Syracuse Basketball

Syracuse Basketball: Andy Rautins Wins NBADL Three-Point Contest

NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Andy Rautins #1 of the Syracuse Orange reacts between plays against the Seton Hall Pirates during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Daniel O'BrienFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2013

Former Syracuse Orange star Andy Rautins showcased his elite shooting skills Wednesday in Reno, as he won the NBA D-League Three-Point Shootout.

Rautins plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder's D-League team, the Tulsa 66ers, and he represented the organization superbly as he took home the long-range shooting hardware.

He's having a solid season for the 66ers, averaging 11.1 points per game and 39 percent from distance. Highlights include 6-of-10 three-point shooting against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and a 21-point barrage against the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Orange fans are familiar with Rautins' three-point exploits, dropping 282 triples in his Syracuse career. He's second in school history in three-point makes, trailing only Gerry McNamara.

Here's a clip of his shootout-excellence from Wednesday. You can watch the contest in its entirety Friday at 7 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network.

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