Recruiting Roundup: 2019 guard Joe Girard III visits Syracuse

Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim gestures on the sidelines during the second half. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports.

Good luck to former Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis, who was released by the Lakers last night. On to today’s recruiting links…

2019 guard Joe Girard III, New York State’s all-time leading high school scorer, began his official visit to Syracuse on Thursday night, writes’s Mike Waters. Girard recently tweeted that his top six schools are Duke, Boston College, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse. He’s rated 89th in his class by ESPN, and has a score of 81.

Staying in the class of 2019, check out five incredible dunks via Jersey Sports Zone from Kahlil Whitney, a four-star wing from Roselle Catholic (NJ). He’s rated the No. 42 recruit by 247 Sports, and is being pursued by a variety of schools that includes Georgetown, St. John’s, Louisville and Syracuse. He recently took a visit to the Illini.

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Speaking of wings in the 2019 class, Aidan Igiehon released his top 10 schools via Twitter earlier in the week. The Woodmere (NY) prospect was offered by Syracuse early in the process, but left the Orange off his list. The schools included are Georgetown, St. John’s, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Oregon, Stanford, Kentucky, Louisville, Florida and Pitt. He’s rated the No. 23 prospect in his class by 247 Sports and is the No. 23 overall recruit.

247 Sports’ Jody Demling caught up with 2019 big man Qudus Wahab. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound prospect is being recruited by Louisville, USC, LSU, Virginia Tech and Syracuse, among others, and spoke about his recent official visit to Louisville. “He’s real cool,” Wahab said about new Cardinals head coach Chris Mack. “I enjoyed talking to him, he’s just cool.”

That’s all for today. Have a great weekend!

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