Recruiting update heading into important weekend

An update on SU's hoops' recruiting heading into an important weekend.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Orange are preparing for a big weekend both on and off the court. 

On Monday evening, Syracuse assistant Gerry McNamara watched 2017 prospects Quade Green and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree in the Catholic City Championship in Philadelphia. A day prior, McNamara watched 6-foot-11 big man Cheickna Dembele score 20 points. 

McNamara 'loved' Dembele's game, according to SPI head coach Jareem Dowling. Jim Boeheim was supposed to follow up with a Tuesday visit but was forced to cancel. NCAA rules state a program cannot visit with a prospect twice in one week, unless it's for a tournament. Boeheim is planning to reschedule "as soon as possible," according to coach Dowling. 

"They are really interested and excited about him," he said.

On Tuesday, Mike Hopkins visited 2017 four-star forward Andre Rafus and 2018 five-star Naz Reid of Roselle Catholic (NJ). Adrian Autry visited 2017 five-star center Nick Richards, according to a source. 

Hopkins also watched class of 2016 signee Tyus Battle practice, according to his father, Gary. Battle will visit this weekend, as well, which headlines the biggest recruiting weekend of the season for the Orange. 

Late Tuesday night, Quade Green told he's planning on visiting this weekend for the NC State game.

Class of 2016 signee Matthew Moyer will also visit on Saturday, along with 2017 five-star shooting guard Hamidou Diallo. 

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