recruitment. I imagine as more recruiting services publish their first sets of 2026 national rankings, he will be highly placed.

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