One of Syracuse basketball's top targets in the 2017 class is five-star point guard Quade Green. Green was on campus over the weekend for yet another unofficial visit. He has visited several times in the past as well.
"I saw morning practice," Green said. "And really just chill out with the guys after that."
The guys meaning the Orange players. Specifically, he mentioned point guard Franklin Howard and freshman forwards Matthew Moyer and Taurean Thompson. He added, however, he did speak with all of the players at different points.
The players showed Green around campus and some spots off campus as well. Including Marshall Street. It was a time where they could all just hang out without discussing recruiting.
"They weren't recruiting me," Green said. "They were just showing me around Syracuse a little bit."
During the morning practice, Green saw some positive things from the team. He believes they are already showing cohesion and have a lot of talent on the roster.
"I saw a lot of fast paced movement for their second practice," Green said. "A lot of chemistry, really."
One player Green is going to be watching a lot this season is John Gillon, the transfer point guard. Green sees a lot of similarities in Gillon's game and his own, so he is interested to see how Gillon is used by the Orange. He has also spent a lot of time watching Gillon in the past, and has a lot of respect for his game.
"I like him," Green said. "He's really good. He gets in all the tight spaces and makes the proper passes. He's a good point guard. He's always making good decisions."
Green has a busy couple of weeks ahead of him. He visits Kentucky for Big Blue Madness on October 14th followed up by Orange Madness on the 21st. After that, it is time to start scheduling official visits.
Arizona and Villanova will get officials, Green says. He also believes Syracuse and Kentucky will as well. Nothing has been scheduled as of yet, however. There is also no current timetable for his decision.
"Really just where I'm the most comfortable at," Green said. "That's what it'll come down to I think."
Syracuse remains one of Green's top options and continue to prioritize him in the 2017 class.