Syracuse basketball commit Elijah Moore erupts again, making 5-star case

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports)
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Four-star shooting guard Elijah Moore from New York City, who officially signed with Syracuse basketball this past Saturday, is off to some kind of start in his senior year.

The 6-foot-4 Moore, one of two excellent high-school prospects in the Orange’s 2024 cycle, erupted for 30 points in his New York high-school program’s most recent win, according to statistics provided by the X account of The HS Circuit.

Through his first two games in the 2023-24 campaign for the Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx, N.Y., the vastly underrated Elijah Moore has tallied a combined 57 points, and it hasn’t been against cupcake opponents.

In 2023-24, Our Saviour Lutheran is competing in the Atlanta-based professional league Overtime Elite, although the Falcons’ first two contests, both wins, have come against foes outside of Overtime Elite.

Syracuse basketball 2024 four-star commit Elijah Moore is on fire to begin his senior year.

Moore, who verbally pledged to the Orange in late January over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State, is a top-60 national prospect, a top-20 shooting guard and a top-five player in New York state within the 2024 cycle, per multiple recruiting services.

However, some recruiting Web sites, on a national scale, don’t have Elijah Moore within their top 100 or even their top 125 in this class. I simply don’t get that, however, he will have plenty of chances in 2023-24 competing against top-flight competition to show analysts and scouts that he should reside inside the top 50 and could make a run at five-star status in 2024.

On Sunday night in the Bronx, at the 4th-annual X-Men Invitational, Moore produced 30 points, five assists and four rebounds as Our Saviour Lutheran defeated the Springfield Commonwealth Academy from Springfield, Mass., by a final count of 110-93, according to The HS Circuit.

Last Thursday evening in Queens, N.Y., at the Champions Tip-off Classic, Elijah Moore generated 27 points in helping lead Our Saviour Lutheran to a 100-79 win over national No. 3 Prolific Prep in Napa Valley, Calif.

The experts at The Circuit, in a preseason top 30 published not too long ago, placed Our Saviour Lutheran at No. 16 nationwide, although the Falcons are in line to move up if they continue to replicate their early season success. In Overtime Elite, Our Saviour Lutheran will operate under the name JellyFam.

Over the weekend, Elijah Moore signed his national letter of intent (“NLI”) to play for Syracuse basketball next season. He told college basketball insider Adam Zagoria, “It feels great to know that hard work really does pay off. … For Syracuse, I just want to say I’m excited to play for the fans and help take Syracuse basketball to another level.”

The other member of the Orange’s 2024 cycle is four-star power forward Donnie Freeman from Washington, D.C., who also recently inked his NLI with the ‘Cuse. The 6-foot-9 Freeman, recently rated the No. 20 overall player in the senior class per On3, is suiting up as a senior at the powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

In securing commitments from Elijah Moore and Donnie Freeman, Syracuse basketball will be bringing in one of the top shooting guards and one of the top power forwards around the country in the 2024 cycle.

As such, 247Sports national recruiting analyst/scout Brandon Jenkins recently described the ‘Cuse senior class as “sneaky good.”

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