Originally written on Philly Sports Live  |  Last updated 6/29/12

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Arinze Onuaku #21 and Scoop Jardine #11 of the Syracuse Orange celebrate against the California Golden Bears during their semifinal game of the 2K Sports Classic on November 19, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Syracuse point guard, and Philadelphia native Scoop Jardine was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Jardine, who suffered a broken foot last week, will likely get a chance at the NBA through a free agent contract and an invitation to training camp (But will likely miss the summer league). Jardine underwent surgery in Los Angeles Tusday, to repair the broken bone, which has an 8-12 week recovery period, according to his father. Jardine was projected as a possible late second-round pick going into Thursday’s draft after a five-year career at Syracuse. He averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 assists as a senior for SU, leading the Orange to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the Elite Eight. In preparation for the draft, Jardine worked out for upwards of seven teams and broke his foot in a workout with Utah last week. Jardine’s father, Antonio Jardine, said the surgery was a success and that a full recovery is expected. Scoops teammates, Dion Waiters, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph w...
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