Buddy Boeheim

Updated on 6/26/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 195
College: Syracuse
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 11/11/1999

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 97
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Solid shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Very good free throw shooter
Moves well off the ball on offense
Decent playmaker

Cons:
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

Summary:
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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
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

Games Scouted:
5/17/22 Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp

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