Basketball Recruiting

Syracuse offers 4-star Class of 2017 shooting guard Lonnie Walker

Syracuse has offered a scholarship to Class of 2017 prospect Lonnie Walker, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-5, Reading (Pennsylvania) High School shooting guard is the 10th recruit in the class to receive an offer.

The Orange currently does not have any verbal commitments in the 2017 class. Walker is ranked as the 23rd best player in the class, according to ESPN, as the 22nd best according to and as the 24th best according to’s composite rankings.

Walker also has offers from defending champion Villanova, Indiana, Oregon and Connecticut. Syracuse has only offered three other guards in the 2017 class, Trevon Duval, Hamidou Diallo and Quade Green.

Entering the 2016-17 season, Frank Howard is SU’s only returning guard who received significant playing time this past year. Class of 2016 signee Tyus Battle may also be in the mix for playing time.


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