Sedee Keita, a 6-foot-11-inch power forward from Philadelphia, is No. 34 on ESPN’s list of the top 60 recruits in the Class of 2016. “He’s so long, he runs the floor like a deer, he’s smart and he has a good motor — all those things that you can’t teach, he already has,” said Matt Schmidt, whose brother, Ryan, is the team’s head coach. Keita also already has offers from Syracuse, Villanova, VCU, Memphis, Temple, Iowa and Iowa State.
News asked several local high school basketball experts to name top boys and girls hoops players in the city. Jordan Tucker So., SF, Stepinac: A perimeter forward who can shoot the 3-point shot extremely well. He’s being recruited by the likes of UConn and Syracuse, who’ve both already made offers.
Trey Dunkelberger favored Syracuse heavily ever since the Orange offered two weeks ago. His initial plan had been to wait until his Dec. 5 visit to pull the trigger, but on Monday the tight end from Pierce (Woodland Hills, Calif.) College announced his verbal commitment to SU on Twitter and discussed the decision with Syracuse.com. “I was so excited,” Dunkelberger said. “I wanted to do it already and I just know that I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else.”
Eric Dungey and Tim Lester hit it off right away when the Lakeridge (Lake Oswego, Ore.) High School senior quarterback and Syracuse offensive coordinator sat down together two weeks ago on Lester’s visit. The two discussed Dungey’s scholarship offer, playing quarterback in college and the future of the Orange’s offense. Forty-five minutes later, the conversation was over and Dungey was already looking into his official visit.