Syracuse Basketball: 4-star recruit, who may visit, jumps into top 30 overall

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Recruiting service 247Sports, which recently updated its 2025 national rankings, has moved Syracuse basketball four-star target Dorian Jones from Ohio inside the top 30 around the country in his class.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard received a scholarship offer from the Orange coaching staff in late August. He said in a recent interview with SyracuseOnSI publisher Mike McAllister that he’s highly interested in the ‘Cuse program, and that article noted Jones could up visiting the Hill in the future.

Jones is a star junior at Richmond Heights High School in Richmond Heights, Ohio, near Cleveland. In the 2022-23 season, as a sophomore for Richmond Heights, he averaged 20.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game, according to McAllister’s piece.

Per MaxPreps, in 2022-23, Richmond Heights went a perfect 29-0 and finished with a top-25 national ranking. This past April, in a super early preseason top 25 ahead of the 2023-24 campaign, MaxPreps listed Richmond Heights at No. 12 nationwide.

Syracuse basketball 2025 four-star recruit Dorian Jones is rising up the national rankings.

This spring and summer, Jones was a breakout performer on the AAU circuit while competing for the 16U team of the Columbus, Ohio-based All Ohio Red in Nike’s EYBL league, according to national analysts and scouts.

To date, besides the ‘Cuse, his offer sheet includes Southern California, Illinois, LSU, Oklahoma, Houston, Michigan, Rutgers, Missouri, Dayton, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Xavier, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Toledo, Cincinnati, Cleveland State and Arizona State.

In the 247Sports refresh for the 2025 cycle, Jones arrived at No. 28 overall, No. 5 at shooting guard and No. 2 in Ohio.

When I penned this column, the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rated him at No. 48 nationally, No. 9 at shooting guard and No. 2 in Ohio. The industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking, meanwhile, placed Jones at No. 52 overall, No. 17 at shooting guard and No. 2 in Ohio. slots Jones at No. 46 nationwide. ESPN ranks him at No. 38 across the country, No. 10 at small forward and No. 3 in Ohio.

To date, Syracuse basketball coaches have offered at least 16 prospects in the 2025 class, including a bevy of four-star and five-star guards. Notably, another top target of the Orange in this cycle is four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony out of Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y

The 6-foot-5 Anthony, offered by the ‘Cuse last November, has said on multiple occasions that he will officially visit Syracuse basketball at some point.

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