Former Syracuse basketball star, Brandon Triche is still playing as many leagues shut down. Let’s take a look at what he’s been up to.
We take a look at another former Syracuse basketball star and where they are now. As of the current moment, virtually every professional league is on pause. But not the Basketball Super League in Turkey.
Brandon Triche currently plays for Pinar Karsiyaka after leaving ‘Cuse. While the novel coronavirus has stopped many sport leagues, Triche commented on his league’s decision:
“I think we are all anxious and nervous. When you see people in our profession test positive, the conversation becomes more real. It’s a worldwide virus and no one wants to get it or spread it,” Triche said. “When you play basketball, one of the reasons you play is to make money. Safety is more important than money. I guess the only thing you can do is go with the league decision. I would not say I’m glad I am playing. But I feel okay playing if they believe it is safe.”
With Triche still in action, let’s take a look at his current stats and his career on the Hill. For Syracuse, Triche stayed all four seasons and played in 147 games and started in every contest except one.
Every year at Syracuse, Triche and the Orange made it to the NCAA tournament. The team made it all the way Final Four in his senior season.
Let’s take a look at his stats in his senior year with the Orange; 2012-13 Syracuse stats, per basketball-reference:
- 13.6 points per game
- 3.6 assists per game
- 3.4 rebounds per game
- 1.3 steals per game
Brandon Triche totaled these numbers through 40 games playing nearly 34 minutes a game. Over his time with ‘Cuse Triche was an essential part of the gameplan and added impressive numbers. Triche is ranked number 18 all-time in school scoring with over 1,500 points.
After Syracuse, Triche went undrafted in 2013 and never played in an NBA game. His career progressed, and he bounced around with a few teams overseas. Now he’s playing in Turkey with Pinar Karsiyaka. His squad is currently in first place with a 19-3 record.
This season Triche has played 15 games with an average of 21 minutes.
Let’s look at his numbers this season; 2019-20 Pinar Karsiyaka stats, per tblstat.com:
- 9.9 points per game
- 3.1 assists per game
- 1.9 rebounds per game
In his team’s most recent game they won 79-74 over Galatasaray S.K. Triche contributed five points and five rebounds in 28 minutes. Triche’s season is still ongoing, and right now, his team is set to play Afyon Belediyespor next Sunday.