Syracuse basketball 4-star priority recruit will ‘definitely’ take SU official visit

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Syracuse basketball has offered scholarships to at least 16 prospects in the 2025 class, and it seems that four-star forward Sadiq White from the Charlotte, N.C., area is emerging as a priority recruit for the Orange in this cycle.

Last weekend, the 6-foot-8 White took an unofficial visit to the Hill, and according to a report from SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister, that trip went quite well. White, a consensus top-40 national prospect in the junior cycle, told McAllister that he will “definitely” take an official visit to the ‘Cuse at some point in the future.

Obviously, that’s encouraging to hear. That being said, numerous high-major programs are pursuing White, who is a standout for the powerhouse Myers Park High School in Charlotte.

Syracuse basketball is recruiting 2025 four-star forward Sadiq White hard.

In addition to his recent unofficial visit to Syracuse basketball, on September 20, ‘Cuse assistant coach Brenden Straughn was at Myers Park to check out White during an open gym amid the fall recruiting period, per a post on X from Nick Jones, who is an assistant coach at Myers Park.

The Orange coaching staff offered a scholarship to White in late April of this year. His offer sheet, besides Syracuse basketball, also includes Ohio State, Georgetown, N.C. State, Tennessee, Texas, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Alabama, among others.

Per the 247Sports Web site and media reports, Duke is also showing interest in White, who earned high marks from national analysts and scouts for his play this spring and summer on the AAU circuit while suiting up for the Charlotte-based Team United in Nike’s EYBL league.

Per social media, White has also unofficially visited Texas of late, and he also has unofficial visits planned to Cincinnati, N.C. State, South Carolina and LSU.

In late August, top high-school hoops analyst Samad Hines published his latest preseason top 25 ahead of the 2023-24 stanza, and he had Myers Park at No. 23 across the country in these rankings.

The primary recruiting services rate White as a top-10 forward and the No. 1 player in North Carolina within the 2025 class.

Nationally, he is No. 26 from, No. 28 from the industry-generated 247Sports Composite, No. 29 from the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking, No. 31 from 247Sports, No. 35 from ESPN and No. 39 from On3.

"White said in part to McAllister, “I had a wonderful time at Syracuse and I’m looking forward to coming back in not too long. … Syracuse will definitely get an official from Sadiq White. I don’t know when that will be. I probably won’t start taking official visits until my high school season is over in March. Right before the Nike session, EYBL, I’ll probably come down to Syracuse.”"

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