Who else is Syracuse basketball pursuing after Benny Williams?

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Rivals.com’s Ryan Murray calls in to discuss the commitment of 2021 forward Benny Williams to Syracuse basketball with Wes Cheng on The Juice on the Cuse podcast hosted by SNY.tv. TJO editor in chief Brad Bierman then calls in to chat about the state of SU athletics.

Here are the highlights from the show:

Wesley Cheng: Benny Williams is the first guy in Syracuse’s 2021 class. They’re clearly not done. Who else are they looking at?

Ryan Murray: One of the big people they’re after is a power forward/center by the name of Mac Etienne. They really like him. He was one of the people that was up here for the Syracuse-Duke game last year. He’s really high up for Syracuse. He’s thinking of reclassifying to the class of 2020 in the next couple of weeks. If he does stay in 2021, the Syracuse Orange has a great shot at him. Another guy I like, he’s under the radar, doesn’t have a Syracuse offer yet, is Jai Smith. He went to Bishop Ludden in the Syracuse area before transferred out. St. Thomas More in Connecticut Three-star kid. A power forward. A guy who can sit back for a while years and when he’s a junior and senior, he can really contribute to the team.

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Rundown:

1. Rivals.com’s Ryan Murray calls in
2. Syracuse gets commitment from Benny Williams
3. Tell us about SU commit Frank Anselem
4. Who else is Syracuse pursuing in 2021?
5. Is Syracuse recruiting back?
6. Editor in chief Brad Bierman calls in
7. State of Syracuse athletics
8. Lacrosse, football, basketball
9. Closing thoughts and wrap up

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.