Syracuse is showing interest in 2017 four-star forward

Syracuse is showing interest in a local class of 2017 forward.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse has reached out to class of 2017 Albany Academy (Albany, NY) small forward Hameir Wright, he told

Wright, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound prospect, is ranked as the No. 20 small forward in the country, according to's rankings. He runs with the Albany City Rocks in the Nike EYBL circuit, where Jim Boeheim and Gerry McNamara saw a lot of him over the past weekend.

The City Rocks went 3-0 over the weekend, and Wright was a major contributor for their success. Hameir averaged 13.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He had a weekend-high 15 points on Saturday vs. California Supreme. His best all-around game came on Sunday, an 11-point, 9-rebound performance against Southern Stampede. 

"Coach Hop talked to me about Syracuse, AAU and some other stuff," he told

There was no talk of an offer quite yet, but that could come shortly.

“I’m going to take my time with this one since it’s such a big decision,” Wright told Scout earlier this year. “I’d like to take all my officials, discuss everything with my family and then go from there.”

Jim Boeheim's son, Jimmy Boeheim, will also play for the City Rocks this summer. It's safe to say the Hall of Fame coach will see a lot of Wright. 

He holds offers from Villanova, Cincinnati, Dayton, Georgetown, SMU and West Virginia, among others. He also has interest from Maryland, and John Calipari watched him over the weekend. 

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