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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Orange Setting Up Official Visit With Alterique Gilbert

Syracuse is currently setting up an official visit with 2016 PG Alterique Gilbert.

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After Tyus Battle verbally committed to Michigan earlier this week, Syracuse quickly reached out to Alterique Gilbert, who recently listed SU in his top 5.

The Syracuse Orange are in the process of setting up an official visit that would take place in the next 2-3 weeks, Mike McAllister reported. has confirmed the report.

Syracuse offered Gilbert last month.

After Alterique listed his top 5 schools, he went into detail about his recruitment with Evan Daniels of

"I'm definitely going to visit Syracuse and Louisville," Gilbert told Scout.

Alterique grew up a Syracuse fan in Richmond (Va.), according to Daniels. "I've been a Syracuse fan since I was younger. I watched a lot of their players go through their program. I like their guard play. Recent guards like Jonny Flynn," he told Scout.

The 6-1 guard averaged 18.5 points per game as a junior for Miller Grove (Ga.). He added 6.2 assists, 5.3 steals and 4.7 rebounds, according to MaxPreps.

Gilbert is currently averaging 16.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in the Nike EYBL circuit. Team CP3 is currently 11-1 and in 1st place in Division B.