Former Syracuse Orange basketball player Chris McCullough will suit up for Boeheim’s Army this summer, as first reported by Donna Ditota. The Army now has seven players for The Basketball Tournament (TBT) as McCullough joins Eric Devendorf, John Gillon, Tyler Lydon, Demetris Nichols, Malachi Richardson and Brandon Triche. Ryan Blackwell will coach Boeheim’s Army.
BREAKING: Our next roster addition is former first round draft pick Chris McCullough! We’re so excited to have Chris join our team this summer ! pic.twitter.com/TgSnQ5ubHC— Boeheim's Army (@BoeheimsArmy) May 28, 2020
McCullough played just one season at Syracuse and went on to be selected 29th in the 2015 NBA Draft. He played three seasons in the NBA before embarking on a professional career in China, Puerto Rico and most recently, the Phillipines.
TBT announced on Wednesday that it will host the tournament from one central location this summer. The tournament has been condensed to just 24 teams and will occur over the course of 10 days. Players will be tested for Covid-19 prior to games and will continue to be screened throughout the event. Should any player test positive at any point, he and his team will be removed from the field.
As a result of this new tournament structure, the eight regional locations won’t host games. That means Boeheim’s Army won’t be playing in Syracuse at Onondaga Community College, but any fan who bought tickets in advance will be refunded in full.