It has been an incredibly busy summer for Syracuse. From hiring a new athletic director, to seeing changes to the football program under a new, energized coach, there has been plenty to talk about. However, one thing that hasn’t occurred is Jim Boeheim landing a commit for 2017.
Boeheim is getting ready to head to Rio as an assistant coach for Team USA at the Olympics but there is still progress being made on the recruiting front. Two crucial recruits have narrowed down their lists of potential schools and Syracuse was included on both.
Five-star Point Guard Quade Green cut his list down to lucky thirteen. Yes, thirteen. Four-star shooing guard Brandon Randolph narrowed his list down to twelve. Yes, twelve.
Green’s list includes the powerhouses of Villanova, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky and Randolph’s list includes Notre Dame, UNC, Indiana and Lousiville. While both of these targets are far from their decisions, they remain crucial targets for the Orange.
While the Orange may have a big hole to fill in the front court next season, both of these targets could improve the team tremendously. Green, who hails from Philadelphia is the fourth ranked point guard in the nation for the class of 2017. He and Nick Richards are the best players available that Syracuse has a realistic chance of landing. Syracuse also has an offer out to the number one point guard in the class but Trevon Duval is currently mulling over 22 offers and has visited several schools, but not Syracuse.
Similarly, Syracuse could us Randolph’s help in back court. Randolph is a native of Yonkers, New York and is the seventh best shooting guard in the class of 2017, according to 247.
While Syracuse certainly needs to rebuild the front court after this season, there a pair of crucial guards who could prove to be fantastic assets for the Orange.