A look at Syracuse basketball’s 2018 targets

Boeheim coached against his son as the Orange defeated Cornell
Syracuse is active in recruiting 2018 targets

The Class of 2018 is chock full of typical Syracuse recruits as well. If SU doles out its three remaining scholarships for this year and no one from next year’s team transfers or leaves for the NBA, Boeheim would have one scholarship to award that it gets back based on how the NCAA doled out scholarship restrictions. If Battle and Thompson erupt into the players they project to be, both could depart early for the NBA. So Syracuse could have anywhere from one to four scholarships assuming Battle and Thompson both leave and Syracuse saves a scholarship from the Class of 2017. Here are five names in 2018 to keep an eye on.

Cole Swider

A 6-foot-8, 3-star power forward with range from beyond the arc might remind a few folks of Tyler Lydon. It also helps that he plays at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI; the same school that produced former players Demetris Nichols and Michael Carter-Williams.

Nate Roberts

Another 6-foot-8 power forward, Roberts already plays at Brewster Academy. He and Wright would be teammates if the latter does follow through on plans for a prep year. Roberts currently is listed with “high” interest in Syracuse according to CuseNation.com.

» Related: Who is Syracuse basketball still recruiting in the class of 2017?

Prentiss Hubb

This 4-star, 6-foot-3 point guard from Washington, DC recently listed Syracuse in his final six along with Kansas, Villanova, Maryland, Virginia, and Notre Dame.

Louis King

Standing at 6-foot-8, King’s a 5-star small forward at Hudson Catholic Regional High School in Jersey City, NJ. He also lists “high” interest in Syracuse according to CuseNation.com.

Jeenathan Williams

Right down the Thruway in Rochester, Williams is a 6-foot-6, 3-star small forward/shooting guard.

It’s obviously still early, but the more things change, the more they stay the same. SU is still pursuing top talent in the 2018 class.

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