What’s left for Syracuse basketball in its 2022 class?

18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hosted a Sports Leadership Seminar with Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University men’s basketball head coach at the Pentagon, May 7, 2014. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp.

On Tuesday night Quadir Copeland, originally from IMG Academy, announced his commitment to Syracuse via Instagram over Oklahoma State, Oregon, DePaul, Miami, Maryland, and Penn State.

At 6-foot-6 and 175 pounds, Copeland becomes a dual threat guard that plans to team up with two four-star wings in Kamari Lands and Justin Taylor.

Currently on 247 Sports with just these three commitments, Syracuse has the 11th best recruiting class for 2022 and third best in the ACC. Here is where Syracuse is looking to add with an already loaded class.

JJ Starling, 6-4 G

JJ Starling is a Central New York native and at 6-4 is a four star combo guard currently ranked No. 6 at his position on 247 Sports.

Growing up playing in Baldwinsville, NY, Starling has had the Syracuse staff’s attention since the start of junior high school.

Explosive from the wing, Starling is a flashy player with a load of raw talent. Scoring all around a half court set comes easy to Starling as he can score at all three levels.

Starling is a perfect ball handler to go alongside Quadir Copeland and is SU’s top priority at guard for Syracuse in 2022.

Right now Starling has a top five of Maryland, Duke, Stanford, Alabama, and Syracuse.

Chance Westry, 6-6 F

Hillcrest Prep native Chance Westry is the highest recruit that Syracuse has outstanding at 30th in the country and eighth at small forward.

Westry is a strong, ball-handling dominant forward that is shifty and quick. With good size and athleticism he is known to be able to create his own shot and get to the rim.

Recently, he named his top 10, which includes the Orange along with Nebraska, DePaul, LSU, UConn, Auburn, Arizona State, Washington, USC and Maryland.

Chris Bunch, 6-7 F

Four-star forward Chris Bunch, a California native, took an official visit to Syracuse at the end of June.

Bunch at 6-7 is a stretch forward that is known to space the floor and shoot well from behind the 3-point line. His versatility would bode well with forwards Taylor, Lands and any other future forward commit.

Bunch has an offer list that includes FSU, Rutgers, Creighton, Syracuse, and Iowa State.

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Dominick Barlow, 6-9 PF

Dominick Barlow is an emerging class of 2022 power forward from Newark, NJ.

Unranked on 247 Sports, Barlow has flown under recruitment boards but impressed at Peach Jam with his length and athleticism.

Barlow may be unranked at the moment, but that won’t last for long. Recently, he’s picked up offers from DePaul, Florida, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and St Johns among others.

Peter Carey, 6-11 C

It’s been a busy summer for Carey, who has seen his recruitment take off since June.

In the last two months, offers have started pouring in, including from high majors Rutgers and Syracuse. Albany, Iona, UMass and St. Bonaventure are other schools to have offered the 6-11, 190 pound prospect from Massachusetts.

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Brett is from Canastota, NY, and is currently attending Falk college at Syracuse University studying Sports Analytics. Being a Central New York native, Brett has been passionate about Syracuse sports for his whole life. He covers all Syracuse athletics.