Syracuse Basketball: 4-star Elijah Moore on visit during epic SU comeback

Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
Syracuse basketball, Elijah Moore (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) /

Newly signed Syracuse basketball commit Elijah Moore from New York City was on hand to watch the Orange mount a sensational comeback on Tuesday evening at the JMA Wireless Dome, according to a media report.

Mike Waters of said in a post on his X page that the 6-foot-4 Moore, a four-star shooting guard in the 2024 class, was on an official visit to the ‘Cuse on Tuesday night when Syracuse basketball clawed back from a 24-point, second-half deficit to knock off top Patriot League team Colgate on the Hill, 79-75.

That’s awesome, and what a game for Elijah Moore to check out. The top-60 national prospect signed his national letter of intent (“NLI”) to play for Syracuse basketball last Saturday, after verbally committing to the Orange in late January over other finalists Alabama, Arkansas, Miami and Oklahoma State.

The ‘Cuse coaching staff offered a scholarship to Moore in April of 2022. In late August of that year, he competed in the Orange’s annual Elite Camp. In October of last year, Elijah Moore went on his first official visit to the ‘Cuse.

Four-star shooting guard Elijah Moore is part of an excellent 2024 class for Syracuse basketball.

Moore, who is one of the best long-range threats in his cycle but continues to expand his all-around game, earning praise from national analysts and scouts in that regard, is one of two commits in the Orange’s senior class.

The other is four-star power forward Donnie Freeman from Washington, D.C. The 6-foot-9 Freeman, who also recently signed his NLI to play for Syracuse basketball, is a senior at the powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

A top-30 overall player in the 2024 class, Freeman verbally committed to the ‘Cuse in May over other finalists Alabama, Iowa, Texas and Georgia Tech. He has also taken two official visits to Syracuse basketball – one in early April and the second toward the end of September.

Moore has gotten off to a hot start in the 2023-24 campaign, as he is spending his senior year at the Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx, N.Y., which is a part of the Atlanta-based professional league Overtime Elite, where Our Saviour Lutheran is operating under the name JellyFam and will go toe to toe with some of the best prospects around the country.

A top-20 shooting guard in the senior cycle who I adamantly believe is vastly underrated in his class, Moore earned various honors during the most recent AAU season, when he averaged nearly 20 points per game and connected on roughly 46 percent from 3-point land for the 17U team of the Bronx-based Wiz Kids in the Adidas 3SSB league.

When he officially signed with the Orange last weekend, Elijah Moore said in part to college basketball insider Adam Zagoria, “For Syracuse, I just want to say I’m excited to play for the fans and help take Syracuse basketball to another level.”

It’s way too early to know what the ‘Cuse roster will look like when Moore is a freshman, and the current Orange line-up does include numerous sophomore guards. That being said, Syracuse basketball fans, myself included, are excited to see Elijah Moore don a ‘Cuse uniform beginning with the 2024-25 term.

He’s a terrific young man, both on and off the court. I have every confidence that Moore will shine in his career on the Hill.

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