Updated on 8/20/21. Written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Solid shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Very good free throw shooter
Moves fairly 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 swingman that can shoot and pass the basketball. He is having a solid junior season, and he helped lead Syracuse to get to the 2021 NCAA Tournament. 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.
Recently, he 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. Boeheim was a star in the tournament this past season. After his team’s loss to Houston in the Sweet 16, Boeheim stated that he will return for his senior season. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect 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
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