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Syracuse basketball sees 5-star PG recruit star at Overtime Elite Pro Day

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Syndication: USA TODAY)
Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Syndication: USA TODAY) /

With the Syracuse basketball coaching staff in attendance, Orange 2025 target Tyler Jackson from Baltimore put on a show at the Overtime Elite’s recent Pro Day in Atlanta, according to national analysts and scouts.

The 6-foot-3 Jackson, a five-star point guard in the junior recruiting class, recently transferred from the Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore to the Atlanta-based professional league Overtime Elite for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign.

Per On3 national analyst Jamie Shaw, more than 100 college coaches and NBA personnel were on hand for the Overtime Elite (“OTE”) combine, where players conducted drills and then did three-on-three and five-on-five scrimmages.

According to multiple social media posts, the ‘Cuse coaching staff did check out Jackson as he participated in this event. Jackson received a scholarship offer from the Orange in late April, and several recruiting experts have told me lately that he may take an official visit to the Hill at some point in the future.

Experts praised Syracuse basketball recruit Tyler Jackson for his play at the OTE combine.

In early July, Jackson helped guide the Baltimore-based Team Thrill to the 16U championship in the Under Armour Association league (“UAA”) on the AAU circuit.

Besides the ‘Cuse, his growing offer list includes 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.

Shaw included Jackson among his top performers at the Overtime Elite Pro Day, writing, “There is a flair that comes with Jackson’s game. He plays with a lot of confidence, able to get to any spot on the floor and rise up for a jumper. When he is at his best, he can be a true three-level scorer.”

In a post on X, scout/analyst Tobias Bass said that Jackson was “very poised and can get anywhere on the floor when he wants. He was the most consistent player in the gym.”

Colby Giacubeno, one of the top analysts/scouts in the Baltimore to Washington, D.C., corridor, said on X, “Strong ending to the day for ‘25 4 Tyler Jackson from a scoring standpoint. Started to assert himself late in the game portion of the Pro Day getting into the paint for floaters, converted mid-range pulls or same foot, same hand scoops before rotating defenders could contest.”

ESPN recruiting director Paul Biancardi, one of the top analysts/scouts across the country, wrote in a post on X that Jackson was the “best playmaker” at the OTE combine. “Pushes the pace. Knows how to create and find others. Passes well in open floor or tight spaces.”

By the way, not too long ago, Syracuse basketball commit Elijah Moore, a four-star shooting guard out of New York City, said he would transfer for his senior year to the Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx, N.Y., which is part of Overtime Elite.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, who verbally committed to the Orange in late January over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State, previously was a standout for the Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.

This spring and summer, Moore was named the offensive MVP in the Adidas 3SSB league as he shot lights-outs from long range for the 17U team of the Bronx-based Wiz Kids.

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