St. Raymond's coach Gary DeCesare told us today that Louie McCroskey, who had a great summer for the New York Ravens, will play for Syracuse next season.
"Louie is a jack of all trades," DeCesare said today. "He can shoot, pass and defend big people. He is just a very good player."
Louie plays under one of the best high school coaches in the country in DeCesare, and has dramatically improved his game over the past year.
McCroskey chose Syracuse over Rutgers. "Syracuse happened to be watching Demetris Nichols (already committed to Syracuse) and Nichols was on the same team with Louie," DeCesare said. "So they liked him. Louie was close to committing to Rutgers but he couldn't talk to the coaches anyway during the July evaluation period. Then Louie played up at Syracuse for the Empire State games and he loved the area."
Louie was part of the New York Ravens championship team at the Vegas Big Time Tournament. "He's a top 50 player," DeCesare said. "He plays hard all the time. He is a very versatile player."
Louie had also heard from Notre Dame, Canisius, and Wagner. But the Irish landed Colin Falls in July.