2018 Buddy Boeheim to Play For His Father Jim, at Syracuse

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Buddy Boeheim, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Brewster (NH) Academy, and son of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim announced his commitment to Syracuse on Friday via Twitter. He is not expected to take up a scholarship spot per Mike Waters of Syracuse.com.

“I’ve grown up in the dome, watching Syracuse games,” Boeheim told D1VISION on Friday via text. “I love the whole coaching staff and I’ve always wanted to play for Syracuse my whole life.”

According to 247Sports, Boeheim is ranked as the No. 186 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 2 player from the state of New Hampshire. He joins Darius Bazley as the second commit in Syracuse’s 2018 class. The Orange are also in the running for 2018 guard Jalen Carey, who is currently on his third official visit to Syracuse this weekend (Sept. 8).

“Buddy is a tremendous shooter who possess an outstanding work ethic and desire to improve,” Brewster Academy head coach told D1VISION on Friday. “I’m excited to have him in our community this year.”

Boeheim also held offers from schools such as Gonzaga, Iona, and UMass among others but with his father being the head coach at Syracuse, they have always been the favorite to land him.

“I expect him to treat me like a regular player on the court,” said Boeheim on playing for his father at Syracuse. “But I also expect to learn a lot with all of his wisdom and experience as a coach.”

The 2017-18 season will be Jim Boeheim’s 40th year as head coach at Syracuse and in that time he has won an NCAA Championship, five Big-East Tournament Championships, and has led the Orange to five final four appearances.

“I am so proud that he has put in an unbelievable amount of work to become a Division 1 basketball player,” Boeheim told ZagsBlog.com.

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