Jimmy Boeheim to join dad, brother with SU basketball

Jimmy Boeheim to join SU hoops

Jim Boeheim's eldest son to transfer from Cornell for his final year of basketball.
Published: April 16, 2021
The Boeheim family are reunited on the court at the carrier dome.
Jimmy Boeheim joins his family on the Carrier Doom floor in December 2018 when his Cornell team played Syracuse.

The active offseason continues for Syracuse men’s basketball. Players have been transferring in and out since the season ended this year, the most recent addition to the roster being Jimmy Boeheim – older brother of Buddy Boeheim and oldest son of Jim Boeheim.

Orange basketball has become the family business on campus, adding another member of the “Boeheim Bunch,” a move that has been months in the making, if not years.

“It’s honestly surreal,” Boeheim told syracuse.com. “It just feels right.”

Boeheim has spent the past few years a short drive away from his hometown of Syracuse in Ithaca, New York, playing basketball for the Cornell Big Red. Before missing this past season due to coronavirus cancellations, Boeheim was averaging 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. He made 31 3-pointers in 21 games.

The 6-foot-8 forward joins his 6-6 sharpshooting brother on an SU team that shot 33.9 percent from behind the arc last year. After losing Kadary Richmond to the transfer portal, Syracuse picked up Villanova transfer Cole Swider to help in the frontcourt along with Boeheim.

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