Boeheim’s Army has added former Syracuse Orange basketball player B.J. Johnson to its roster, per a report from Syracuse.com’s Donna Ditota and team GM Kevin Belbey. This comes on the heels of Friday’s news in which the team picked up Andrew White for the roster for The Basketball Tournament (TBT).
Johnson, of course played two years at Syracuse before transferring to La Salle. He played mostly in the G League this past season, but also had a strong showing with the Atlanta Hawks, earning a pair of 10-day contracts.
Johnson more recently had a strong showing in NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings before being waived last week. In Summer League, he averaged 7.3 points, two rebounds and one assist per game.
Johnson is expected to get into Syracuse on Tuesday. He’ll participate in practices at Melo and scrimmage against the current Orange basketball team. At 6-foot-7, he should give Boeheim’s Army yet another shooter on the wing who can run the floor and finish on the break. With Michael Gbinije, Andrew White, Eric Devendorf, John Gillon, Jordan Crawford and perhaps Brandon Triche (provided he’s healthy), this team has emphasized jump-shooting ability — something it didn’t have as much of last year as other teams in the event seemed to go all-in on threes.
He’ll participate in community events this week with the team, including a visit to The Boys and Girls Club on Monday, and throwing out the first pitch at the Syracuse Mets game on Tuesday night.
Boeheim’s Army will tip off TBT at 7 p.m. EST on Friday from Onondaga Community College. The game will air on ESPN2. Should the team advance it would play on 2 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Both of those games would air on ESPN.