Syracuse Orange basketball had a plethora of talented prospects on campus for their elite camp on August 28th. Here is a full recap of the event.
Syracuse hosted four five-star prospects for their elite camp. Two from the 2017 class in Quade Green and Mohamed Bamba, and two from the 2018 class in Jalen Smith and Nazreon Reid. Neither Green nor Bamba participated, but they observed and took an unofficial visit.
The trip went well for both according to our sources. Green seems to be further along in the process than Bamba, and the Orange remain in the mix for both.
Smith and Reid did participate and solidified their spots as top targets for Syracuse in 2018.
Syracuse offered a few prospects during the camp.
Robby Carmody is a four-star shooting guard and a top 100 prospect in the 2018 class. He picked up an offer during the camp, and was excited about it.
"I'm definitely really excited about it," Carmody said. "The camp definitely heightened my interest."
Carmody said he loved how enthusiastic the coaching staff was. They helped him see the floor better than he had previously. The staff told him he is high on their list. Carmody hopes to be back this season for a game.
Khalid Moore was arguably the best player at the camp overall. The athletic wing impressed the Syracuse coaches so much, they extended an offer.
"Gerry McNamara said he'd love to have him in their program," Moore said. "I was very excited and honored to receive an offer from such a great school.
"It was a great camp. I learned a lot about how to get open and staying low when dribble. I loved the coaches. They're all great guys."
Isaiah Stewart may end up being Syracuse's top target in the entire 2019 class. He is the first player that cycle to pick up an offer from the Orange.
"I was glad I got an offer from Syracuse," Stewart said. "Definitely a dream school for me."
Stewart indicated that despite dream school status, he plans on remaining open in his recruitment and being patient. He enjoyed his time working the coaches, and plans to be back to check out a game this season.
"I think the camp was great," Stewart said. "I never been to a camp that everyone on the team knows how to share the ball and (were) very talented also. I loved working with the coaches. They were very patient and understanding.
"I like how they coached. I learned a lot today about leverage and staying low overall. I learned a lot from the stations and overall coaches."
Prospects to Watch
Nate Roberts is someone the Syracuse coaches really like. He looks like a Syracuse forward as a long, athletic prospect.
"I think the best part was the drill stations," Roberts said. "It was a great experience working with the staff, taking away key points to add to my game was great for me.
"Always stay low with everything you do. Keeping your shoulders square to the basket at all times when on offense, continue to run the floor because no one can stop me when I'm running the floor.
Roberts says his interest in Syracuse is high, despite no offer just yet.
"I really like Syracuse," he said. "Everything from the campus to hearing about the academics to how they play guys like me. I like that. As far as where they stand right now, I think it's a little early to tell because right now you just want to take in all the information that schools are giving you.
"Take the process slow and that's pretty much how I'm dealing with things right now."
Roberts plans to visit Syracuse for one or two games this season.
Khalif Battle is the brother of Syracuse freshman Tyus Battle. According to a source, Khalif performed well during the camp and the Syracuse coaches seemed impressed. It is still very early in his recruiting process, but he is a 6-foot-4 guard with great bloodlines and a lot of upside.
Keep an eye on him going forward.null