For those of you who observe Christmas, I hope you had a great one! As we close out the year, let’s move to today’s recruiting links…
2016 big man Taurean Thompson tells Scout.com’s Evan Daniels that the three schools pursuing him the hardest are Syracuse, Pitt and Seton Hall. Thompson has previously visited Syracuse, and holds an offer. He is currently planning a spring decision.
Airon Servais, a three-star prospect and Syracuse commit, set his official visit date for Jan. 22, writes Scout.com’s Mike McAllister. Servais, the first commit of the Dino Babers era at SU, said that he had developed a strong relationship with his staff. “He is a very direct guy that isn’t going to give you any BS,” Servais said.
Gill St. Bernard’s kept its record perfect at 6-0 with a 54-46 win over Tyus Battle and St. Joseph of Metuchen. Battle led Metuchen with a team-high 15 points and eight rebounds against his former team. Battle committed to Syracuse over the summer.
De La Salle (Warren, Mich.) Collegiate High School defensive end Drew Beesley is high on the Orange, writes Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey. “I guess the only thing left is to get on campus, get a feel for it and make sure it feels like home,” Beesley said. The former Bowling Green commit is also considering Toledo and Central Michigan, among others.
Elite 2018 5-star prospect Naz Reid says that Syracuse is among the schools working hardest for him, writes Scout.com’s Ben Sigel. Reid, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound big man from Roselle Catholic (NJ), already holds offers from UConn, Louisville, Maryland and Villanova, among others.
That’s all from the recruiting world for today. With SU playing Pitt tonight, I’ll leave you with this video: Tyler Ennis’ half-court heave to defeat Pitt in 2014 and keep then-No. 1 Syracuse undefeated.
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- Instant Juice: Syracuse 61, Pittsburgh 76 - November 26, 2016
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- Instant Juice: Syracuse 71, Monmouth 50 - November 18, 2016
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