Syracuse basketball players Buddy Boeheim and Cole Swider sign NBA two-way contracts

Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim, left, is defended by Georgia Tech guard Kyle Sturdivant during...
Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim, left, is defended by Georgia Tech guard Kyle Sturdivant during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)(Adrian Kraus | AP)
Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 2:15 PM EDT
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WBNG) - Syracuse standouts Buddy Boeheim and Cole Swider signed NBA two-way contracts promptly after the completion of the draft on Thursday night. Boeheim signed with the Detroit Pistons while Swider reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Boeheim earned first team All-ACC honors as a senior. He led the ACC in scoring average (19.2 ppg.), free-throw percentage (.884) and minutes played average (38.0). Boeheim scored in double digits in 28-of-32 contests last winter. He finished his Syracuse tenure ranked second in career 3-point field goals (309) and 13th in career points (1,765).

Swider transferred to Syracuse prior to last season following three years at Villanova. He stepped right into a starting role and was with the first unit in all 33 contests. He averaged 13.9 points per game and a squad-leading 6.8 rebounds per outing. Swider had a season-high 36 points in an overtime loss at North Carolina.

Both players are likely to participate in the NBA Summer League, scheduled for July 7-17.

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