Elite 5-star point guard Dior Johnson commits to Syracuse basketball

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Feb. 1, 2020; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim speaks with reporters following a 97-88 loss to the Duke Blue Devils. Mandatory Credit: Brad Bierman, The Juice Online.

Syracuse basketball made a huge recruiting splash on Friday evening, nabbing a commit from 2022 five-star point guard Dior Johnson.

The commitment was announced via Twitter.

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“I love the coaching staff as we’ve been building a strong relationship since I’ve been in the 7th grade,” Johnson wrote. “They’ve always made sure I was a priority at all times and watched me develop from then to where I’m at now. This feels like home for me as I will have an opportunity to build my own legacy and have the dome rocking every night!!”

Johnson currently plays for Mayfair (Calif.) High School and is the top ranked point guard, and No. 5 overall recruit in the class of 2022, according to 247 Sports. Though he currently plays in California, he’s a Kingston, NY native.

Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and St. John’s were some of the schools that had previously offered the sophomore.

Johnson’s commitment comes on the heels of his unofficial visit to Syracuse last weekend, when the Orange played the Blue Devils. He is Syracuse’s highest ranked commitment since Carmelo Anthony in the class of 2002.

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