Recruiting Roundup: Several 2017 Syracuse basketball targets to play in Entertainer’s Basketball Classic

Syracuse landed a commitment from Jordan Tucker

Jerami Grant’s best college memory? Beating Duke. Good choice! On to today’s recruiting links…

Several 2017 Syracuse recruits will be playing at Entertainer’s Basketball Classic at Rucker Park on Aug. 3. Among them include Naz Reid, Nick Richards, Quade Green, Jordan Tucker, Isaiah Washington and Lonnie Walker.’s very own, Adam Zagoria, reports that Arizona State has entered the Hamidou Diallo sweepstakes. The shooting guard from the NY Rens and Putnam Science Academy (CT) holds offers from plenty of schools, including Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse, among others.

2017 athlete Duran Bell tweeted on Wednesday that he has accepted an offer from USF. The Florida prospect picked up an offer from Syracuse in June, and also held offers from Bowling Green, Utah and FIU, among others.

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2017 wing Jordan Tucker will be narrowing his list of schools in the near future, reports’s Jason Scheer. The White Plains (NY) Archbishop Stepinac wing says that Maryland, Arizona, Indiana, Syracuse, USC and Villanova are recruiting him hardest right now, though he’s waiting for an offer from Duke.

Check out video of five-star center Nick Richards at the Fab 48 in Las Vegas. The 2017 five-star big man said that Kentucky, UConn and Syracuse are recruiting him the hardest at the moment.

Former Syracuse commit Daewood Davis announced his commitment to USF on Wednesday morning. “I feel like USF is the best for me because I love their program and coaching staff, and they’re putting me in the best [position] to be successful,” he said to The Sun Sentinel’s David Furones.

Have a great Thursday, everyone!

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