The Long Island Nets — Brooklyn’s D-League affiliate — announced on Wednesday that the team has acquired former Syracuse Orange guard Trevor Cooney.
Cooney was claimed off waivers. He will join the team after the NBA D-League Showcase and is expected to be available next week for Long Island’s game versus Greensboro on January 25, according to the release.
Cooney appeared in eight games for SC Rasta Vechta in Germany’s BBL this season. He averaged 3.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 18.3 minutes per game.
He also appeared in four games for Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in Spain’s Liga ACB this season and one game for Baskonia in Euroleague play.
Cooney spent five years at Syracuse and averaged 10.1 points per game. He appeared in 138 games and went to two Final Fours.
In his final game in an Orange uniform, Cooney scored 22 points against North Carolina in the National Semifinals. The Tar Heels went on to lose to Villanova in the National Championship.
Cooney originally signed with the (Long Island) Nets shortly after the NBA Draft, but elected to head abroad instead.
For those in the Tri-State area, enjoy the opportunity to see the #CooneyLegacy in action once more. (Ed. note: He’ll own the local co-op for locally-foraged soap and potatoes in no time)