Triche Headed To Big East

Brandon Triche had his list of schools narrowed to a handful of schools, but ultimately staying home was a major factor. The talented guard is headed to his hometown school.

Brandon Triche is staying home to play at Syracuse.

The 6-foot-4, 195-pound combo guard, called Jim Boeheim and gave him a verbal commitment, Tuesday evening.

"One of the reasons was I'm from Syracuse and it's close to home," Triche said. "When I went on AAU trips, I liked being away from home, but not away from home. I know at Syracuse I'll be away from home, but still be close to home."

"I just am going to have more opportunity to show my skills there," he continued. "Syracuse is a guard school and with Johnny I think he might leave, so there will be an opportunity for me to come in and take his spot and get a lot of playing time."

His travel team coach, Mickey Walker, told that Triche has the body and build to play in the Big East conference right away. To go with his frame, he's also versatile enough to play a few different positions.

"The most impressive thing to me about him is he's physically ready," Walker said. "He's going to be able to make that transition. He's not a small kid. He's 6-4 and can play both guard spots."

During his junior season at Dewitt (N.Y.) Jamesville-Dewitt, Triche averaged just over 20 points a game and seven rebounds and was also named the Class A state player of the year.

"He probably plays point guard more on the high school level," he continued. "His team won the Class A state championship this past year and he was the point guard. I'm not sure he'll be used exclusively in that way because he shoots it well and he's big".

Triche, who is rated as a three-star prospect in the 2009 class, also considered Georgetown, Connecticut and Georgia Tech.

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