Brandon Triche, G, Syracuse
A four-year starter at Syracuse, Triche played in about as many high-pressure collegiate games as anyone in the Draft. He was a leader and has shown a propensity to play hard and has a high basketball IQ. He had his best scoring year in 2012-13, averaging 13.6 points per game alongside Michael Carter-Williams in the backcourt. However, his shooting percentage dipped to 28.8 percent from distance as the team’s primary swingman. Triche is likely to play point guard in the NBA, despite being somewhat of a tweener. He is overall a solid basketball player, but is projected to fall somewhere in the late second round or go undrafted.
“Brings effort, and leadership, on both ends, but these alone are not enough to warrant an NBA draft spot,” Elliot Adamczyk of NBA Draft.net wrote. “I foresee Brandon Triche getting some looks from NBA teams and possibly even getting drafted late in the 2nd round; ultimately I seem him either in the D-league or in Europe, where he'll have the opportunity to be a productive player.”
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