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Aug 15, 2011

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Kiyan Anthony, the son of former Syracuse great Carmelo Anthony, is one of SU's top recruiting targets in the Class of 2025. N. Scott Trimble |

SU basketball recruiting: Updating the Orange’s top targets in 2025 class (PS; $; Waters)

College basketball recruiting began to heat up this past weekend with major AAU events in Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Bryan, Texas.

The full calendar of events gave college coaches a chance to get out and see recruits play in person for the first time since the end of the 2023-24 season. The coaches could renew their pursuit of some recruits while adding others to a list of potential targets.

The Syracuse coaching staff was out in force with Orange head coach Adrian Autry and his assistants fanning out to evaluate new prospects and attend the games of their top recruits.

Based on the scholarship offers the SU coaches have already extended, it’s apparent Autry and his staff are looking at guards and wings. A key seem to be at the point, and there’s a heavy emphasis on athletic, versatile forwards. There are few centers and power forwards being mentioned in conjunction with Syracuse.

While some recruiting sites list more than 20 players in the 2025 recruiting class with scholarship offers from Syracuse, it’s clear after this past weekend the SU coaches are much more focused in their pursuit of certain recruits.

Gleaning through the games the SU coaches attended this past weekend, there appear to be roughly a dozen of players in the 2025 class on the Orange’s radar. That list could fluctuate greatly in the coming months as the AAU circuit continues through the summer and culminates in the second week of July.

Here is an updated look at SU’s top targets in the ‘25 class:

Sadiq White

White is one of Syracuse’s prime targets in the 2025 class. Syracuse’s offer came in April of 2023 and the SU coaches remain solidly in pursuit of the emerging 6-foot-8 forward from Charlotte, North Carolina.

White, a 6-foot-8 forward, is ranked No. 25 by 247Sports, No. 30 by ESPN and No. 31 by On3.

White attended SU’s game against Notre Dame at the JMA Wireless Dome on Feb. 24. That marked Jim Boeheim Day at the dome.

Syracuse faces stiff competition for White’s services. He also has offers from Tennessee, Texas, N.C. State, South Carolina, Georgetown and Alabama, plus many more.

Kiyan Anthony


Power conferences, NCAA to vote on landmark $2.7 billion settlement as smaller leagues balk at terms (PS; $; AP)
University presidents around the country are scheduled to meet this week to vote on whether to accept a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit that would cost the NCAA nearly $3 billion and create a landmark revenue-sharing system with college athletes.

The terms of the agreement have met some pushback from Division I conferences that do not compete in major college football. Leaders of those leagues say they are being asked to bear an undue financial burden on the damages portion of the settlement.

Attorneys for the defendants in House vs. NCAA gave college sports leaders until Thursday to agree to terms of a deal. The defendants are the NCAA and the Power Five conferences — the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern.

The presidential boards of the NCAA and the five conferences must individually vote to accept the settlement. That includes the full current Pac-12 membership before that league shrinks to two schools later this summer.

The NCAA is expected to cover some $2.7 billion in damages over 10 years to current and former college athletes, dating to 2016, who were denied by NCAA rules the ability to earn money from sponsorship and endorsement deals.

About $1.6 billion of that will be from withheld distributions to member schools — money that would normally be sent to the schools by the NCAA, according to several people with direct knowledge of the proposal. They spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because settlement details were not being discussed publicly.

Withheld distributions from the Power Five conferences — currently comprised of 69 schools — are slated to cover 40% of that $1.6 billion. The other 27 Division I conferences, currently comprised of 283 schools, will cover the other 60%.

While the Power Five annually receive the largest total distributions from the NCAA — and their per-school deduction would be larger under the model proposed by the NCAA — schools in conferences that do not play big-time football rely far more on those distributions to support much smaller budgets.

“Basketball-centric leagues are really getting hit,” said an administrator from a conference that does not compete in the highest tier of Division I football, known as the Bowl Subdivision.

The NCAA annually distributes about $700 million to its members. NCAA revenues were nearly $1.3 billion last year, most of which comes from its television rights contract for the men’s Division I basketball tournament with CBS and Warner Bros. Discovery.

Under the proposed settlement, each conference’s obligation will be equal to its percentage of the total NCAA distribution to its members from 2016-2024, two of the people knowledge of the agreement told the AP. The NCAA has some 1,100 member schools with more than 500,000 athletes across three divisions; Division I, the highest level of competition and by far the most lucrative, has about 352 schools and 190,000 athletes.

Date set for 2024 Syracuse vs. Colgate men’s basketball game (PS; Ditota)

Syracuse and Colgate will meet in men’s basketball on November 12 this season, according to an online report by Rocco Miller confirmed by SU director of basketball operations Pete Corasaniti.

Syracuse once held a lopsided advantage in the series. It still does. But Colgate has won two of the last three games; the Raiders led by 24 last season before the Orange rallied to end their two-game winning streak.

Matt Langel has turned Colgate into a perennial NCAA Tournament team and appreciates that Syracuse continues to schedule its neighbors from Hamilton.

The Raiders return veteran center Jeff Woodward and guard contributors Jalen Cox, Nicolas Louis-Jacques and Brady Cummins from a team that won 25 games last season. Colgate lost big man Keegan Records and forward Ryan Moffatt, who are out of college eligibility. Guard Braeden Smith, the Patriot League player of the year last season, is in the transfer portal, but has yet to announce where he will play in 2024-25.

Cox, who had a promising freshman year, is the Raiders likely point guard next season. The Raiders were a deep team of veterans mixed with young talent last year.

They will face a Syracuse squad that somehow rallied from a huge deficit last season to deny Colgate a third straight victory in the series. Only two SU starters remain from that team in JJ Starling and Chris Bell.

Syracuse men’s basketball will play Albany next season (report) (PS; $; Carlson)

The Syracuse men’s basketball team will play a non-conference game against Albany next season, according to a report by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

Rothstein cited an anonymous source.

Albany went 13-19 last season and 5-11 in the America East Conference. Next season will be the fourth for Albany head coach Dwayne Killings. He has never had a team finish with more than 13 wins.

It will be the first meeting between the teams since 2011. They have met eight times. Syracuse has won all of them.

Albany’s leading scorer from last season Sebastian Thomas is transferring to Rhode Island but second-leading scorer Amar’e Marshall, a 6-foot-4 wing, is expected to return despite the fact that he entered his name into the transfer portal this offseason.

The Albany game joins a list of known opponents that the Orange will play next season.

Syracuse will play in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 21 and 22. The rest of the field includes Texas, Texas Tech and St. Joseph’s.

Syracuse Basketball Offseason Talk + Kiyan Anthony's Recruitment | Syracuse Orange Podcast (youtube; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)

Syracuse Basketball has filled 10 of its 13 available scholarships so far this offseason. The Orange have brought in two high-end freshmen - Donnie Freeman and Elijah Moore - plus Coach Adrian Autry has secured three players in the portal - Eddie Lampkin, Jyare Davis, and Jaquan Carlos. SU is also in pursuit of 2025 Four-Star Guard Kiyan Anthony.

Frank Anselem-Ibe commits to Louisville basketball, Pat Kelsey via transfer portal (C-J; Holton)

Pat Kelsey is rounding out his inaugural Louisville men's basketball roster with another big man through the NCAA transfer portal.

Frank Anselem-Ibe, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound senior center who spent the past two seasons at Georgia, committed to the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Anselem-Ibe had three other finalists vying for his pledge, ESPN's Jeff Borzello reported May 10 on X, formerly Twitter. They were Georgia Tech, N.C. State and Wisconsin.

"Being part of taking Louisville back to what it was, I want to be really involved in that," he told 247Sports' Travis Branham.

A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Anselem-Ibe appeared in 60 of the Bulldogs' games between the 2022-23 and 2023-24 campaigns, making nine starts. Across 12 minutes per contest, he averaged 2.7 points on 53.6% shooting and 2.7 rebounds.

Georgia finished this past season with a 20-17 (6-12 SEC) record and fell to Seton Hall in the National Invitation Tournament semifinals. Anselem-Ibe saw the court in 29 of its 37 games (three starts) and averaged 2.6 points on 62.8% shooting and with 2.1 rebounds across 9.1 minutes per.

Anselem-Ibe began his collegiate career in 2020, a year ahead of schedule, at Syracuse, where he appeared in a total of 36 games (six starts) across two seasons with the Orange. Upon reclassifying as a junior at Prolific Prep, he was a three-star recruit (No. 32 center, No. 199 overall) in the 2020 cycle on the 247Sports Composite.

To this point, he's averaging 2.6 points on 56.6% shooting with three rebounds per game at the Division I level.

Anselem-Ibe's best game as a scorer came Jan. 28, 2023, when he tallied 12 points during a win over South Carolina. He's broken double digits only three times during his career. The most recent was a 10-point outing in the NIT quarterfinals against Ohio State.

As a rebounder, his high-water mark is 15. He hit that twice during his time at Syracuse.

Syracuse Basketball: Kiyan Anthony, 4-star commit Elijah Moore 'talk all the time' (itlh; Adler)
Four-star shooting guard Kiyan Anthony, the fast-rising 2025 prospect and Syracuse basketball priority recruit, says that he talks "all the time" with Orange 2024 commit Elijah Moore, a four-star shooting guard.

When I read Anthony's comments on this subject, which came during a recent interview with my friend Charlie Parent on, I just absolutely loved it.

Both the 6-foot-5 Anthony and the 6-foot-5 Moore hail from New York City. Anthony was offered a scholarship by the 'Cuse in November of 2022 and took an official visit to the Hill in October of last year.

Moore, rated as a top-60 national prospect and a top-10 shooting guard in the senior cycle, is officially signed with the Orange in its strong 2024 class.

Syracuse basketball target Kiyan Anthony says he's in regular contact with 'Cuse commit Elijah Moore.

Anthony is a rising senior at the powerhouse Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, N.Y. So far this spring on the AAU circuit, Anthony has proven an elite performer while competing for the 17U squad of the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike’s EYBL league.

Last weekend, the EYBL circuit conducted a session in Indianapolis amid an NCAA live period, and per media reports, the Orange staff was in attendance for several of Anthony's games.

In his interview with Parent, Anthony said that he and Moore "talk all the time. He tells me he’s excited to go there, the atmosphere is good, and the college campus is good. I’m looking forward to seeing him play and possibly teaming up with him."
Syracuse Basketball: 4-star Kiyan Anthony, other recruits ball out in AAU live period (itlh; Adler)
As college coaches were on hand during the spring's first live period this past weekend on the various shoe-sponsored AAU circuits, numerous Syracuse basketball four-star and five-star recruiting targets played at a high level.

In this article, I'm going to focus on the top performances of Orange recruits who suit up in the 17U divisions of the different grassroots basketball leagues.

The list below isn't meant to be fully exhaustive, but based on media reports and social media posts, a handful of 'Cuse targets in the 2025 and 2026 classes earned high praise from national analysts and scouts for their play.

Amid last weekend's evaluation period, Nike's EYBL league was in Indianapolis, the Under Armour Association league was in the Cincinnati area, and the Adidas 3SSB league was in Bryan, Texas.

Examining which Syracuse basketball recruits were deemed top AAU performers by experts.

Kiyan Anthony, four-star shooting guard in the 2025 class
Anthony, a 'Cuse priority target who has officially visited the Hill, has been on fire this entire spring in grassroots hoops. During the most recent session, the standout for the Baltimore-based Team Melo in Nike's EYBL league averaged 22.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, per the experts at The Circuit. He was named to The Circuit's All-EYBL Session III second team.

New Syracuse basketball target Ryder Frost is blowing up; 'shot is automatic,' per expert (itlh; Adler)
Earlier this week, Syracuse basketball coaches offered a scholarship to fast-rising Ryder Frost, who is playing at an ultra-high level on the AAU circuit this spring and has seen his recruitment blow up lately.

The 6-foot-6 Frost is a 2025 three-star wing, although based on his recent play in grassroots basketball and comments from national experts, I envision Frost making a move to four stars sooner rather than later.

Frost attends the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. On the AAU circuit, this spring and summer, he's running with the 17U team of the Boston-based Middlesex Magic in the Under Armour Association league.

Syracuse men’s basketball: revisiting the top moments from the Orange’s 2023-24 season (TNIAAM; Chiappone)
Even if it felt like a rollercoaster-ish season at times, the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team showed signs of progress as first-year head coach Adrian Autry worked to build the foundation for the next chapter of the program.

Syracuse reached 20 wins for the first time in half a decade this past season, despite facing a wave of injuries midseason and the surreal expectations in Autry following in the steps of long-time coach Jim Boeheim. That included an 11-9 record versus the ACC, Syracuse’s best record versus the conference since 2013-14 (the team’s first year in the ACC).

Though the Orange missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year, Autry’s first year was certainly one to remember. Here are some of the most signature moments from the Orange’s first season under Autry:

November 6 (1-0) — Beginning on the right note

Led by 20 points from Judah Mintz, five players scored in double-figures as the Orange comfortably defeated New Hampshire 83-72 in Autry’s first regular season game as coach.

November 14 (3-0) — A history-making comeback

Talk about a dark-horse performance for the Orange that feels like it happened ages ago.

Early in the season, Autry’s third game was against a Colgate program whom the Orange had lost to by double-figures in back-to-back seasons. At one point, the mid-November matchup got ugly as Syracuse trailed by as much as 24 points (54-30) with just over 16 minutes to go.

Miraculous, the Orange stormed back and eventually completed the second-largest comeback win in ACC history, topping Colgate 79-75 in the JMA Wireless Dome.

Campus Tour | iSchool, Tennity Ice Rink, Ernie Davis Hall | Syracuse University (youtube; video; Syracuse University)

Alexandra Miller-Thomas '26 takes you on a student tour of her favorite spots on the Syracuse University campus as an applied data analytics major in the School of Information Studies (iSchool). Stops include Ernie Davis Hall, the iSchool, Tennity Ice Rink and more!



Hozier performs at a sold-out Empower Amp Tuesday, May 21, 2024. N. Scott Trimble |

Hozier performs at Empower FCU Amphitheater in Syracuse (setlist, photos) (PS; $; Herbert)

Hozier kicked off the 2024 season at the Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview with a sold-out concert.

The Irish singer-songwriter played his biggest hits, including “Too Sweet” and “Take Me to Church,” plus fan favorites like “Unknown/Nth,” “To Be Alone,” and “Jackie and Wilson.” He also briefly left the stage to perform an acoustic version of “Cherry Wine” in the center of the pavilion, surrounded by the light of thousands of cell phones swaying along to the music.

It was Hozier’s first time performing in Syracuse and included a surprise cover of the traditional song “The Parting Glass,” dedicated to the graduating class of 2024.

Opening act Allison Russell also joined Hozier on stage for performances of “Work Song” and their new duet, “Wildflower and Barley.”

A full concert review will be posted Wednesday morning, but for now, enjoy the set list and photos from the show.

Hozier setlist

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse, N.Y.

De Selby (Part 1)
De Selby (Part 2)
Jackie and Wilson
To Be Alone
Dinner & Diatribes
It Will Come Back
From Eden (Acoustic)
I, Carrion (Icarian)
Wildflower and Barley (with Allison Russell)
Would That I
Too Sweet
Almost (Sweet Music)
Eat Your Young
Take Me to Church


Cherry Wine (Acoustic)
Nina Cried Power
The Parting Glass (Traditional) (Cover)
Work Song (with Allison Russell)


Volunteers wait to hand out sack lunches at this Sandwich Saturday event in Syracuse in 2017, where more than 100 people showed up to make lunches and hand them out to Syracuse's homeless population. SYR

Sandwich Saturday food giveaway getting new home due to school construction project (PS; $; Boyer)

A weekend event that hands out free food, clothing and personal hygiene supplies at a small downtown Syracuse park will have a new home a few blocks away.

We Rise Above the Streets has been holding distribution events on Saturdays at Billings Park for several years in an event it calls Sandwich Saturday. The effort, powered by volunteers who prepare food earlier in the day at a local school and bring it to the park, draws hundreds of people.

But access to the park where South Warren and South Salina streets converge is going away. The city has agreed to allow it to be used as a staging area for the Syracuse STEAM high school project at the former Central High School. The school is going to be renovated into a regional academy that will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Completion is planned for August 2025.

In allowing the school project to take over the park, city officials pledged to work with We Rise Above the Streets to find a new location for its event. Syracuse Common Council this week approved a contract that allows the nonprofit to use city-owned vacant land at the corner of Seymour and West Onondaga streets for $1.

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