SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Many Syracuse targets were in action over the weekend on the Nike EYBL circuit in Atlanta.
Wright runs with the Albany City Rocks, who are currently 9-5 on the circuit. In the first two days of the tournament, Wright averaged 15.6 points, nearly four rebounds and just over one assist per game. The City Rocks went 1-2, with games still to be played on Monday.
Syracuse recently extended an offer to Wright, who can be an explosive scorer at times. He had a weekend-high of 24 points on Sunday against King James (OH). He's averaging 12.9 points during the EYBL season with the City Rocks making a push at a second-straight Peach Jam appearance.
Tucker runs with the NY RENS, who are currently 8-6 on the circuit. Despite their up and down play, the RENS feature two top players in the class of 2017: Tucker and Hamidou Diallo - both Syracuse targets. Jordan, a 6-foot-7 forward, scored 22 points against Elite Expression on Sunday in the RENS lone victory of the weekend (with games to still be played on Monday). Over the weekend, Tucker is averaging 13 points per game.
Tucker is a versatile wing that can do it all on the offensive end. Last week, the four-star forward referred to Syracuse as his 'dream school,' and recently visited the SU campus.
He's averaging 13.6 points per game this EYBL season, while shooting over 36 percent from 3-point range. Playing alongside Diallo has been rewarding for both players, as both require a lot of attention from defenses. He scored a season-high 29 points two weeks ago against MOKAN Elite in Virginia.
Diallo, who some believe is the most talented player in the 2017 class, had an interesting weekend in Atlanta. He leads the NY RENS with 19 points per game, and had another solid showing this weekend. He dropped 27 points against BABC (MA) - which showed his ability to do it all offensively. He hit a 3-pointer, scored from the free-throw line, got out in transition and hit multiple pull-up mid-range jumpers.
What most people will take away from this weekend is Diallo's performance against Expressions Elite. He scored 12 points, went 4-of-11 from the field but was ejected after receiving a flagrant 2, which then turned into a double technical foul. He had to watch the rest of the game, although the RENS went on to win, 79-72.
Quade Green continued his hot play this weekend in Atlanta. The PSA Cardinals guard had double-digit assists in two-of-three games, while also scored in double-figures in all the games. The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 15 points and 10.6 assists over the first three games of the weekend. PSA went 2-1 and clinched a spot in Peach Jam.
The most impressive part of Quade's game is his ball security. Despite having all of those assists, he rarely turns the ball over. The Philadelphia native had five turnovers total in those three games, giving him an assist-turnover ratio of 6.4. He's also shooting 89 percent from the free throw line during the EYBL season.
Green remains very high on the Orange, but is also beginning to receive national attention from other big-time programs, including Kansas and Duke, among others.
After a very good EYBL season, Randolph's recruitment has blown up - including offers from Syracuse, Notre Dame, Kentucky, among others. He averaged 14 points per game over the weekend in Atlanta, while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range.
Randolph, a Pennsylvania native, will be a senior at Westtown School this upcoming year. He has serious interest in Syracuse and will be an impact player wherever he chooses to go. His mid-range jumper is as good as anyone's in the 2017 class, and his ability to score off the dribble separates him from the pack. He's scored in double-figures in every game this EYBL season. For someone who is known as a streaky scorer - that's pretty impressive.
Mohamed Bamba, who is recovering from an injury, did not play this weekend in Atlanta.null