Men's Basketball

Charlotte Bobcats sign former Syracuse forward Southerland

Former Syracuse forward James Southerland has been signed by the Charlotte Bobcats, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-8 forward, who went undrafted in the NBA Draft in June, posted career-highs in scoring, rebounding and 3-point shooting as a senior with the Orange in 2012-13, despite missing six games due to academic ineligibility.

The sharpshooter showed off his stroke on several occasions with Syracuse. Southerland tied the Orange’s single-game program record with nine 3-pointers in a 35-point performance to lead SU to a win at Arkansas last November.

In March, Southerland set the Big East tournament record with 17 3-pointers and earned all-tournament honors. He averaged 11.8 points per game and hit eight 3-pointers in the Orange’s run to the Final Four in last year’s NCAA Tournament.

Throughout his four-year SU career, Southerland averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Over the past few months, Southerland had played with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Orlando Summer League and with the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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