#21 Cole Swider
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6'9" 225 lbs Forward
HS: St. Andrews Barrington, RI
Born: 5/8/1999 Portsmouth, RI
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2021-22 Sr F 33 33 1136 160 364
44.0%
58 67
86.6%
81 197
41.1%
45 223 183 40 78 3 45 32 12 459 13.9 1.4 6.8
Career    
33
33
1136
160
364
44.0%
58
67
86.6%
81
197
41.1%
45
223
183
40
78
3
45
32
12
459
13.9
1.4
6.8

Cole Swider was a smooth shooting forward for the Syracuse Orange basketball team for one season. He was an excellent knock down three point shooter who added the dimension of scrapping for rebounds.

Cole Swider Syracuse BasketballSwider would play three years for Villanova. He was a primarily a perimeter player for the Wildcats, taking the majority of his shorts from three point range. His perimeter shooting improved each season, and he hit 40.2% of this three point shots his junior year. Swider missed twelve games his freshman year after his fractured a bone in his right hand. Swider had the opportunity to start fifteen games his sophomore season, before settling back into a reserve role for his junior year.

He had a Villanova career high 26 points in a victory over Middle Tennessee his sophomore season.

Villanova
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2018-19 Fr F 21 0 201 24 64 37.5% 12 19 63.2% 13 46 28.3% 12 26 16 10 26 - 9 3 1 26 3.5 0.6 1.2
2019-20 So F 31 15 573 72 163 44.2% 6 9 66.7% 38 108 35.2% 18 91 69 22 52 - 24 6 10 188 6.1 0.6 2.9
2020-21 Jr F 25 2 473 49 115 42.6% 9 12 75.0% 35 87 40.2% 27 69 54 15 54 - 10 13 2 142 5.7 1.1 2.8
Career    
77
17
1247
145
342
42.4%
27
40
67.5%
86
241
35.7%
57
186
139
47
109
-
43
22
13
403
5.2
0.7
2.4

Swider transferred to Syracuse after his junior season.

Swider was going to be counted on to provide much needed perimeter shooting for the Orange, but he struggled early in the season to find his rhythm. He did provide the rebounding the team needed, leading the team over the course of the season and pulling down double digit rebounds eight times including a season high 14 against Wake Forest. Swider would eventually find his stride with his three point shooting stroke, and would lead the team in three point shooting percentage. He had a career high 36 points in the overtime loss to North Carolina on 7 of 11 three point shooting before he fouled out. He would have another big game against Florida State in the ACC tournament scoring 28 points with 13 rebounds in only 28 minutes.

Swider would go undrafted in the NBA draft, but would immediately sign a two-way deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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