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.
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.
But is it better than 1998? Backing up McNabb that season was redshirt freshman Madei Williams and redshirt freshman Malik Campbell, who spent his first year on campus playing for the Syracuse basketball program.
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Greer spent all 15 seasons of his pro basketball career with the organization, helping lead the 76ers to an NBA championship in 1967 with Wilt Chamberlain. Greer finished his career with 21,586 points and remains the 76ers’ career leader in field goals, field goals attempted, games and minutes played.
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“That’s not why. I’d do it for free,” he said. For Bazley, the development aspect of being a professional player is what struck him. The 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward is lanky and athletic. As a participant of the U.S. Team at the Nike Hoop Summit, Bazley has showed his athleticism in practices, particularly as a high-flying dunker and shot-blocker, but does look especially thin in comparison with other forwards.
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Syracuse coaches are scheduled to visit 2019 recruit Akok Akok of Putnam Science Academy today, per source.— Mike Waters (@MikeWatersSYR) April 16, 2018
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