No members of the Syracuse Orange were selected in the NBA Draft for the first time since 2011. No ‘Cuse fans will pout over Tyus Battle’s return, as he (and probably Oshae Brissett too) will likely end this short hiatus in 2019. Though it does dry up the excitement of a new breakout Orange star suiting up in the Association.
But Summer League, beginning this week with all 30 teams in Las Vegas for the first time, presents a new opportunity for a short list of young players with CNY ties. Many of these names are why Syracuse has had selections in all but two drafts since 2005, even if they’re no longer on their original team. Others are still early enough in their respective careers that this is just the necessary hill to climb. All will be getting a shot to prove themselves in Vegas.
Click here for a rundown of the former Orange standouts to watch.
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Michael Gbinije joins the list of former Syracuse players in the NBA Summer League https://t.co/HxK1bGVXn8
— syracuse.com (@syracusedotcom) July 2, 2018
2017 first round pick Tyler Lydon – one of the main storylines to follow at Summer League. pic.twitter.com/liPFOQNMaU
— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) July 1, 2018
— NBA News Now (@NBANewsNow247) June 30, 2018