Syracuse eyeing package deal

After offering 2017 forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree earlier this week, it appears Syracuse will be eyeing a package deal. Details inside:

Earlier this week, Syracuse offered 2017 3-star power forward Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree a scholarship. Cosby-Roundtree is teammates with 2017 point guard target Quade Green at Neumann-Goretti in Philadelphia (PA). 

Neumann-Goretti has produced many D-1 prospects, including Rick Jackson and Scoop Jardine. Both Jackson and Jardine had very successful careers at Syracuse.

As for the 2017 class, it seems as if the Orange are looking for a package deal. It's no secret that there is a need for a true point guard and at least two bigs. Along with Cosby-Roundtree, Syracuse has offers out to Trevon DuvalQuade GreenJordan TuckerMichael PorterMohamed Bamba and Nick Richards.

Quade Green has become a priority for the Orange at the point guard position. If offering Cosby-Roundtree helps in aquiring a commitment, by all means necessary, the staff will do it - and has. That's not to say the 6-foot-8 power forward is a slouch, because he isn't. Despite being a 3-star recruit, his stock is rising by the day. The USC Trojans offered him a few days ago, and the Villanova Wildcats extended an offer roughly a month ago. 

In 2017, Kaleb Joseph will be a senior, Malachi Richardson and Franklin Howard will be juniors, and Tyus Battle will be a sophomore. Out of those four guards, the only true PG will be in his final year with the Orange. As we all know far too well, there's no guarentee Richardson and Battle will still be on the roster. Tyus could bolt for the NBA after one season, and Richardson is likely a 2-3 year college player. His time in an Orange uniform may be up by the time 2017 rolls around. That being said, Green could become that much more important for the Orange in 2017.

Syracuse has been on 5-star guard Trevon Duval for a while, however CuseNation.com has learned from a source close to Duval that Syracuse is "a longshot." That, among other reasons, have pushed the Orange to focus on Green. 

Last week, Green told CuseNation.com he will visit Syracuse on September 23rd. On Monday, SU visited Green and Cosby-Roundtree, which is when the Orange formally offered Dhamir.

Brian Snow of Scout.com says Cosby-Roundtree has good hands, finishes everything he can with dunks and really rebounds the basketball. 

Green confirmed via text message that he and Dhamir are very close friends.

A package deal could be in the works.


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