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Syracuse Basketball: Brandon Triche, Now Part-Zombie, Will Play for Boeheim's Army

The former Orange star has spent the last year recovering from a torn ACL. Now he's ready to get back on the court and do so with other former Orange.

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Now we know why former Syracuse Orange star Brandon Triche always seems to be wearing a hat. Now that he's part zombie, the only way to take him out if to destroy his brain. You'll have to catch him first.

Triche is recovering from a torn ACL injury that cut short his time playing in Italy, the second ACL issue of his career. This time, however, he's healing thanks to a little help from "a cadaver graft of an Achilles tendon," which will allow him to be ready to play for Boeheim's Army in the upcoming TBT.

"He's perfect for us for so many reasons. Brandon Triche is someone who embodies what Syracuse basketball is all about," said Kevin Belbey, the general manager of Boeheim's Army. "He's hardworking. He's team first. He's a leader. He's a guy who grew up in Central New York. He's someone who bleeds orange through and through. He's one of the first people I thought of to be a part of this."

"I was kind of pissed I couldn't play last year. I was like, 'Man, I really want to play,'" Triche said. "There's a lot of exposure. It's on ESPN and there are a lot of high-level guys playing. The best part is you're playing with familiar guys. It's like you're back in college, only with older guys."

Triche is hoping to parlay the TBT experience into his next pro gig overseas. Assuming the zombie knee holds up, he shouldn't have a problem.

Speaking of Boeheim's Army, make sure you're voting for them so they get the best possible seed again.