Syracuse commit Benny Williams rose in the latest Rivals.com rankings to No. 22 in the country in the class of 2021, and is now considered a five-star recruit.
The 6-foot-8, 180 pound forward picked the Orange in June over finalists Maryland, Georgetown and Miami. Syracuse assistant coach Red Autry was the lead recruiter. He was rated four stars and the 52nd ranked recruit in his class at the time of his commitment according to Rivals.
Syracuse commit @_bennywilliams is now No. 22 overall in his class according to Rivals and has been upgraded to a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ recruit! https://t.co/jB4TZBXlOk
— SUJuice.com (@TheJuiceOnline) September 14, 2020
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The Andrews Episcopal (Md.) wing is currently Syracuse’s only commitment in the 2021 class, though the Orange continues to pursue other prospects in the class, including big man Mac Etienne.
“I have decided to play for coach [Jim] Boeheim in front of the best fans in the country,” Williams said on Instagram at the time of his commitment.
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