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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting: Orange Offer 5-Star Small Forward Lonnie Walker

It'll be a battle with Villanova to land the Reading, Penn. standout.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange have been pretty busy in terms of basketball recruiting of late. With news that Kaleb Joseph would transfer, and the constant possibility that players could (and will) leave early for the NBA, depth becomes a concern in these next couple years, despite the NCAA-sanctioned scholarship reductions.

Scout's Ben Sigel reported this week that Orange coaches Jim Boeheim and Gerry McNamara would visit five-star small forward Lonnie Walker, and now that's resulted in an offer.

The Reading, Penn. standout is 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds and is among the top 25-30 players in the class of 2017, depending on which service you ask. He currently holds offers from Villanova, UConn, West Virginia, Indiana, Temple and others. The Wildcats are considered a heavy favorite and have been pursuing him for a very long time.

Syracuse could be thin at the small forward spot, and currently have zero players committed for the 2017 cycle. Walker is the ninth player offered for 2017, and second small forward along with four-star White Plains (N.Y.) product Jordan Tucker.

Some tape on Walker below: