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Boeheim’s Army: Andrew White III returns for TBT

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The former Syracuse sharpshooter adds his name to the talented roster

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 01 Syracuse at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former Syracuse Orange player Andrew White III is the latest addition to Boeheim’s Army, as first reported by Syracuse.com’s Donna Ditota.

White brings the Army’s roster to nine players for The Basketball Tournament (TBT). The sharpshooter suits up alongside Eric Devendorf, Brandon Triche, John Gillon, Demetris Nichols, Malachi Richardson, Tyler Lydon, Donte Greene and Chris McCullough.

“I just had a really good time and experience last summer,” White said in an interview with Ditota. “It’s just a great opportunity to play good 5-on-5 competition that is high stakes. I think it’ll be beneficial going into my next season.”

A last-minute addition to 2019’s roster, White played one season at the Carrier Dome as a grad transfer from Nebraska. After going undrafted, he bounced between the G-League and the NBA, most recently playing for the Westchester Knicks before the season was cut short due to the coronavirus.

TBT announced a couple of weeks ago a modified format that features 24 teams playing games over 10 days in one location. An exact date and location has yet to be officially announced, although Georgia governor Brian Kemp tweeted out that the tournament would be coming to Savannah, Ga. earlier this month. An announcement with more information is expected tomorrow.

TBT also announced that 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, both he and his team will be removed from the tournament.

Due to the single location for this year’s tournament, Boeheim’s Army won’t be hosting games at Onondaga Community College like last year. Fans who bought tickets in advance will be refunded in full.