Buddy Boeheim be under scholarship on the Syracuse roster in the 2018-19 season — But scholarship could be handed off if needed. But don’t think for a second that Buddy got handed this opportunity because of his name… NO, Buddy isn’t the stereotypical coaches son.
Buddy is more than your ordinary coaches son type player. He was on the Nike EYBL circuit as a member of the Albany City Rocks. He played alongside players like Isaiah Stewart, Joseph Girard, Nahziah Carter, just to name some. Once the circuit in the spring came to an end, if you took a look at the shooting stats you would see Buddy Boeheim’s name sitting in the top-10.
Boeheim made 27 out of 57 shots (47%) against some of the best players in the entire nation. That landed him top-10 in shooting out of the whole circuit — the circuit that features some of the best high school players in the country.
Boeheim also held offers from Gonzaga, Binghampton, UMass, and Iona.
“i’m ready to surprise a lot of people next year”
I caught up with the Brewster Academy standout & Syracuse signee on living out his dream, his dad, and fellow Syracuse signees.
What was it like to finally commit to Syracuse?
Buddy: It was like a dream come true for me to have the chance to be able to play for my dad and one of the greatest programs in all of college basketball, and be apart of that tradition I grew up watching my whole life.
Obviously having offers from other D1’s was any other school considered?
Buddy: No not really it was always my plan to play at Syracuse from the start it just came down to me working on my game and becoming good enough to be able to play there.
What do you see your impact being at Syracuse?
Buddy: I think that I’m gonna be the shooter they need to hit shots whenever my name is called. I can also do much more than that [shoot] like make plays for my teammates.
Thoughts on Jalen Carey?
Buddy: Really talented player who is a really gifted scorer and can do all things to help the team win.
Thoughts on Darius Bazley?
Buddy: Very good player — one of the most talented players in the country and can’t wait to get on the court with him, competes and is a winner with a great work ethic.
Relationship with Brewster teammate/Cuse commit, Brenden Paul?
Buddy: Brenden and I have become very close over the last couple months. We both love basketball and it’s someone I’m excited to be with for the next four years at Syracuse.
How was life growing up and now as Jim Boeheim’s son?
Buddy: It’s been something I will never take for granted. I’ve had some amazing experiences traveling the world and meeting some of the best players that ever played the game. It also brings a lot of pressure and motivates me to be the best person and player I can be.