Men's basketball

Former Syracuse guard Jardine to join Cleveland Cavaliers’ summer league team

Former Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine will join the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Las Vegas Summer League team and play in its last five games, said Carl Arrigale, Jardine’s coach at Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, in a text message.

Jardine also posted on Twitter and Instagram on Monday about his new opportunity.

During his SU career, Jardine averaged 9.0 points, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

The Cavs’ invite means Jardine, who played for SU from 2007-12, will be reunited with former backcourt mate and fellow Philadelphia native Dion Waiters. The shooting guard – the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft – averaged 14.7 points per game with the Cavaliers this past season and earned NBA first-team all-rookie honors.

Jardine put his name into the same draft but went unselected. In the year since, he has spent time at the Charlotte Bobcats’ training camp but foot and knee injuries have kept him from latching on with any NBA teams.

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