When we last checked in on Boeheim’s Army, the gang of Syracuse Orange basketball alums had just announced their official entry into 2017’s The Basketball Tournament. Since then, the team’s racked up well over 1,000 fan votes and now sit among the top four in the Northeast region.
That said, they’re still ineligible with just five players. They’ll need seven to be eligible for the $2 million prize.
Luckily, they got one step closer to that mark today. A source confirms to TNIAAM that former Syracuse player Donte Greene will be suiting up for Boeheim’s Army this year.
Fresh off of a 41Pt/21Reb overseas performance, #BoeheimsArmy welcomes back DONTE GREENE #CuseNation #TBT2017 https://t.co/6dPSCbFxQZ pic.twitter.com/4gCvSJIZ0Z— Boeheim's Army (@BoeheimsArmy) May 10, 2017
Greene will join Eric Devendorf, C.J. Fair, Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche on the squad, which will be coached by Ryan Blackwell. In his one season at SU, Greene scored 17.7 points per game and added 7.2 rebounds per.
He was drafted 28th overall in the NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Houston Rockets. Greene ended up playing four season in the NBA, all with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 6.1 points per game in 253 contests.
Since then, he’s played in the NBA Summer League, UAE National Basketball League, Saudi Premier League, Liga Nacional de Balconcesto (Dominican Republic) and Baloncesto Superior Nacional (Puerto Rico), among others. He scored 41 points just last week for TNT KaTropa in the Philippine Basketball Association’s Commissioner’s Cup.
Welcome aboard, Donte! Boeheim’s Army will need one more player by June 1.