Recruiting Roundup: Syracuse offers 2018 big man Simi Shittu, 2017 guard Ethan Thompson

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Congratulations to Syracuse alum Mike Tirico, who is leaving ESPN for NBC. On to a very busy day in the world of Syracuse recruiting…

247 Sports’ Andrew Slater reports that Syracuse has offered 2018 big man Simi Shittu. Shittu plays for Montverde and CIA Bounce, the former AAU team of former SU star Tyler Ennis.

The Orange also extended an offer to 2017 four-star shooting guard Ethan Thompson, reports the Bishop Montgomery (CA) prospect also holds offers from California and Oregon State, and is the son of former SU star Stevie.

Syracuse is showing interest in Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon, writes’s Mike Waters. Gillon averaged 13.2 points and 3.8 assists last season for the Rams.

Duke is interested in Mohamed Bamba and Quade Green, writes’s very own, Adam Zagoria. Terrance “Munch” Williams said that Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski is “interested in all of them.” Both have offers from the Orange.

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Waters also reports that Syracuse basketball may host Jordan Tucker, Hamidou Diallo, and Quade Green this weekend. All three are top 50 recruits in the 2017 class.

Lamont Wade, a defensive back from Clairton (PA), picked up an offer from Syracuse, reports’s Mike McAllister. He’s rated five stars by Scout, and holds over 30 offers, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Penn State.

Johnathan Lovett picked up his seventh college offer from Syracuse on Monday, he tweeted. Rated three stars by 247 Sports, the New Jersey running back’s other offers include Maryland, Rutgers and Boston College.

2017 Cherry Hill (NJ) defensive back Harrison Hand tweeted on Monday he had received his fifth offer from the Orange. Other offers include Temple and Rutgers.

Have a great Tuesday, everyone.

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