As a junior last season, Triche led J-D to the Class A state championship. He averaged 20.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the Red Rams. He was the Class A state player of the year.
It was a comeback season for Triche. He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee 11 games into his sophomore season. He was averaging 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds at the time of the injury. Despite playing only 11 games, he still earned second-team all-state honors in Class A.
Triche will join James Southerland, a 6-6 guard/forward from New York City who is currently attending Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., in Syracuse's current recruiting class.
Um, I'm sorry, he's recovering from ACL surgery? Don't we already have enough of those? Then again, I guess it's a good thing, it's like he got it out of the way early so he doesn't have to tear it at SU.
There's one last note in the article that was just awesome. For those who are worried about whether or not Mike Hopkins is putting in the work necessary to one-day take over the SU program, I give you this...
Triche noted that he's known Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins since he was 8 years oldSo remember when you're mother told you as a child not to talk to strangers if you're by yourself? Well maybe it should be amended to "unless he identifies himself as an assistant coach for a Division 1 basketball program."
Bud Poliquin chimes in with his thought on Triche, and notes that sooner or later, depending on how long Jonny Flynn sticks around, young Brandon is going to be called on to do good things.