The scale is 1-star to 5-stars, with 5-stars being most likely the prospect will commit to Syracuse.
As of today, Syracuse has offered seven targets for the 2017 recruiting cycle: Mohammed Bamba, Trevon Duval, Quade Green, Kevin Huerter, Michael Porter, Nick Richards and Jordan Tucker. Syracuse has done a great job of getting involved early with each target. CuseNation.com has the inside scoop on each target.
Trevon Duval - 4 stars: Duval’s stock has skyrocketed after an impressive AAU circuit. Trey averaged 18.2 PPG and 4.5 APG in the Under Armour Circuit this summer. He could easily become the top point guard in the class when it’s all said and done. Back in May, Duval told reporters a few schools were “competing with Syracuse’ in his recruitment. Although it’s early, I like SU’s chances.
Quade Green – 2 stars: Green has taken unofficial visits to St. John’s and Maryland this summer. He told CuseNation.com back in June that he expects to visit Syracuse in August, however the date isn’t set yet. Although Quade’s stock continues to rise, he isn’t a priority in the 2017 class right now. If the Orange miss out on Duval, Green then becomes that much more important.
Kevin Huerter – 3 stars: Huerter is an interesting prospect for the Orange. He’s a 2016 prospect. The 4-star guard will graduate high school next June, but SU’s offer begins in 2017. Jim Boeheim is asking the 6-foot-5 guard to delay enrollment and attend prep school for a year. Although that may seem strange to some people, Huerter has been considering the prep school route for a while. He plans to unofficially visit Syracuse this summer and announce his future plans by September. Those plans could include a verbal commitment to a top tier D-1 school, or could be where he’ll attend prep school. As of last week, Huerter said Syracuse is among the schools recruiting him the hardest.
Michael Porter – 1 star: I give Syracuse little-to-no chance to land the 5-star forward. The No. 3 player in the class recently told Scout that SU will make his top 10 schools, in large-part due to Matthew Moyer’s recruitment. Without Moyer, Syracuse wouldn’t have made his initial list of 17 schools. Porter and 2017 4-star guard Trae Young are on the record for wanting to become a “package deal.” Syracuse is yet to reach out to Young. A month back, Porter said Syracuse was once his dream school, until he heard about the NCAA sanctions. That was the first time the NCAA violations/sanctions directly impacted a top recruit. Don’t expect Porter to be playing his home games in the Carrier Dome.
Nick Richards – 4 stars: Syracuse has made Richards a priority for the 2017 class. How do we know? He told CuseNation.com a few weeks ago that Coach Autry remains in daily contact and has made him a priority. Richards what SU likes about his game, “They like my game as a big that runs the floor, blocks and alters shots and rebounds.” In 2017, 7-foot-2 transfer center Paschal Chukwu and Richards would be the only two true centers on the Syracuse roster. With that being said, Nick is a very important piece to SU’s future.
Jordan Tucker – 4 stars: Syracuse and Tucker have had high mutual interest for about a year. The Orange offered Tucker last September, which is when his recruitment began to gain national attention. He believes he can play both guard and forward at the next level. The 6-foot-7 prospect likes getting out and scoring in transition, which would fit in perfectly at Syracuse. He plans to visit SU this summer and could attend the Syracuse basketball elite camp in August.