Updated on 6/26/22. Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.
2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 97
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Very good free throw shooter
Moves well off the ball on offense
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his rebounding
Needs to improve his defense
Plays in a zone-heavy defensive scheme
Only an average athlete
Buddy Boeheim is a skilled, sharpshooting swingman that can shoot and pass the basketball. He had a solid junior season in which he lead Syracuse to get to the 2021 NCAA Tournament. He then scored 30 points and he made 7 three-pointers in his team’s first-round win over San Diego State in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and he was a star in the NCAA tournament last season.
This year, Boeheim had an up and down senior season, but he played very well in his second game of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp. He will need to show NBA teams that he can effectively defend in a man-to-man scheme, and the adjustment from going from a zone to a man-to-man scheme may be a significant one. Currently, Boeheim projects to be a borderline second round candidate in the 2022 draft.
Syracuse Basketball Bio
YouTube’s Highlights of the 1/12/21 Syracuse vs. North Carolina Game via ACC Digital Network
YouTube’s Highlights of the 3/19/21 Syracuse vs. San Diego State Game via March Madness
247Sports’ Article on Boeheim Stating That He’ll Return For His Senior Season
5/17/22 Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp
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