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Boeheim’s Army announces Eric Devendorf as first 2020 roster addition

The former Syracuse standout returns.

Big East Tournament: Louisville Cardinals v Syracuse Orange Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Former Syracuse Orange men’s basketball guard Eric Devendorf is the first addition to Boeheim’s Army’s 2020 squad, the team announced via Twitter on Friday.

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is an annual 64-team, single-elimination basketball tournament held in July and August. Teams, many of them college basketball alumni squads like Boeheim’s Army, compete for a $2 million prize.

Devendorf is the lone player to be on every Boeheim’s Army team since it first entered TBT in 2015. Despite no longer playing professional basketball, he has proven to be the emotional and spiritual leader of Boeheim’s Army, not to mention its best player. As last year’s captain, Devendorf led the team with 15.3 points per game while also averaging 3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals.

“Whenever it’s time to play, he’s gonna bring it. It’s just in his blood. He’s just built that way,” BA teammate B.J. Johnson told’s Donna Ditota after a game last summer.

As of now, TBT has not yet canceled its tournament due to the spread of the coronavirus.

For the second consecutive year, SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College is set to host the first three rounds of TBT as one of eight regional sites. Last year, Boeheim’s Army fell in Round 3 there to Team Brotherly Love. The Syracuse alumni squad will return this year on July 31.