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Former Syracuse Basketball Guard Andy Rautins Signs With Pro Team In Turkey

Andy Rautins will play basketball in Turkey this season.

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After spending last season in Italy, former Syracuse Orange basketball player Andy Rautins has agreed to play in Turkey this year. Rautins spent last season playing for Cimberio Varese where he averaged 12 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Now, Rautins will head further east to play for Royal Hali Gaziantep in Turkey.

The sharpshooter will join Jawad Williams on the Royal Hazi team. Williams averaged 13.1 points and 4 rebounds per game on North Carolina's 2005 National Championship team.

Rautins has been a world traveler since graduating from Syracuse. The former second-round pick of the New York Knicks has played in Spain, for the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League and in Frankfurt, Germany where he played for the Fraport Skylines.

The erstwhile Syracuse player could be with the Canadian National team next summer for the 2016 Olympics. But should he be available, he'd be a great addition to Boeheim's Army in next year's The Basketball Tournament. See some of Rautins' highlights from Italy below.