Top targets for 'Cuse in 2025 after commitment from 5-star Sadiq White

The Syracuse basketball team has made its first verbal commitment for 2025 after five-star forward Sadiq White Jr. from Charlotte, North Carolina, recently committed to the Orange – a great signing for the Syracuse coaching staff.

With the 6-foot-8 White on board, Orange coaches will turn their attention to a number of other promising talents who are four-star prospects in 2025 and are priority recruits for the team in the emerging high school cycle.

While the Syracuse basketball team has offered scholarships to over 20 players in the class of 2025 so far, it appears that the 'Cuse team will focus on a handful of promising talents this cycle.

I am confident that the signing of White, a top 35 prospect in the country in his class for the Syracuse basketball team, will allow the Orange to gain additional commitments for 2025 in the coming months.

Anthony by Kiyan
It all starts with Anthony, the four-star shooting guard from New York City. He received a scholarship from the 'Cuse in November 2022 and took an official visit to the Hill last October. Syracuse basketball is generating excitement among analysts on recruiting websites for Anthony, although he recently stated that he wants to take a few upcoming visits, including another trip to Central New York.

The four-star point guard from Baltimore, for example, is good friends with Anthony and they played together on the AAU tour this spring for Baltimore-based Team Melo's 17U team in Nike's EYBL league. Jackson, who was offered an offer by the 'Cuse in late April of last year, officially visited the Syracuse basketball team in late January of this year. He said recently that he speaks with the Syracuse basketball team regularly, but Jackson also has his eye on some additional campus visits.

Academic Lewis
The four-star combo guard from Washington, DC, is a rising 2025 prospect. He's drawing interest from several high-profile programs and his offer list is growing. Lewis, who was offered by the Orange in late April of this year, has announced that he will soon be joining the Syracuse basketball team. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say Lewis and Jackson are the top two targets for 'Cuse's team at the point guard/combo guard positions.

Schoen Abajew
The four-star small forward from Florida is also a relatively new recruit for the Syracuse basketball team, receiving an offer from the Orange in late April 2024. Last month, the 'Cuse team checked out Abaev during a live period on the AAU tour, and Orange coaches are reportedly in constant contact with him. He has said the Syracuse basketball team is on his list of teams he wants to visit in the coming months.

London Jemison
The four-star wing/small forward from Connecticut received an offer from SU in late September of last year. He took an official visit to the Syracuse basketball team in late December 2023, and it was his only official visit to date. The 'Cuse staff watched him on the AAU tour last month during a spring evaluation period. He has spoken very positively about the Orange, although Jemison's offer list is growing, and I expect he will visit other prospects at some point.

Dante Allen
The four-star shooting guard from Florida, who recently said he would spend his senior year at the top-ranked high school in the country, received an offer from 'Cuse in late April of this year. He's said more than once recently that the Orange are among the teams currently courting him the hardest, and Syracuse basketball was there for him during the live period last month. I'm curious to see if Allen ends up visiting Central New York.

Keyshuan Tillery
The four-star Tillery is likely the other top target at point guard for Syracuse basketball in the 2025 cycle. The Albany, NY native received an offer from the 'Cuse in late August of last year, around the time he took an unofficial visit to the Hill to attend the Orange's annual Elite Camp. In May, during the live period, Syracuse basketball watched at least one of Tillery's games, and he could take an official visit to 'Cuse at some point. Tillery has emerged as a top AAU player for the City Rocks in Nike's EYBL league this spring and has announced several new scholarship offers in recent days through his X-site.

Ryder Frost
In late May, the Orange offered a scholarship to this three-star wing from Massachusetts, who is one of the hottest prospects in the Class of 2025 in the AAU Spring Tournament. Aside from the 'Cuse, Frost has received a ton of new offers in recent weeks while playing at an ultra-high level for the Boston-based Middlesex Magic's 17U team in the Under Armour Association League. Frost is very interested in attending Syracuse basketball, and he should be moving on to at least a four-star in the near future.

Asher Elson
The fast-rising three-star big man from New York City received a scholarship offer from 'Cuse in mid-April of this year, one of at least five 2025 offers the Orange has made since then. Elson is an up-and-coming power forward/center who has received high ratings from analysts and scouts for his recent play in AAU events. Experts have told me he'll likely reach four stars, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see his offer sheet skyrocket sooner rather than later. I expect the Syracuse basketball coaches will work to get Elson to the SU campus for a visit at some point.

The above prospects are, in my estimation, some of the top targets for 'Cuse's team in 2025. That said, I'll definitely be watching in the coming weeks and beyond to see if the Orange makes any more offers to the rising high school graduates.

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