As a sophomore, Lydon was All-ACC Honorable Mention after averaging 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Orange. He helped Syracuse reach the Final Four as a freshman.
Lydon, 21, can make nearly $1.58MM in his first season and nearly $9.48MM over four years, according to the Hoops Rumors chart of rookie scale salaries.
Lydon will play for Denver’s summer league team starting Friday in Las Vegas. He is the 21st first-rounder to agree to a contract.