Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is one of the biggest targets in the Class of ’22. There’s still a chance he reclassifies to ’21 as well. The 5-star power forward is a consensus top 15 player in the nation, and Syracuse has made a strong push for him.
Rivals.com’s Jamie Shaw recently caught up with BHH and asked him about all the coaching staffs that he’s seriously considering. Syracuse has major competition, but sounds like Jim Boeheim and Gerry McNamara are keeping the full court press on.
“They recently just offered. They came in and it gives me a different style of play to look at. They run the 2-3 defense. Since they offered me, coach (Jim) Boeheim and GMac (assistant coach Gerry McNamara) have not stopped talking with me.” – Brandon Huntley-Hatfield
In December, Huntley-Hatfield cut his list of schools to six. There’s been some momentum with Tennessee, and Miami has also jumped into the race. But it looks like the Hurricanes are not a serious contender at the moment. BHH says he will make his decision on whether to declassify at the end of the summer.
“I am really like a versatile, point forward. There are not really too many guys who are my height and my weight who are as agile as me, so that is a huge advantage. I feel like my playmaking is a really big part of my game, like my passing, my vision, my IQ.” – Brandon Huntley-Hatfield
Huntley-Hatfield compares his game to Julius Randle, and says he likes to have the ball in his hands to run the offense. The Orange are looking at some of the nation’s best players in the Class of ’22, with Zion Cruz’s fascinating recruitment also generating headlines. Could the hiring of Mike Woodson at Indiana affect Cruz’s decision? SU has to continue to keep the lines of communication going with their elite targets, especially in this era of player movement, and sounds like that’s exactly what they’re doing with Huntley-Hatfield.