Syracuse Basketball: 4-star commit Elijah Moore tough schedule this term

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Syndication: USA TODAY)
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Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore, who officially signed with the Orange over the weekend, will go toe to toe with some top-flight competition during his senior year for a powerhouse high-school program.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, a top-60 national prospect and a top-20 shooting guard in the senior cycle, is suiting up in the recently begun 2023-24 season for the Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx, N.Y., which is operating as JellyFam in the Atlanta-based professional league Overtime Elite this term.

As I noted in another recent column, Elijah Moore got off to a hot start for Our Saviour Lutheran late last week at the onset of 2023-24, as he poured in 27 points in helping his squad knock off national top-five group Prolific Prep from Napa Valley, Calif.

Not too long ago, Our Saviour Lutheran posted its 2023-24 schedule on X, and we’re taking a look at some of the highlights. It will prove a fun, and ultra-competitive, senior year for Elijah Moore and his JellyFam teammates.

Let’s delve into the senior-year schedule of Syracuse basketball 2024 commit Elijah Moore.

I recently detailed the eight teams that are part of Overtime Elite in 2023-24, with three of them based in Atlanta and the others spread around the country. These squads are:
•Blue Checks (the Combine Academy in Lincolnton, N.C.)
•City Reapers (Overtime Elite team based in Atlanta)
•Cold Hearts (Overtime Elite team based in Atlanta)
•Diamond Doves (PHHoenix Prep in Phoenix)
•JellyFam (Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx, N.Y.)
•RWE (Overtime Elite team based in Atlanta)
•Rolling Loud (the Southern California Academy in Northridge, Calif.)
•YNG Dreamerz (Moravian Prep in Hudson, N.C.)

Elijah Moore and JellyFam will face all of these other Overtime Elite groups throughout the 2023-24 campaign. Several Overtime Elite squads have recruiting ties to Syracuse basketball, beyond Moore and JellyFam.

The City Reapers roster includes 2026 combo guard Parker Robinson and 2025 five-star point guard Tyler Jackson. The 6-foot-5 Robinson, who spent his freshman season at Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md., took an unofficial visit to the Orange in late August to compete in the team’s annual Elite Camp.

The 6-foot-3 Jackson, a top-20 national prospect in the junior cycle, was offered by the ‘Cuse in late April and has said he’s interested in visiting the Orange. He was a standout as a sophomore at the Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore.

The Rolling Loud line-up includes 2025 four-star combo guard and top-100 overall player DeMarco Johnson. The 6-foot-3 Johnson, offered by Syracuse basketball in late July, is also interested in taking a visit to the ‘Cuse at some point, I’ve been told.

A star for Cold Hearts is 2026 five-star wing Adam Oumiddoch, who played as a freshman at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va., and is ranked in the top 15 of his class by ESPN. Over the summer, he told scouting service Pro Insight that the Syracuse basketball program was on his radar.

Our Saviour Lutheran has match-ups against numerous high-quality foes outside of Overtime Elite, too. Those future excellent opponents include the Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, N.J., The Patrick School in Hillside, N.J., the Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Conn., Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, N.J., and the Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio.

A recently published national top 25 from MaxPreps had Don Bosco at No. 6 across the country, and the Ironmen are led by 2024 five-star combo guard Dylan Harper, who is rated No. 2 nationally in the senior class by multiple recruiting services.

Former Orange target Damarius Owens, a 2024 four-star wing who is committed to Marquette, is a senior star at Western Reserve. Former Syracuse basketball forward Tyler Roberson attended Roselle Catholic, while ‘Cuse freshman center William Patterson spent his senior year at The Patrick School.

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