Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
To the surprise of virtually no one, Brandon Triche, a 6-foot-4 point guard from Jamesville-Dewitt High outside of Syracuse, will play for the Orange.
Triche’s decision came after an in-home visit with Orange head coach Jim Boeheim Sunday night. He decided not to visit UConn and Georgetown as a result.
“I had a great visit with Coach Boeheim and Coach Fine,” Triche told the Syracuse Post-Standard. “The reasons why they said I should go to Syracuse were exactly the reasons why I already wanted to go there. I’m real comfortable with my decision.”
Last year as a junior, Triche led his school to the Class A state championship. He averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the Red Rams and was the Class A state player of the year.
During his sophomore season, he tore the ACL in his left knee 11 games into the season after averaging 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Triche joins James Southerland, a 6-7 guard/forward from the Bronx who is currently attending Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., in Syracuse’s 2009 recruiting class. Southerland did not qualify academically.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.