Former Syracuse Orange guard Andy Rautins has signed with CAI Zaragoza of the Liga ACB in Spain. CAI Zaragoza has been part of the top league in Spain since 2009 and are based out of the city of Zaragoza.
Syracuse alum Andrew Rautins, career lights-out 40+% shooter from distance, close to Espana side Zaragoza, I'm told.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 17, 2016
Since becoming the 38th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the New York Knicks, Rautins's career has been very up and down. He saw limited time for the Knicks, but then bounced around between the D-league and overseas. The list of teams on his resume include CB Lucentum Alicante, Tulsa 66ers, Skylinders Frankfurt, Pallacanestro Varese, and Royal Gaziantep.
Rautins averaged 8.8 points per game throughout his Syracuse career, but as pointed out above is a career 40+ percent shooter from beyond the arc. He is coming off a successful season in Turkey with Gaziantep which saw him average 12 points per game, along with 3 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He will now take his talents to Spain where he will hope to continue his scoring success from last season. Rautins will join Stephen Holt of St. Mary's as the only Americans on the team.