Syracuse Basketball: New York loaded in 2024, 4-star Elijah Moore high up

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Within the 2024 recruiting class, there are a lot of talented, highly rated prospects in New York City and throughout the Empire State, and Syracuse basketball commit Elijah Moore is up there with the best of them.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, a four-star shooting guard and a top-60 national prospect in the senior cycle, verbally pledged to the Orange in late January over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State.

After earning various honors as a junior at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y., Elijah Moore has transferred for his senior year in the upcoming 2023-24 campaign to the Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx, N.Y., which is part of the Atlanta-based professional league Overtime Elite.

Moore, a standout this spring and summer on the AAU circuit competing for the Bronx-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league, is deemed by the vast majority of recruiting services to be a top-four prospect in New York state within the 2024 class, and that’s saying a lot, given the depth coming out of NY in this cycle.

Syracuse basketball pledge Elijah Moore, a four-star shooting guard, is an elite long-range threat.

A few days ago, on the network published its preseason list of the 10 best 2024 players who are suiting up in their respective senior years for squads in the Empire State. In these rankings, Moore came in at No. 4 overall.

In this article, Brian Reichert, who covers high-school hoops and recruiting for, wrote that Elijah Moore “is clutch, fearless, a high character kid and an amazing teammate on the floor.” Love seeing that, by the way.

Checking in at No. 1 on this 2024 list in New York state is five-star point guard Boogie Fland, who was offered a scholarship by the ‘Cuse this past January. Fland, a standout at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., these days reportedly has a final three of Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama.

Another top-flight 2024 player from New York state is five-star guard Ian Jackson, who held a scholarship offer from the Orange but is verbally committed to North Carolina. Jackson and Elijah Moore are AAU teammates and played together at Cardinal Hayes.

Additionally, Jackson and Moore are teaming up in 2023-24 to form a truly special backcourt at Our Saviour Lutheran. Jackson is No. 2 on the list.

At No. 3 is five-star shooting guard V.J. Edgecombe, who stars at Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y., which is a member of the stacked 10-team National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (“NIBC”).

I don’t believe that Syracuse basketball has ever offered Edgecombe. In late July, he disclosed a top 10 of Florida, Alabama, Baylor, Duke, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, St. John’s, UConn and the NBA’s G League Ignite.

From my perspective, the two main recruiting hotbeds for Syracuse basketball coaches, given their ties, are in and around New York City as well as the Washington, D.C., to Baltimore corridor. For the Orange coaching staff to land one of the top players in the Big Apple as part of the ‘Cuse 2024 class is an incredibly encouraging sign.

Plus, as I’ve said over and over again. I adamantly contend that Elijah Moore is vastly underrated in this cycle.

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