The first chance for fans to get out and watch the 2015-16 Syracuse Orange basketball team will be Friday October 16th for Orange Madness. The Orange will conduct a scrimmage and other skill competitions. This annual event often provides the opportunity for recruits to come visit the school and get to know about Syracuse. Orange Madness has hosted several big time recruits along with current and former Orange players. Lets take a look at who will be visiting this year:
Class of 2016
Matthew Moyer - The 6-foot 8 forward who committed to the Orange way back in August of 2014 will visit the Orange for the event. The Columbus, Ohio native will be making his second trip to Orange Madness after attending the event last year. Moyer has been the Orange's top recruiter since he committed and expect him to do more of that during Orange Madness as many top prospects will be attending.
Tyus Battle - Battle is the only other commit in the class of 2016, and he will be attending the event. Just like Moyer, this will be Battle's second trip to Orange Madness. The combo-guard is expected to be a force and key piece for the Orange in years to come. Battle was previously committed to Michigan, before de-committing and then announcing that he would be taking his talents to Syracuse.
Class of 2017
Andre Rafus - Rafus is a small forward out of the Baltimore area. Rufus has offers from the likes of Georgetown, UConn, UCLA, and St. Johns. Rufus has the measurable's to be considered a classic Boeheim recruit, standing at a lengthy 6-foot 8 and weighing 185-pounds, Rafus has the ability to excel in Boeheim's zone defense. The lefty marksman will remind 'Cuse fans of another small forward of the Baltimore area, C.J Fair.
Quade Green - Green will be visiting the Orange again. Green's tremendous quickness and sweet stroke would be huge assets for the Orange out of the point guard position. Green, weighing 155-pounds, will need to bulk up before playing at the Division 1 level. The Philadelphia point guard appears to have a tremendous relationship with the Orange as @cusesigel points out.
2017 PG Quade Green will attend Orange Madness next Friday, he tells Scout. It will be his third visit to Syracuse in the last 48 days.— Syracuse Basketball (@cusesigel) October 6, 2015
Class of 2018
Jahvon Quinerly - Quinerly is a 6-foot point guard out of New Jersey. The crafty point guard has tremendous court vision, and also is a good shooter. Quinerly is a bit of an unknown commodity right now because it is so early in his recruiting stage, but he looks to be a very solid player. As his recruiting process takes off look for him to garner much more attention.