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Demetris Nichols to join Boeheim’s Army for TBT

Boeheim’s Army adds a veteran presence alongside Eric Devendorf

2004 NCAA 2st Round: MD_Syracuse Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Boeheim’s Army had added former Syracuse Orange men’s basketball player Demetris Nichols to the roster, per GM Kevin Belbey. Nichols will add a veteran presence alongside his former SU teammate Eric Devedorf for The Basketball Tournament (TBT) this summer.

Along with his experience, Nichols will also provide shooting on a roster replete with threats from range. Malachi Richardson and Tyler Lydon will also play with Boehiem’s Army, as will Brandon Triche. Nichols, Devendorf, Richardson and Lydon can all stretch it while Triche is capable as well.

Nichols last played with Boeheim’s Army in 2018 when the former Syracuse guys fell in the quarterfinals of TBT. In the second round of that tournament, he hit the game-winning shot with the Elam Ending in effect.

Nichols had a strong four-year career at Syracuse, scoring 1,344 points on 205 made 3s, good for sixth all-time (H/T: OrangeHoops). The First Team All Big East player had an extensive professional career. After being selected in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft, Nichols held short stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls before beginning a decade’s long career overseas.

More recently, Nichols called Boehiem’s Army games on broadcast as a color commentator last summer. He also called preseason Syracuse basketball games this past fall on the ACC Network.

At the time of this writing, TBT has not made plans to cancel or postpone games this summer. It’s unclear at this time whether or not fans will be able to attend games. The Syracuse regional is scheduled for the weekend of July 31-August 2. The SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College is scheduled to host the Syracuse regional.

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