Jimmy Boeheim announces commitment to Syracuse basketball

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Juli Boeheim cheers. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kicia Sears, The Juice Online.

Syracuse bolstered its depth at wing on Friday, as Jim Boeheim’s eldest son, Jimmy Boeheim, announced via Instagram that he is transferring to the Orange.

Jimmy led Cornell in scoring in the 2019-20 season, averaging 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He shot just 29.5 percent from downtown a season after he shot 35.0 percent.

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Jimmy didn’t play in 2020-21 after the Ivy League cancelled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also does not allow graduate students to play in varsity athletics, and Jimmy is on pace to graduate this May. He entered his name into the transfer portal in November shortly after the Ivy League announced it wouldn’t be playing.

Jimmy’s arrival at Syracuse, where his father is the head coach, and his younger brother, Buddy, led the team in scoring last year, is the latest in a busy offseason for Syracuse.

Earlier in the day, wing Woody Newton announced his transfer to Oklahoma State, while Seton Hall officially announced the signing of Kadary Richmond. On Monday, reports surfaced that Alan Griffin had declared for the NBA Draft, joining Quincy Guerrier (though Guerrier didn’t hire an agent and could possibly return).

Syracuse has also lost Robert Braswell, Marek Dolezaj and John Bol Ajak, and is still awaiting a decision from Frank Anselem.

The Orange wasted no time in reloading, adding Jimmy, Marquette guard Symir Torrence and Villanova wing Cole Swider. Syracuse also welcomes five-star wing Benny Williams in the fall.

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