Every year, Syracuse basketball hosts an “Elite Camp” where some of the best high school basketball players in the country come to the Carrier Dome to hone their skills. The event also happens to serve as chance for the SU coaching staff to see who it might be interested in. Some players in this group end up at SU from time to time, and the weekend is always big for the program. Both Matthew Moyer and Tyus Battle were at last year’s camp, and Jim Boeheim offered a few players scholarships last weekend at the 2016 camp. Let’s take a look at the guys the Orange is focusing in on.
Robby Carmody: 6-4 2018 SG
Some of the best schools in the country are fighting for Robby Carmody. He’s the second-best recruit from Pennsylvania in the 2018 class, and No. 58 in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Carmody has offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Xavier and others to go with the Orange. He’s only 6-4, but can get above the rim and has the shooting ability to be a versatile wing for Syracuse in the future.
Khalid Moore: 6-6 2016 SF
Moore’s offer sheet includes Miami, Rutgers, VCU and Maryland. The Orange may have an advantage in recruiting the Jamaica, NY native Moore, but it’s still tight. There isn’t much on him now, but Moore just recently broke out and not many schools have seen him play yet. Syracuse is in early on this guy.
Isaiah Stewart: 6-7 2019 F
As a freshman in Rochester, Isaiah Stewart put up big numbers. 42 points in one game, 41 in another to go with 15 rebounds and 10 blocks. Those kinds of numbers put him on the radar of some big schools, including Syracuse. The Orange is the biggest basketball school to offer Stewart, but there’s a few years for other teams to get their bids in.
Posted: Nathan Dickinson