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2024 four-star forward Donnie Freeman commits to Syracuse

Donnie Freeman
Donnie Freeman

2024 forward Donnie Freeman committed to Syracuse on Thursday afternoon, he announced.

A 6-foot-8 versatile, skilled, and strong forward, Freeman authored a breakout year in one of the toughest conferences in the country in talent-loaded DC.

Freeman averaged 21 points, 8.5 boards, and 1.5 blocks and picked Syracuse over finalists Alabama, Georgia Tech, Iowa and Texas.

Freeman, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward, is a Rivals four-star recruit and the No. 54 overall prospect in his class.


Freeman is all of 6-foot-8 and capable of impacting a game at both ends of the floor when he’s making a consistent effort on defense, which comes and goes. That said, when Freeman is at his best, he can absolutely take over a contest using his agility and length. He has nice touch around the basket and aggressively attacks the rim in transition. His mid-range game has come a long way in the last year, and he’s a willing shooter that is improving as a shooter from 3-point territory. His size and agility gives him high-level potential if he continues to add weight and develop from a perimeter-skill perspective. He should be ready to impact the college game as a freshman and could become a star in year two or three.
— Rivals National Recruiting Analyst Rob Cassidy


The Freeman commitment is another win for Red Autry in his first season as head coach of Syracuse. It's also his first commitment from high school following a string of college transfers that included a pair of top-50 guards in Chance Westry and JJ Starling. Freeman is Syracuse's second commitment in the 2024 class, joining four-star guard Elijah Moore from Cardinal Hayes (NY).


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