Triche signs with the Charlotte Bobcats summer league squad

Brandon Triche graces cover of Sports Illustrated before 2012-2013 season

After an illustrious four years with the Syracuse Orange, Brandon Triche will leave his home town to pursue his NBA dreams.

Although the Syracuse star was not drafted, Syacuse Athletics confirmed on Monday that he will be joining the Charlotte Bobcats to compete in the NBAâ??s Las Vegas Summer League. The league will run from July 12th - July 22nd, and may be Tricheâ??s best chance to prove his potential before an audience of NBA scouts.

Triche is no stranger to success and over-coming pressure in big game situations. Triche led his high-school team, the Jamesville-Dewitt Red Rams, to consecutive State Championship titles. The local hero then decided to honor his home town by taking his talents to Syracuse University where he started in every game of his four year tenure, ranked 16th on the all-time scoring list with 1,546 points, and led the Orange to their first Final Four appearance since 2003.

Triche is known for his imposing physical strength, which may serve as his best attribute. His overall athleticism is sub-par when compared to other NBA guards, however he does compensate with his durability and intangibles. Triche is fundamentally sound both as a ball-handler and a shooter, but lacks a true position and is more likely to be looked at as a role player.

The Charlotte Bobcats will tip-off its Summer League schedule on Friday, July 12th against the San Antonio Spurs. They will then have back to back games on July 14th and July 15th where they will battle against the Dallas Mavericks, followed by the New York Knicks. The Summer League will feature 22 teams competing in a 61 game season. For more information, check out their website at