It has been speculated whether he would eventually become a member of the Syracuse Orange basketball roster due to his last name. But recently Boeheim has broken out as a legitimate division 1 prospect. Boeheim confirmed the speculation and has committed to stay at home and play for his Hall of Fame father, Jim Boeheim.
“Having the chance to play for him would mean everything to me. Especially with a coaching staff like that. They’re like family to me. All of that makes this the main reason why I want to play there.” Boeheim stated. He also spoke of growing up around the program, going to the Carrier Dome all the time, and watching his father on the sidelines.
Boeheim will try to send his father off with a national championship, the teams first since the 2003 National Championship run with Carmelo Anthony, Gerry McNamara, and Hakim Warrick. Boeheim made a statement that many Syracuse fans will love claiming “Expect a lot of winning when I’m there”.
It was not a lock Boeheim would end up in Syracuse, as he had offers from Binghamton, Iona, UMass, and Gonzaga. Buddy is a 3-star recruit from Brewster Academy, will slot into the Orange as a 3 point shooting threat to stretch the floor, but is not the typical mold of a Syracuse recruit. Syracuse usually attracts long athletic players who fit well into the 2-3 zone. Boeheim will join 5-star recruit Darrius Bazley in Coach Boeheim’s 2018 recruiting class.