The culmination of a jam packed summer of recruiting resulted in yet another 2022 commit. Three-star Quadir Copeland chose Syracuse over Oklahoma State, Oregon, La Salle, DePaul, Miami, Maryland and Penn State.
Copeland joins four-stars Kamari Lands and Justin Taylor in an already star-studded 2022 class for Jim Boeheim and company. SU’s three commits triples the amount it was able to land in 2021 (Benny Williams), with over a year left to recruit.
Syracuse offered the 6-foot-6 combo guard, and made him one of its top priorities, in November of 2020. He subsequently visited Central New York the following summer, on June 22, describing the official as an “amazing trip”.
All of this took place as Copeland transferred from Life Center Academy in New Jersey to IMG Academy in Florida, where incoming SU freshman Williams attended. A fact that might seem irrelevant, but is actually valuable, as the amount of high-level competition will undoubtedly rise.
Either way, the Orange are gaining an important piece to lead the offense in 2022. A player that can utilize his height to take the ball up the court and incorporate his teammates off the dribble.