Syracuse Basketball: Deep dive into 4-star commits Eddie Lampkin Jr. and Jyáre Davis

Taking a deep dive into Syracuse basketball 4-star transfer commits Eddie Lampkin Jr. of Colorado & Jyáre Davis of Delaware.
Taking a deep dive into Syracuse basketball 4-star transfer commits Eddie Lampkin Jr. of Colorado & Jyáre Davis of Delaware. / Albert Cesare/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

So far this off-season, Syracuse basketball has scored commitments from two four-star transfer prospects, and it's possible additional pledges could come at some point.

Delaware senior forward Jyáre Davis and Colorado senior center Eddie Lampkin Jr. both committed to the Orange earlier this month. They each have one season of collegiate eligibility left, and they provide the 'Cuse with critical front-court depth ahead of the 2024-25 campaign.

In recent days, SU Athletics put out press releases on announcing that the 6-foot-11, 265-pound Lampkin and the 6-foot-7, 215-pound Davis have officially transferred to Syracuse basketball. Lampkin and Davis each visited the Hill before pledging to the 'Cuse.

The announcements provide some interesting tidbits on both of these Orange transfer commits, and I'm sharing a few highlights here.

A deeper dive on Syracuse basketball four-star transfer commits Jyáre Davis and Eddie Lampkin Jr.

As a senior for Pac-12 Conference squad Colorado in the 2023-24 stanza, Lampkin averaged 27.8 minutes, 10.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per encounter, while connecting on 57.9 percent from the field and 66.1 percent from the free-throw line, according to ESPN.

Lampkin helped guide the Buffaloes to a 26-11 overall record in 2023-24, and Colorado won two games in this spring's Big Dance.

The Houston native played his first three years of college basketball at Big 12 Conference member TCU. While with the Horned Frogs, he started 32 games as a sophomore and 19 contests as a junior. TCU made the NCAA Tournament in both of those terms.

In the 2020 class, Lampkin was rated four stars by ESPN. He was a standout at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, Texas. As a senior there, in 2019-20, he helped lead Morton Ranch to a 27-9 overall mark while averaging 11.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. Per SU Athletics, Lampkin was selected as the most valuable player of the 2019 Steph Curry Under Armour Game.

Davis, who hails from Newark, Del., averaged 17.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per affair as a senior for Coastal Athletic Association ("CAA") member Delaware, according to ESPN.

In 2023-24, the All-CAA second-team performer hit on 46.6 percent from the field, 81.4 percent from the free-throw line, and 25.6 percent from 3-point land.

A three-star prospect in the 2020 class out of the Sanford School in Hockessin, Del., Davis first attended Big East Conference squad Providence, taking a redshirt for the 2020-21 stanza before transferring to Delaware.

In 2021-22, he averaged 9.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest, getting named the CAA rookie of the year and making the league's All-Rookie team. Davis was also the most outstanding player of the CAA Tournament, as the Blue Hens earned a berth in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

The following term, in 2022-23, Davis notched averages of 15.3 points and 5.6 boards per meeting, earning a spot on the All-CAA third team.

According to SU Athletics, Davis participated in a USA Basketball U16 national team training camp in 2017 and also competed at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Davis had a prolific career at Sanford. In fact, he played on the varsity team for five seasons and was the first Delaware player to be named to the All-State first team on four occasions.

He scored more than 1,700 points in high school, helping Sanford to win two state titles. As a freshman at Sanford, per, he averaged 20.5 points per game, which is pretty remarkable.

In Delaware, Davis was the Gatorade player of the year in 2019 and the MaxPreps player of the year in 2020.

I'm excited to see Jyáre and Eddie suit up for Syracuse basketball in 2024-25.

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