2023 cruits


jekelish

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Since you guys have been talking about TJ Power, he got an offer from Notre Dame. I have never seen him play, but the way you guys are describing him, that offer seems to make a lot of sense. Sounds just like a Mike Brey type of player.
 

ThePearl

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Since you guys have been talking about TJ Power, he got an offer from Notre Dame. I have never seen him play, but the way you guys are describing him, that offer seems to make a lot of sense. Sounds just like a Mike Brey type of player.
I just saw him for the first time this weekend when I was watching Ducharme and he stood out for how physical and aggressive he is and as an all-around player, inside and out. He looks like a very good college player, ND might be a good fit for him. MassaCusetts knows him much better.
 

Neil Adler

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I just saw an article on the On3 site where 2023's Elijah Fisher said he's not hearing from a lot of schools these days. I know there's talk of a possible reclassify to 2022. SU offered him early on, and the Orange certainly has gotten some guys in recent years from Canada. Mike, do you know if the 'Cuse is actively recruiting him these days? He had a crazy dunk this past weekend on the AAU circuit.
 

ThePearl

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I just saw an article on the On3 site where 2023's Elijah Fisher said he's not hearing from a lot of schools these days. I know there's talk of a possible reclassify to 2022. SU offered him early on, and the Orange certainly has gotten some guys in recent years from Canada. Mike, do you know if the 'Cuse is actively recruiting him these days? He had a crazy dunk this past weekend on the AAU circuit.
Here's that dunk.
 

MassaCusetts

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I just saw him for the first time this weekend when I was watching Ducharme and he stood out for how physical and aggressive he is and as an all-around player, inside and out. He looks like a very good college player, ND might be a good fit for him. MassaCusetts knows him much better.
I’m a big fan of his. My comments about fit for SU shouldn’t be taken for anything but. I think fit is going to be everything for him because of athleticism, skill set now, what he might look like in 2-3-4 years, etc. Honestly in a lot of ways he reminds me of old Howland/Dixon Pitt players that would just rip us apart. For SU, I just don’t like the fit as much for him or the program. Which is all at once frustrating and just how it goes with some kids/teams. In this case, more my frustrations with Boeheim/SU. Mike Brey is far more willing to adapt to what he has. Everything runs from the same basic principles….just with wrinkles. That’s why one year a Harrangody is such a stud, another year it’s Wesley…they evolve. I don’t think SU ever does.
I think part of why he’s so effective in AAU is that so many teams are so undisciplined defensively, and a lot of his 1-1 highlights are off smaller guys. BUT, bigger guys struggle with him too. But not when your offense is throw it to a wing 26’ out, and generally stand around and play one on one and hope to make shots. Against college kids. In the highlights/games you’ll see in AAU…other than Ducharme BABC doesn’t have a shooter I would worry about doubling off. Yet, they almost never double hard….when they do, I think you start to see some of the present limitations. “Limitations” I would HAPPILY live with btw.
 
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ThePearl

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Well, he's told Mike and at least one other recruiting analyst that he's planning to OV the Hill. He said a ton of positive stuff about SU to Mike. Just my own personal sense, I have no inside info!
Sounds good to me. Estrella seems like he's moved away from SU. He posted a video today that shows five teams recruiting him and we weren't one of them or mentioned in the post. Love Cooper and Gaspare but I'm not sure we have a strong chance with them, hopefully we still have a chance.
 

Neil Adler

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He did tell Mike a few weeks ago that SU was ramping up its recruitment of him, but I believe he's got OVs set up to Marquette and Tenn., per 247S. Duke offering would be rough, and I think 'Nova, UNC and Kansas are showing interest. I think if SU doesn't get an OV, that's a tell-tale sign, but Mike would know best!
 

ThePearl

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New rankings just released. I’m very happy to see none of our guys have blown up so much that our chances of getting a commitment have become a lot tougher.
 

ThePearl

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Cooper, Griffiths, and Ducharme are listed here. I lIke Griffiths as a wing shooter/scorer a lot more than Ducharme, but I haven’t seen anything lately to indicate we have a good chance with him. We are involved with the right kind of players, hope we can get a few of them.
 

rochcuse44

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Looks like most of our offerees are in the top 150, with a couple exceptions, and the majority of them are in the top 75. Looks to me like Estrella made the biggest jump from #166 to #67 and a couple had some fairly big drops, like Ducharme from #92 to #120 and Kante from 115 to #143. If I search Syracuse 2023 offers on 247, it looks like it has not been updated to reflect all our offers, like Gapare, Cooper, & Jackson (or to reflect the latest ranking). Those three were ranked in the #47 (Gapare) to #67 (Jackson) range.
 

MassaCusetts

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New rankings just released. I’m very happy to see none of our guys have blown up so much that our chances of getting a commitment have become a lot tougher.
Or does that tell you we aren’t working at a high enough level in enough cases?
 
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