Syracuse Basketball: Orange has offered 4-stars who played at Elite Camp

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Late last month, Syracuse basketball coaches held their annual Elite Camp, with numerous talented players in the 2025 and 2026 recruiting cycles in attendance.

As often is the case, the Orange coaching staff typically doles out a few scholarship offers to prospects who made unofficial visits to the Hill to play in the Elite Camp, and 2023 was no different.

At the time of this writing, at least six high-school players who suited up at the camp had received scholarship offers from the ‘Cuse, according to social media posts and recruiting services.

These relatively new Syracuse basketball recruits hail from both the 2025 and 2026 classes, and several of the Orange targets have already said they have high interest in the team and may want to visit the SU campus at some point.

Syracuse basketball has offered multiple prospects who went to Elite Camp.

One ‘Cuse offer went out to 2025 four-star big man Matthew Gilhool, a 6-foot-11 power forward who attends William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.

Gilhool, who checked in at No. 70 nationally in new national rankings from 247Sports, played well in the most recent AAU season for the Philadelphia-based Philly Pride in the Under Armour Association league.

His offer sheet includes Maryland, Bryant, Miami, Mississippi State, Penn State, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Fairfield, Iona, St. John’s, West Virginia, Marshall and Pittsburgh.

Albany, N.Y., native Keyshuan Tillery, a 2025 three-star point guard, also picked up an Orange offer after playing in the team’s Elite Camp.

The 6-foot-1 Tillery, a standout at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H., is a member of the Albany City Rocks in Nike’s EYBL league, an AAU program that has sent numerous of its alumni to Syracuse basketball over the years.

Tillery, in a recent interview, said that he wants to take another visit to the ‘Cuse at some point. Rated No. 131 nationally in 247Sports’ latest update, his offer list also includes Northwestern, Albany, UMBC, Georgia Tech, North Carolina A&T, Hampton, Bryant, Temple, Mike Hopkins-led Washington, Wyoming, UMass and St. Bonaventure.

Nigel James, a 2025 four-star point guard who moved up to No. 99 overall in this class per 247Sports, also landed a ‘Cuse offer around the time of the Elite Camp.

The 6-foot James was set to officially visit Syracuse basketball on September 15. He is a junior at Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y., and was a top performer this spring and summer for the Boston-based Expressions Elite in the EYBL league.

Other college groups that have offered James include Seton Hall, George Mason, Iowa, Marquette, UMass, Minnesota, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Southern California, Wake Forest, Xavier, Manhattan, Saint Joseph’s and UAB, among others.

In the 2026 class, I’m aware of at least three prospects who went to the Elite Camp and have received offers from the Syracuse basketball coaching staff.

Those 2026 targets are three-star point guard Neiko Mundey, point guard Anthony Brown and shooting guard/small forward Prince-Alexander Moody, all of whom hail from the talent-rich Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.

The 6-foot-3 Mundey is a sophomore at the Shabach Christian Academy in Landover, Md. In initial 2026 national ratings from 247Sports, he arrived as three stars and No. 52 across the country.

Mundey, whose other early offers include Florida State, Towson, Old Dominion and East Carolina, helped lead New World, which is based in the D.C. area, to a 15U title in early July on the Adidas 3SSB circuit.

The 6-foot-1 Brown goes to St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly, Va., and suits up for the D.C.-based Team Takeover in the Nike league, an AAU program to which the Orange coaching staff has deep ties.

Brown’s early offer sheet includes other teams such as Norfolk State, George Mason and Providence.

The 6-foot-5 Moody is out of Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., and he also plays for Team Takeover. His offer list also includes George Mason, VCU, Bryant, Illinois, Maryland, Old Dominion, Providence, Rhode Island and Virginia Tech.

While I didn’t see Moody in the inaugural 2026 national rankings from 247Sports, he does check in as the No. 1 overall prospect in Maryland within this cycle, according to Prep Hoops.

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