Class of 2022 guard Quadir Copeland commits to Syracuse basketball

Quadir Copeland, a 6-foot-6 point guard and highly-recruited prospect in the Class of 2022, has verbally committed to play college basketball at Syracuse.

Copeland announced his commitment to the program Tuesday night in a video on Instagram.

The video shows him on the phone with Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who answers the phone by calling Copeland his “favorite point guard.”

Copeland is ranked a four-star prospect and No. 85 in his class by He chose the Orange over Maryland, Miami, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Penn State, among others.

Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara is Copeland’s primary recruiter. McNamara also makes a cameo in the announcement video on a FaceTime call, asking if Copeland was a part of the “SU family.”

Copeland took an official visit to Syracuse’s campus on June 22.

Copeland described himself as a “pass-first point guard” in an interview with earlier this year. He said his greatest strength is his ability to get his teammates involved early, helping to open up scoring opportunities for himself.

Copeland, a native of Gettysburg, Pa., will spend his final year of high school basketball at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. after playing his junior season at Life Center Academy (Burlington, N.J.). Before his one-year stint at Life Center Academy, Copeland averaged 22 points per game in 2019 and led Gettysburg High School to an undefeated regular season and the York-Adams Division II title.

He also plays for the New Jersey Scholars AAU program.

Copeland is the third player to commit to Syracuse in the Class of 2022. He joins Kamari Lands, a 6-8 forward from Indianapolis, who’s ranked No. 35 in their class; and Justin Taylor, a 6-6 wing who attends St. Anne’s-Belfield in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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