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Syracuse Basketball: 4-star London Jemison says he’s talking to SU ‘a lot’

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London Jemison, a 2025 four-star wing from Connecticut who received a scholarship offer from Syracuse basketball in late September, says in an interview that he’s talking with the Orange coaching staff “a lot.”

The 6-foot-8 Jemison is a fast-rising prospect in his class who is rated as four stars and inside the top 150 nationally by several recruiting services. At this juncture in his recruiting process, he holds more than 15 offers from high-major programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East Conference and other leagues.

Recently, Jemison conducted an interview with the fantastic scouting service, Pro Insight, in which he discussed his recruitment, his team and individual goals, what he’s hard at work on as it relates to enhancing his skill set, and other topics.

Jemison, who hails from Bloomfield, Conn., attends the powerhouse St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn., after previously starring at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Conn.

Syracuse basketball is in frequent contact with 2025 four-star wing London Jemison, he says.

In early May, he said on X that he would move from the 2024 class to the 2025 cycle, while transferring to St. Thomas More, which is a top-flight program within the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (“NEPSAC”).

By the way, on its X page, St. Thomas More says that it is a five-time NEPSAC “AAA” champion, and the Chancellors also captured the national prep championship in 2011.

On the AAU circuit, during the spring and summer months, Jemison competed for the 17U team of the Boston-based Expressions Elite in Nike’s EYBL league. He is good friends with 2025 four-star point guard Nigel James, who was offered by the Orange in late August, took an official visit to the Hill in mid-September and was on the 16U group of the Expressions in the most recent AAU season.

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

According to the Pro Insight interview, Jemison took a visit to Providence not too long ago. He says that Big 12 Conference powerhouse Kansas recently reached out to him. Some of the other suitors he mentioned as being in regular contact with him include Syracuse basketball, Xavier, Providence and Virginia.

Another squad to perhaps monitor here is a hometown school for Jemison, UConn, which won the 2023 NCAA Tournament title. Hopefully, Jemison will consider taking an unofficial or official visit to the SU campus at some point in the future.

As far as the upcoming 2023-24 season at St. Thomas More, Jemison says he’s laser-focused on doing whatever he can to help his team win a national prep crown. “I play the game to win,” he says, adding, it’s the “only reason I play.”

In terms of his own player development, he says he wants to improve his ball-handling, his ability to create off of the dribble, his defense and his shot consistency.

Asked what he’s looking for in a future college program, Jemison mentioned things like play style, attending a school that wins, and player development, because his longer-term goal is to get to the NBA after having a strong college career.

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