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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Updated 2017 ESPN Rankings

Just two days after announcing their 2016 rankings, ESPN unveiled their class of 2017 rankings. See where each Syracuse target landed.

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On Wednesday, ESPN published their class of 2017 player rankings. This coming two days after they released their class of 2016 rankings.

Mohammed Bamba, who received an offer from Syracuse back in April, came in at No. 10 in the class and the third-best center. His interest level in Syracuse remains steady as he continues to weigh all his options.

Nicholas Richards received an offer from the Orange last month. He's rated as the No. 11 player in the class, and the fourth-best center. Richards recently told that he was surprised when Syracuse offered him a scholarship. He wasn't thinking about the Orange prior to the offer, but now that he has one, they are a major contender.

Trevon Duval remains SU's top priority for the 2017 class. ESPN ranked Duval as the 13th-best player in the class, and the No. 2 point guard. Syracuse offered Trey last year, and he remains heavily interested in the Orange. Take it for what it's worth, but he recently told the media that schools were "competing with Syracuse" in his recruitment. SU fans should take that as a good sign.

Jordan Tucker rounds out the Syracuse targets (with offers) in the ESPN60. Tucker was ranked No. 28 overall, and the sixth-best small forward. At the Mary Kline Classic, Tucker told the media that Syracuse has been after him hard. The Orange extended an offer last year.


Hamidou Diallo came in two spots behind Tucker at No. 30, and the sixth-best shooting guard. Syracuse has shown moderate interest in the Woodstock Academy product. We could see SU extend an offer Diallo's way shortly. Although it's early, many analysts have predicted Connecticut as his destination.