#25/20 Brandon Triche
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6'4" 198 lbs Guard
HS: Jamesville-DeWitt DeWitt, NY
Born: 2/21/1991 Syracuse, NY
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
2009-10 Fr G 35 35 747 100 200
52 82
32 80
99 63 40 23 45 0 71 30 2 284 8.1 2.8 1.8
2010-11 So G 35 35 1009 130 310
80 95
50 150
100 94 58 36 68 0 72 28 3 390 11.1 2.9 2.7
2011-12 Jr G 37 37 834 121 287
62 80
42 120
95 91 56 35 51 0 51 37 4 346 9.4 2.6 2.5
2012-13 Sr G 40 40 1351 185 445
125 168
49 170
144 137 80 57 86 3 109 50 5 544 13.6 3.6 3.4

Brandon Triche was a starting guard on the Syracuse basketball team for four seasons. He was a strong player, capable of playing the point position or shooting guard.

Triche came to Syracuse as the New York State Class A High School Player of the Year. Triche would earn the starting point guard position his freshman year, and would start every game. His perimeter shooting was solid, hitting 40% of his three point shots. However, he did struggle to run the offense consistently. Senior Andy Rautins ran the offense the majority of the time, and reserve Scoop Jardine would come in a share time with Triche. Jardine would finish most games and play the critical moments of the game.

Triche moved to shooting guard his sophomore season, permitting Jardine to start at the point. Triche struggled for most of the season learning to play without the ball in his hands. It was also a big adjustment to not having the open looks he had his freshman year, as now he was viewed as the main three point shooting threat. However, Triche was a valuable member of the team, playing the point whenever Jardine was off the court, and he was the team's best free throw shooter. He would set the Syracuse record for consecutive free throws made when he hit 37 consecutive attempts, late in the season, breaking Mike Lee's record.

Triche would see a reduction in playing time his junior season, resulting from the abundance of talent in Syracuse's backcourt. Jardine was a senior, and Dion Waiters was emerging as the most explosive scoring threat on the court, while freshman Michael Carter-Williams was earning some playing time. Triche played steady basketball that season. He struggled early with his three point shooting but improved as the season progressed. His overall scoring was down, but his scoring per minute increased, and was third in the team in overall scoring. He would spend time at both guard positions.

After three seasons as a solid supporting player, Triche was counted on to be the team leader his senior season. It was a role he appeared uncomfortable with. Syracuse lacked the offensive firepower of the previous season, and opposing defenses were able to key on Syracuse's key players, which included Triche. He would struggle most of the season with his three point shooting, particularly down the regular season stretch when Syracuse lost some key games. Triche also struggled at the free throw line during crucial plays, a situation that he has been solid in the previous three seasons.

Triche did increase his play making abilities and became a stronger rebounder for the team. He stepped up when James Southerland was suspended, and helped the lead the Orange in scoring while Southerland was out. Triche would have a career high 29 points in a win over Seton Hall later in the year.

Triche played better in the NCAA tournament, and led the Orange in the first round with 20 points against Montana. He started driving to the hoop more consistently in the playoffs, which was always a strong point of his game. Triche helped lead the Orange to the Final Four against Michigan. Syracuse's Carter-Williams would foul out with a couple of minutes to go in a tight game. Triche took it upon himself to lead the Orange down the stretch, and found success driving to the hoop. Syracuse was down by three with about 30 seconds to go when Triche drove to the hoop. He was called for charging as a Michigan defender stepped in his way; a very close call that could have gone either way. Triche would foul out thus ending his Syracuse career, and the Orange's chance of advancing.

Triche would finish his career having played and started more games than anyone previously at Syracuse, with 147 games.

Triche is the nephew of former Syracuse player Howard Triche, and the cousin of former Syracuse guard Jason Hart.

Triche would play professionally a couple of seasons of G-League ball in the U.S., plus overseas in Italy, Israel, Greece, and Turkey [1].

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[1] Proballers.com, Brandon Triche Stats