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Syracuse visits with 2019 basketball recruit Joseph Girard

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SU hasn’t lost sight of 2018, but they’ve been moving on 2019 targets of late.

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The Syracuse Orange basketball program has some scholarship spots available for 2018, and they’re looking into how to address those. But in the meantime, SU has to get started on 2019’s class -- and they’ve been doing just that of late. Joseph Girard III, of Glen Falls, N.Y., is a high-scoring guard that’s on the list of top targets for SU. Orange coaches visited on Sunday and will likely be in hot pursuit as the recruiting period wears on.

Girard is far from the only 2019 target on the list for Syracuse. They visited with five-star big man Isaiah Stewart last week, and four-star forward Akok Akok today.

Syracuse basketball coaches visiting 2019 recruit Joseph Girard III on Sunday (Syracuse.com)

Girard III also holds offers from Duke, Michigan, Oklahoma and many more schools. He averaged more than 50 points per game this season for Glens Falls High School. He also broke Lance Stephenson’s New York State career scoring mark of 2,946 points.

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