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Syracuse recruiting: 3 prospects, 1 signee watched Orange beat UConn at MSG

Quite the crowd.

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On Tuesday night, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team defeated the UConn Huskies, 72-63 at Madison Square Garden.

New York City has, and always will be, a high priority for Syracuse to recruit out of. The SU staff took full advantage of playing in the Big Apple this week when three prospects and one signee attended the game.

Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv reported earlier in the day on Tuesday that Class of 2018 signee Jalen Carey would be in attendance to watch his future team play.

In addition to Carey, Class of 2019 center Mandani Diarra, Class of 2020 center Isah Mohammed and Class of 2019 guard Lester Quinones were at MSG to watch, too.

All three uncommitted prospects attend St. Benedict’s in New Jersey. Over the years, St. Benedict’s and Syracuse have developed quite the relationship, which has resulted in players like Tyler Ennis and Bourama Sidibe playing for Jim Boeheim.

Syracuse has interest in all three prospects, but none hold offers from the Orange.

My thought is the mutual interest attracted them to see the Orange in person, but they also wanted to support Sidibe, a friend and former teammate.

As of right now, Syracuse has one Class of 2019 commit — four-star shooting guard Brycen Goodline out of St. Andrews School in Massachusetts.