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Former Syracuse G Trevor Cooney heads to Spain over D-League

One look at Long Island and Trevor was like “nahhhhh...”

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A few days ago, we were excited to hear that former Syracuse Orange guard Trevor Cooney was headed to the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s D-League affiliate. Now it ends up that he won’t be opening up that artisanal cheese shop next to Barclays Center after all.

According to a report from CuseBlog’s Ben Sigel, Cooney will instead head to Spain this Sunday. He’ll suit up for Liga ACB’s Saski Baskonia (seriously check out this logo), which plays in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, on a much more lucrative deal than he would’ve had in the D-League says Sigel’s source.

Sigel also points out that the first-tier Spanish squad has also churned out some notable NBA alums such as Pablo Prigioni, Tiago Splitter and Luis Scola.

Cooney will get to face another notable Orange sharpshooter while he’s over in Liga ACB, too. As was reported the other day, Andy Rautins will play for CAI Zaragoza this season. While it’s unlikely to be easy to watch the game, it’ll certainly be appointment television for Syracuse fans when Cooney’s neckbeard and Andy’s new, majestic real beard face off against one another this season.