Syracuse Basketball: James Southerland joins Boeheim’s Army

Another awesome guy has come on board to Boeheim’s Army for The Basketball Tournament, and this time around it’s sharp-shooter James Southerland.

After revealing last week that three total studs would become members of the 2018 Boeheim’s Army, we found out on Monday afternoon that James Southerland will reunite with several of his former Syracuse basketball squad teammates.

Boeheim’s Army, named after SU’s legendary head coach, Jim Boeheim, will this summer yet again compete in The Basketball Tournament (“TBT”), where the winning group goes home with $2 million.

Southerland’s addition got revealed by Boeheim’s Army on its Twitter page.

I can’t deny it: I’m super stoked.

An electric-scoring forward, Southerland finished his ‘Cuse career in 2012-13, when SU, as a No. 4 seed in the Big Dance, advanced all the way to the Final Four, along the way destroying No. 1 seed Indiana in the Sweet 16 and No. 3 seed Marquette in the Elite Eight.

One of Southerland’s mates on that unit, point guard Brandon Triche, will also suit up for Boeheim’s Army this go-round. Besides those two, combo guard Eric Devendorf and forward Kris Joseph have signed on for this tantalizing summer event.

Devendorf, Southerland and Triche are returnees to Boeheim’s Army, which reached the semi-finals in 2017 as the Northeast Regional Champions, falling in the Final Four to Overseas Elite, the three-time defending TBT champions.

Joseph, meanwhile, is a newcomer to the crew.

In 2017-18, Southerland generated about 11 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest for the Santa Cruz Warriors and the South Bay Lakers in the NBA’s G League. He connected on 39 percent from downtown, and his 3-point accuracy will prove pivotal as Boeheim’s Army seeks to capture the TBT crown.

By June 1, Boeheim’s Army needs seven participants on its roster to qualify for the 2018 TBT. I’m eager to see who will join next!

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