After transferring from Grinnell College, Bayer walked onto the Syracuse team after spending the six weeks sleeping on former Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon’s couch in summer 2016.
The 6-foot-4 native of Lagrangeville, New York, then worked his way into Syracuse’s rotation and was even awarded a scholarship. Despite playing just 17 minutes across nine games during the 2017-18 season, Bayer played a key role in SU’s Round of 32 upset win over Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament.
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He looks good in yellow and green!! Braedon Bayer pic.twitter.com/4hpNRiCDVH
— Greg Bayer (@bayergc) June 25, 2018