All kinds of Syracuse basketball prospects are currently adjusting to the 2021 Peach Jam tournament in North Augusta, SC
One of those high school players is elite talent DJ Wagner, a five-star point guard in the 2023 class. We recently detailed in a column how the Orange coaching team reached out to Wagner from 6ft 3in, according to an article by 247Sports national analyst Dushawn London.
Wagner is in his sophomore year at Camden High School in Camden, NJ, and he races the AAU Tour with Millburn, NJ New Jersey Scholars Elite Basketball Club.
In a recent game at the Peach Jam, Wagner exploded for 25 points and seven assists, according to stats provided by basketball.exposureevents.com.
Wagner was 3 of 6 from downtown and 8 of 8 from the Charity Band. Unfortunately, the New Jersey Scholars Elite Basketball Club fell in a close game, 71-68, against Dallas-based Drive Nation.
Syracuse basketball inquired about the nation’s top sophomore.
Wagner is currently the # 1 global prospect in the 2023 cycle, according to all major recruiting services. By extension, he’s also New Jersey’s No.1 playmaker and No.1 prospect.
Eric Bossi, the national director of basketball for 247Sports, wrote in a recent article that the top spot in class 2023 is “up for grabs at this point” to Wagner.
Bossi calls Wagner a “huge talent”, noting that he has a “competitive fire” and strong playing skills, which makes sense given he is ranked so well and also competes for the point guard. .
According to Wagner’s bio on recruiting websites as well as media reports, he holds offers from Villanova and Temple, as well as basketball interest from Syracuse, Kentucky, Duke, Gonzaga, Michigan. , Arkansas and Penn State.
Wagner’s list of offers is obviously going to grow considerably, now that college coaches can watch high school prospects live. College coaches are also now able to contact 2023 players directly.
Following his final season at Camden High School, Wagner was named Gatorade New Jersey Player of the Year as well as the second MaxPreps National Student of the Year.
We will of course continue to monitor any involvement the Orange coaching team may have with Wagner, who is already generating a lot of buzz among analysts and other Kentucky recruiting insiders.