2013 NBA Draft Profile: Syracuse G Brandon Triche


Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks, Big East hoops and U.S. Open tennis for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio.

With the 2013 NBA draft coming up next month, we spoke with Zagoria for a look at Syracuse guard Brandon Triche’s prospects in the NBA.

Triche started every game of his four-year career

Adam Zagoria’s take: He’s an experienced point guard. He took the team to a Final Four. He isn’t really considered in the upper tier of point guards along with Michael Carter-Williams and Marcus Smart, but I think he can work his way on to an NBA roster. If not, he can play overseas and have a long career there.

» Related: Michael Carter-Williams draft profile

The Juice Online’s Scouting Report:

  • Strengths: Versatile scorer who can bully his way into the lane or hit from the outside… Solid ball handler who excels in transition and can finish… Excellent strength for a guard… Can play both guard spots in the NBA… Four year starter who brings maturity and a hard work ethic.
  • Weaknesses: Outside shooting got worse each year… Went through one of the worst shooting slumps of his career this past season, not hitting a 3 for nearly a month… Has the tendency to disappear from games for large stretches… Not assertive enough on offense… An average athlete for the NBA level… Often too mellow on the court.


  • Birthdate: February 1, 1991
  • Hometown: Jamesville, New York
  • Position: Guard
  • School: Syracuse ’15
  • Height, 6’4″
  • Weight, 210 lbs


Career Highlights at Syracuse: Triche was a four year starter at Syracuse, and averaged 13.9 ppg his senior season. He was named an All-Big East Honorable Mention. In Syracuse’s run to the Final Four, he scored a team-high 20 points in the second round of the NCAA tournament against Montana, while adding a career-high four steals.

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