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New Syracuse basketball 3-star PG recruit, Albany native, plans to visit SU

Syracuse basketball (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images)
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New Syracuse basketball target Keyshuan Tillery said in a recent interview that he wants to take a visit to the Orange campus in the future.

The 6-foot-1 Tillery, who hails from Albany, N.Y., is a standout rising junior at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H. He received a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse coaching staff not too long ago, around the time that he participated in the team’s annual Elite Camp.

A fast-rising three-star point guard in the 2025 class, Tillery suits up on the AAU circuit for the Albany City Rocks in Nike’s EYBL league, a program that has seen numerous of its alumni head to the Orange over the years.

In a recent interview with SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister, it was disclosed that Syracuse basketball first-year head coach Adrian Autry was the one to offer a scholarship to Tillery, who says he’s excited about the ‘Cuse offer.

Syracuse basketball 2025 target Keyshuan Tillery is an underrated point guard.

Besides the Orange, Tillery’s growing offer sheet includes Northwestern, Albany, UMBC, Georgia Tech, North Carolina A&T, Hampton, Bryant, Temple, Mike Hopkins-led Washington, Wyoming, UMass and St. Bonaventure.

During his sophomore year at the New Hampton School, Tillery averaged an impressive 17.5 points, 6.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game. He was named by the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council as an All-NEPSAC player for the 2022-23 campaign.

More recently, in the latest grassroots basketball season, Tillery appeared to be a big stock riser due to his play over the spring and summer for the City Rocks, including in early July when the EYBL conducted its annual Peach Jam event and affiliated Peach Invitational Tournament in North Augusta, S.C.

At this juncture, some recruiting services rate him as a top-125 national prospect and a top-25 point guard in the 2025 class, but I anticipate that Tillery will make a move to four stars and inside the top 100 overall as recruiting Web sites update their rankings for this cycle in the future.

"Earlier this summer, MADE Hoops scouting analyst Tony McNiff said in a write-up that Tillery is an “ultra-quick lead guard loaded with counters & speed off the bounce which allows him to best closeouts often. Potent mid-range scorer with some touch at the rim, yet his pull-up shooting continues to pop. Laterally quick on-ball defender who has the speed to guard in space.”"

Tillery told McAllister that he’s known Autry for several years. Autry’s son, Trey, also previously played for the City Rocks and is now a freshman guard at George Washington.

Tillery says he looks forward to getting back to the Orange campus at some point for a visit. He said to McAllister, “Definitely want to build a bigger relationship with them, have a visit, see how the campus is. See how the people are, for sure. Definitely want to make a game.”

I’ll continue to track Tillery’s recruitment, including if and when he schedules a visit to the Hill.

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