Hameir Wright -- a 6-8 forward who was No. 62 in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2017 -- is no longer a part of the Class of 2017.
Wright told ESPN he will be moving back a year and be part of the 2018 recruiting class:
ESPN 100 forward Hameir Wright tells ESPN he will take a post-grad year after next season and plans to reclassify into the 2018 class.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 15, 2016
Wright is a teammate of Jimmy Boeheim's on the Albany City Rocks and has had an offer from the Syracuse Orange since April. Syracuse had been looking at Wright as someone who could potentially replace Tyler Lydon if he and Rico were to head to the NBA after the 2016-17 campaign. With Wright reclassifying, things get a lot more complicated.
2017 isn't really the worry. Syracuse will still (hopefully) have Matthew Moyer and Taurean Thompson to fill the holes Lydon and Tyler Roberson leave, and the Orange is still looking strong on 2017 forward Jordan Tucker, too. But with Wright as a new addition, the 2018 class just got a little more crowded.
Syracuse's top target in that class is Cameron Reddish, who just so happens to also be a 6-8 forward. SU offered Reddish in June and he's already visited The Hill, but it's too early to tell just how high he has Syracuse on his list. But if Reddish does choose the Orange, he'll be the man and Hameir Wright will be working behind him instead of the potential starting role he could have had in 2017.
Plus, if Hameir Wright considered himself a one-and-done player he would have come in for Jim Boeheim's last season and learned from one of the greatest college coaches before going pro. Syracuse can sell Boeheim to 2017 recruits, but they can't do the same for 2018 guys.
This is all very speculative, but that's what all of college basketball recruiting is, really. Hameir Wright's reclassification throws another curveball into what has been and always will be a hectic process.