Former Syracuse basketball forward Cole Swider leads Lakers to victory in NBA Summer League Finals

Syracuse, NY ― Cole Swider ended his NBA Summer League run with the Los Angeles Lakers in style on Saturday.

The former Syracuse forward scored a team-high 16 points to lead the Lakers to a 95-84 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

It was the fifth and final game in Las Vegas for the Lakers. Swider scored in double figures in four of the games and averaged 15.4 points per game during the NBA Summer League.

Swider’s offense, as throughout his run in Vegas, came mostly from the 3-point line. The 6-foot-9 Swider went 4-for-6 on 3-pointers against Dallas.

In the Lakers’ five games, Swider made 50 percent of his 3-point attempts, connecting on 19 of 38 shots from beyond the arc.

The Lakers signed Swider to a two-way deal after the NBA draft in June. He will go to training camp with Los Angeles in the fall. He greatly improved his chances of earning a permanent spot on the roster thanks to his performances in Las Vegas.

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