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SU Hoops: A View from the Top

Syracuse Basketball is doing remarkably well in the recruiting department according to one scouting service.  The updated Scout Top 100 rankings have been released and the Orange has its fingerprints all over it.

Syracuse is sitting pretty, with Rakeem Christmas at #10 and the Trevor Cooney/Michael Carter Williams combo who both are ranked in the Top-60.

Also worth mentioning is the enigmatic Shaq Thomas is still listed as an Orange recruit. We’ll see if that ever comes to fruition or just another Andray Blatche-type scenario. (Blatche floated around prep schools because of clearance issues until he became draft eligible.)

One thing we know for sure is that Kentucky is still ridiculously good at this.

We all know John Calipari has emerged as the preeminent powerbroker in 21st century recruiting thus far. When these rankings came out, it only reassured us of all that.

It’s sickening. Cal has three of the Top-6 recruits in the country, all listed at different positions. Meaning not only is he stockpiling top-tier talent, but he’s also picking and choosing the best at every position.

Is it fair to compare the ‘Cuse’s efforts to that of the Wildcats? No. SU doesn’t double as an auto loan shark/ auction bidder. Nor does it have the services of Worldwide Wes, who may have to jump off the Kentucky bandwagon, according to Fizz Friend Pete Thamel.

The ‘Cuse is on a roll. Don’t let the Wildcats’ absurd dominance make you believe anything else.

Posted: Ted Conroy.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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