Albany City Rocks Guard/Forward Can Shoot It's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan updates us on the status of a perimeter player from upstate New York ...

His last name will certainly ring a bell with many middle-aged Syracuse basketball fans. But can he shoot it as good as his uncle? This is the question likely to come out of the mouths of many Orange basketball fans when discussing the individual game of Brandon Triche, whose uncle Howard provided some offensive moments for Jim Boeheim's program years ago.

"He can shoot it," said Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart. "He has a strong body too and this helps him a lot."

Triche, 6-foot-4 and over 200 pounds, plays for Jamesville-Dewitt High School in upstate New York. "He averaged 23 points and eight rebounds last year," Hart said. "I think he is only going to get better and he has plenty of time to work on his game."

Brandon is a 2009 prospect, only a sophomore heading into this season. He competes regularly for the Albany City Rocks AAU program during the spring and summer tournaments. Hart feels Triche has not only upside in his game but in the physical area too.

"I can see him growing another three inches," Hart said. "If he does, his game will get even better."

Triche is a player to watch over the next several months. "He is a great three-point shooter," Hart said.

If he can diversify his game offensively, Triche would likely see a fair number of schools try to recruit him early over the next year.

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