Syracuse basketball expands 2025 reach with offer to soaring 4-star wing

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Syracuse basketball coaches continue to dole out scholarship offers in the 2025 class.

On Wednesday, in a post on X, four-star wing London Jemison said that he had landed an offer from the Orange coaching staff. The 6-foot-8 Jemison, whose stock is on the rise in this cycle per national analysts and scouts, is rated a four-star prospect by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite as well as ESPN.

At this juncture, I’m aware of at least 17 high-school players in the 2025 cycle who have received scholarship offers from the ‘Cuse. Many of these targets are point guards, shooting guards, combo guards and small forwards out on the wing.

Per his X page and recruiting services, Jemison currently holds around 15 offers from a range of high-major programs. In early May, he said on X that he would move from the 2024 class to the 2025 cycle, while transferring to the St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn.

Previously, Jemison was a standout at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Conn. Recruiting Web sites state that he is from Bloomfield, Conn.

Syracuse basketball has entered the recruitment of 2025 four-star wing London Jemison.

Besides the Orange, Jemison’s offer sheet includes schools such as Villanova, Xavier, Providence, Virginia, Temple, George Mason, Boston University, Rice, Saint Joseph’s, Rhode Island, Yale, Fairfield, UMass and Brown.

During the most recent AAU season this spring and summer, Jemison competed for the 17U team of the Boston-based Expressions Elite in Nike’s EYBL league. In early July, when the EYBL held its annual Peach Jam tournament in North Augusta, S.C., Jemison averaged 9.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while connecting on 44.2 percent from the field.

By the way, 2025 four-star point guard Nigel James also played for Expressions Elite over the past few months, although he was in the 16U division. James and Jemison are good friends. James was offered by the ‘Cuse in late August and took an official visit to the Hill in mid-September.

When I penned this column, in the 2025 class, Jemison checked in at No. 119 nationally, No. 26 at small forward and No. 3 in Connecticut, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Tony McNiff, a top scouting analyst at MADE Hoops, published a story in late July where he looked at 2025 high-school prospects who are seeing their recruitments take off. McNiff included Jemison in this article.

At the time that piece ran, McNiff said that Jemison had entered the MADE Hoops national rankings at No. 64 overall, calling him a player with a lot of upside and one to watch in the Northeast region.

"McNiff wrote in part about this new Syracuse basketball recruit, “Jemison possesses advanced physical tools with his blend of size, length & fluid athleticism. Rangy slasher who can exploit slower defenders off the bounce, plus he’s shown intriguing glimpses of shooting & floorspacing upside. A bouncy rim finisher with a springy first jump & the length to avoid defenders in traffic. Has also shown flashes of some grab & go ability when pushing the ball after securing rebounds. Switchable defender who moves his feet quite well laterally for a 6’8” prospect, plus he has the length to generate deflections.”"

It’s exciting that the Orange has offered London, and I look forward to following his recruiting process moving forward.

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