Syracuse basketball may not have a commitment in the 2017 class quite yet, but that does not mean they are not recruiting at an elite level. The Orange will have two of their top targets in that cycle on campus over the weekend.
Hamidou Diallo is a five-star shooting guard who has visited Syracuse several times already. He arrived Friday, checked out practice, and will check out practice again Saturday morning. Diallo is an elite player, top 10 in his class, and is at a position of need for SU in this class. Kentucky, Arizona and Connecticut may be Syracuse's biggest competition here.
Recently, Diallo said he may go the NBA route and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, rather than spending a year in college. That is still up in the air, however. His visit to Syracuse signals that the college option is still a very strong possibility for the 6-foot-5 guard.
Diallo is an elite level athlete who can do everything offensively. His length and athleticism also gives him a lot of upside as a defender, especially in Syracuse's zone.
Diallo's visit was first reported by Pat Lawless of MADE Hoops.
One of the hottest prospects over the summer has been five-star point guard Quade Green. Green picked up offers from Duke, Kentucky and others. One school, however, remained one of his top options. That would be Syracuse.
Syracuse started recruiting Green well before he blew up during the AAU season, and continued even after he become a hot prospect. Green visited Syracuse for their elite camp, and has been on the campus several times in the past. The Orange are in a good spot in his recruitment as of now.
He will also return on October 21st for Orange Madness.
His visit was first reported by Mike Waters of The Post-Standard.