Draft Primer: Brandon Triche

With the NBA Draft coming on Thursday, June 27th, at 7pm ET, Triche resides among the many hoping to hear their names called. Boeheim shares what he thinks of when he hears Triche's name inside.

Heading into basketball season at Syracuse University without Brandon Triche seems strange and unfamiliar.

As a true freshman, Triche earned a starting role, something he did not rescind throughout all of his four years on the Orange.

His constant effort helped him to become the winningest player in Syracuse history with 121 career wins.

"He was just a model of consistency for four years, from his freshman year through," said his former head coach Jim Boeheim. "He was just a consistent basketball player, got better, got stronger, works at the game. [He is] one of the hardest working players we've ever had. I think he's got a great chance to play in the NBA, someday."

As far as Triche's road to the pros, "It's gonna take some work," Boeheim remarked. "He's gotta find the right spot, but I think he has an opportunity to play at the next level."

Though Triche's output as far as scoring fluctuated from season to season, his "never say die" mentality and ability to turn on at the right times made him invaluable in Syracuse's success.

Triche disrupted passing lanes, tipped balls, grabbed rebounds, and got the Orange out into transition on numerous occasions. Though others may have made the shot or finished at the rim, Triche's involvement aided in making countless opportunities possible.

He led by example, commanding more of himself than anyone had asked.

When asked where Triche resides on the list of Syracuse's best point guards, "He's high on the list," Boeheim noted. "I mean, he started four years. He had a tremendous career and he has potential to go to a higher level because of his athletic skills."


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