Syracuse Basketball: Fast-rising 2026 guard from New York is one to watch

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Jasiah Jervis is a fast-rising guard in the 2026 class who hails from the Empire State, and he’s a prospect who I hope Syracuse basketball coaches will consider pursuing.

The 6-foot-5 Jervis is a sophomore at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., and this past summer, he ran on the AAU circuit with the Bronx, N.Y.-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league.

There are a couple of Orange connections to note here. Newly signed Syracuse basketball 2024 commit Elijah Moore, a four-star shooting guard, was a star this past spring and summer for the 17U team of the Wiz Kids.

Former ‘Cuse forward Alan Griffin was a standout at Archbishop Stepinac. Boogie Fland, a 2024 five-star combo guard who is committed to Kentucky, is a former Syracuse basketball recruiting target and an All-American candidate as a senior at Archbishop Stepinac in the 2023-24 campaign.

Syracuse basketball should take a look at 2026 guard Jasiah Jervis from New York.

Jervis, who is from the Bronx, has already landed a handful of scholarship offers, despite the fact that college coaches can’t initiate direct communication with 2026 prospects until June 15 of next year.

In a recent interview with national analyst Rob Cassidy, Jervis said that his offer sheet includes Iona, Fordham, St. John’s, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure and Manhattan.

"Jervis told Cassidy that he’s focused these days on continuing to improve on the defensive side of the floor. “I play both guard spots. I can play point or shooting guard. I feel like I’m a two-way player. I can play on ball or off the ball. I think my shooting has gotten a lot better since I was a freshman. My ball-handling, too. That is getting a lot better. I get a lot of rebounds, too, so I really think I’m a two-way player,” Jervis said."

Not too long ago, Zach Smart, who extensively covers high-school basketball and recruiting throughout the state of New York for, published an intriguing evaluation of Jervis.

By the way, Archbishop Stepinac in 2022-23, when Jervis was a freshman, proved one of the top teams in the Empire State, winning the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association “AA” championship and finishing as the runner-up in the 2023 Tournament of Champions’ Class AA division.

You can see Jervis’ statistics as a freshman for Archbishop Stepinac via the MaxPreps Web site. MaxPreps, earlier this month, deemed Archbishop Stepinac as a preseason national top-15 squad for the 2023-24 term.

Cassidy, in his piece, said that Jervis will enter the national rankings for the 2026 class when expands these ratings in the future.

Given that Syracuse basketball coaches concentrate a lot of their recruiting efforts on New York and the Washington, D.C., market, it will be interesting to see if Jervis ends up on the radar of the Orange coaching staff.

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