Instant Juice: 2019 wing Quincy Guerrier commits to Syracuse

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A quick take on Syracuse basketball’s latest commitment in the 2019 class:

WHAT HAPPENED: Quincy Guerrier, a 6’7″ wing from Canada committed to Syracuse on Wednesday night. The 2019 prospect made the announcement during halftime of  the New York Knicks v. Indiana Pacers game. He currently plays at Thetford Academy in Quebec City, and is set to graduate high school in December. He will enroll at Syracuse for the spring semester and likely redshirt. While he is not listed in many recruiting services because he isn’t an American player, 247 Sports has him rated as a four-star prospect.

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ANALYSIS: Guerrier fills an obvious need at wing in the 2019 season. The Orange is going to lose senior Frank Howard, and likely Tyus Battle and fellow Canadian Oshae Brissett to the NBA. That creates room for the rangy and athletic Guerrier, who can slash inside to score and also step outside to the 3-point line. “[The Syracuse coaching staff thinks] I’m a one-and-done if I’m working hard,” he told Adam Zagoria from ZagsBlog.com. “They said that one or two years, two years max.”

HERO: Kudos to Guerrier’s lead recruiter at Syracuse, Adrian Autry, for landing what many analysts believe would be a top 50 recruit in his class. He joins combo guard Joe Girard, shooting guard Brycen Goodine and center John Bol Ajok in the 2019 class.

ZERO: Guerrier picked the Orange over his other two finalists, Illinois and Oregon.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Orange remain active for other recruits in 2019, including Qudus Wahab, Akok Akok and Isaiah Stewart. Still, even if SU’s class were to be finished tonight, it would remain a solid class overall.

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