Syracuse Basketball: 4-star commit Donnie Freeman to officially visit again

Syracuse basketball, Donnie Freeman (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
Syracuse basketball, Donnie Freeman (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) /

This coming weekend, Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Donnie Freeman will take a second official visit to the Hill, according to a post on X from’s Mike Waters.

The 6-foot-9 power forward from Washington, D.C., will make a trip to the ‘Cuse campus as Syracuse football (4-0) hosts Clemson (2-2) in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown beginning at noon this coming Saturday from the JMA Wireless Dome.

Donnie Freeman took an official visit to Syracuse basketball in early April. The following month, he verbally committed to the Orange over other finalists Alabama, Iowa, Texas and Georgia Tech.

The other member of the ‘Cuse 2024 class, at this juncture, is New York City four-star shooting guard Elijah Moore, who verbally pledged to the team in late January. Currently, the Orange’s 2024 cycle hovers around the top 10 across the country.

Commit Donnie Freeman, a four-star power forward, is making another official visit to Syracuse basketball.

In August of 2021, after he took an unofficial visit to Central New York to compete in the Orange’s annual Elite Camp, Freeman picked up a scholarship offer from the ‘Cuse coaching staff. I believe Freeman was the first 2024 player to land an Orange offer.

As a junior during the 2022-23 season, Freeman earned numerous local and national accolades in helping lead St. John’s College High School in D.C. to a 32-4 overall record, a top-25 national ranking, and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (“WCAC”) tournament title.

In early July, Donnie Freeman received All-Peach Jam first-team honors from The Circuit as he helped lead the Washington-based Team Takeover in Nike’s EYBL league to the 17U Peach Jam championship. At Peach Jam, he averaged 12.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

In mid-August, Freeman said he would transfer for his senior year in the 2023-24 term to the powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., which competes in the loaded 10-member National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”).

IMG picked up several key transfers this off-season, including Freeman. Since his move to the Ascenders, several recruiting experts have told me that they view IMG as a preseason top-10 national squad, a preseason top-four team in the NIBC, and a significant contender to return to the GEICO Nationals in the spring of 2024.

All of the primary recruiting services rate Donnie Freeman as a top-50 overall player, a top-10 power forward and a top-10 prospect in Florida within the 2024 class.

When 247Sports updated its national rankings for the senior cycle not too long ago, Freeman arrived at No. 28 overall, No. 6 at power forward and No. 5 in Florida.

If Freeman gets off to a hot start early on his tenure at IMG this fall, 247Sports’ director of scouting Adam Finkelstein has said that this Syracuse basketball commit could emerge as a McDonald’s All-America candidate for the 2023-24 campaign.

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