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GonzagasaurusFlex
07-18-2017, 01:36 AM
http://https://twitter.com/buddy21352135/status/887143182093479936 (https://twitter.com/buddy21352135/status/887143182093479936)

6'5" guard from my high school alma mater: Jamesville-DeWitt HS in Jamesville, NY...suburb of Syracuse. Was named Central New York's large school player of the year. Pretty sure he is 2018 recruit but no time to check that right now. This is definitely not just a case of Few doing his buddy Jim Bosheim a favor. He's likely to get more offers before end of his senior year.

More info here:
http://https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2017/04/buddy_boeheim_has_phenomenal_eybl_weekend_is_he_a_ syracuse_basketball_target.amp (https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2017/04/buddy_boeheim_has_phenomenal_eybl_weekend_is_he_a_ syracuse_basketball_target.amp)

jazzdelmar
07-18-2017, 03:19 AM
http://https://twitter.com/buddy21352135/status/887143182093479936 (https://twitter.com/buddy21352135/status/887143182093479936)

6'5" guard from my high school alma mater: Jamesville-DeWitt HS in Jamesville, NY...suburb of Syracuse. Was named Central New York's large school player of the year. Pretty sure he is 2018 recruit but no time to check that right now. This is definitely not just a case of Few doing his buddy Jim Bosheim a favor. He's likely to get more offers before end of his senior year.

More info here:
http://https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2017/04/buddy_boeheim_has_phenomenal_eybl_weekend_is_he_a_ syracuse_basketball_target.amp (https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2017/04/buddy_boeheim_has_phenomenal_eybl_weekend_is_he_a_ syracuse_basketball_target.amp)

An upstate high school power.

Goshzagit
07-18-2017, 06:11 AM
Seems a little out of the blue...err...Orange?

No way Buddy pops up on our radar, if not for Coach Boeheim.

Him and Mark at extremely close, best friends.

Buddy received an offer from UMass and has SOME interest via A-10 schools. Considered a local talent, 2* prospect who can shoot. Unmarked by most recruiting services. Smart kid, yet not nearly athletic enough (yet).

I have a strong inkling/suspicion Coach reached out to Coach, if you catch my drift. Jim Boeheim has always gushed about our style of play and our program.

Gonzaga would never offer this kid, in NY, no visit, etc without trust b/w friends.

Nothing wrong with it, but definitely more to the story here. Maybe to help generate more interest in Buddy or just helping him out? 'Cuse may not even offer...

When your own Coach is saying, "he can play in the Atlantic 10, at least..." Speaks for itself.

A mid-major type of talent, but could be a nice fit for the program. A bench guy.

Reborn
07-18-2017, 07:37 AM
He's 2018-'19.

JPtheBeasta
07-18-2017, 07:56 AM
McNamara wasn't exactly an athletic specimen, yet he was a centerpiece for Syracuse during his time there.

mattydog73
07-18-2017, 08:03 AM
The staff places a lot of emphasis on the value of a kid coming from a "basketball family" thus the offer extended in this case.

Zags_Fanatic
07-18-2017, 10:08 AM
Really sounds like he is describing Gonzaga in this interview when he talks about what he is looking for at the next level: http://www.d1circuit.com/news_article/show/814744-video-peach-jam-interview-with-buddy-boeheim-from-albany-city-rocks-ny-

Might need to redshirt as a freshman, but he has size and shoots lights out and Boeheim is a HOF coach. Says in the interview he will likely decide at the end of the summer.

Goshzagit
07-18-2017, 10:34 AM
Coaches kids are always good players/people to have in the program.

While the offer seems a bit far-fetched based on our recruiting trends lately -- in more ways than one -- he would be a welcome addition.

ps. McNamara was also considered a Top-10 PG nationally by the time he was a Junior, not to mention a 4* by every recruiting service and Top-75 recruit nationally.

Maybe this kid has that type of potential, and maybe 'Cuse will end up offering him as well.

Zagdawg
07-18-2017, 10:58 AM
Sign him and maybe we get Cuse in Spokane for a game.

GonzagasaurusFlex
07-18-2017, 04:14 PM
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Fresh from an impressive shooting performance at the Nike EYBL's premier event, Peach Jam, Buddy Boeheim received a scholarship offer from the 2016-17 NCAA finalist.
Gonzaga lost to North Carolina in the 2017 national championship game. The Zags traditionally place a premium on shooters and Boeheim has proven he can make perimeter shots during this summer's sneaker circuit.
He made 55 percent of his shots overall (22-40) in five pool play games at Peach Jam. He shot a whopping 57 percent from the 3-point line (16-28) during those games.
Buddy, the younger son of Jim and Juli Boeheim, plays for the Albany City Rocks, which qualified for Peach Jam, finished 4-1 in pool play and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament last weekend. There, the City Rocks lost to Team Takeover and Villanova commit Brandon Slater. Buddy Boeheim (3-9, 1-5) and most of his teammates struggled to make shots in that game.
Buddy Boeheim will attend Brewster Academy in 2017-18 for his final year of high school and play for a program that routinely puts players into high Division I programs. Many of them have attended SU, Taurean Thompson being the most recent Brewster grad to play for the Orange.
Boeheim has said he is considering playing for his dad at Syracuse, though he has yet to determine whether that would be the best option for his college basketball career. He likely will gain more offers from other programs as the summer wears on.

Zagceo
07-18-2017, 04:58 PM
do coaches kids get free education like teaches or not? Sounds like they don't.....

Alford and McDermott come to mind both played as walk ons at some point to save scholarships.

soccerdud
07-18-2017, 05:20 PM
do coaches kids get free education like teaches or not? Sounds like they don't.....

Alford and McDermott come to mind both played as walk ons at some point to save scholarships.

i'm not sure, but i'd imagine so. i believe sarbaugh had free tuition due to a parent who had previously worked as a professor at GU.

bartruff1
07-18-2017, 05:57 PM
I am surprised that old fart has a kid this young....make him promise to play in the Kennel or at least in Seattle...

SWZag
07-19-2017, 05:55 AM
While Rem didn't get a scholarship offer, he did come in as a walk-on and provided off the court "masterfulness." Rem is also the son of a very successful high school coach. Having these types may not always show up on the scoreboard, but they definitely impact the team in positive and immeasurable ways.

Buddy could have a similar impact.

Zag365
07-19-2017, 08:37 AM
He finds guys who have good basketball genes, love the game like he does, are coachable, perform in school, give max effort in practice, can play at D-1 level, and take pride in being part of a national program even if they don't get tons of playing time. Some of them become valuable role players or even starters in third or fourth year. Don't know anything more about BB than what I've read here; but, he seems to fit the mold of the type of player the coaching staff values to fill out the roster. We need the right fit/chemistry for these deep bench guys and BB sounds perfect. Q: Will he only see playing time when the defense is playing zone? ;)

JPtheBeasta
07-19-2017, 09:20 AM
He finds guys who have good basketball genes, love the game like he does, are coachable, perform in school, give max effort in practice, can play at D-1 level, and take pride in being part of a national program even if they don't get tons of playing time. Some of them become valuable role players or even starters in third or fourth year. Don't know anything more about BB than what I've read here; but, he seems to fit the mold of the type of player the coaching staff values to fill out the roster. We need the right fit/chemistry for these deep bench guys and BB sounds perfect. Q: Will he only see playing time when the defense is playing zone? ;)

Good question :]

Mr Vulture
07-19-2017, 10:20 AM
You guys act like this kid would be a walk on if his dad wasn't Jim Boeheim. The kid is a 6'5" guard that can really shoot. Maybe he lacks a little athletically, I haven't seen enough to determine either way, but his basketball IQ is likely high. Ultimately, I bet he still goes to Syracuse but goodness...

GonzagasaurusFlex
07-19-2017, 04:12 PM
You guys act like this kid would be a walk on if his dad wasn't Jim Boeheim. The kid is a 6'5" guard that can really shoot. Maybe he lacks a little athletically, I haven't seen enough to determine either way, but his basketball IQ is likely high. Ultimately, I bet he still goes to Syracuse but goodness...

Exactly. He's on the cusp of possibly turning into a very good D-I recruit after showing well on summer circuit vs high level opposition. Isn't this exactly the kind of player and recruiting strategy Zags have consistently used? Offer the rising talent before the glamour teams do to better your chances of landing him.

Borderline rude and some kind of bias for so many fans to label him a likely walk-on or charity case schollie offer just because he's white, coach's son and son of a close friend of Few's. Give Zags more credit than that.

Let's go Buddy Ball 2.0. Good luck at Brewster Academy for your senior season.

Radbooks
07-20-2017, 06:59 AM
Here is an article from SLAM magazine about Buddy:


Jim Boeheim’s Son, Buddy, Is Piling Up College Offers (http://www.slamonline.com/college-hs/high-school/jim-boeheims-son-buddy-piling-college-offers/#VyHx8iY6GGZBZ3Mb.97)

scrooner
07-21-2017, 05:52 AM
Jeff Goodman writes that Buddy is going to Syracuse, no doubt about it:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/20104529/syracuse-coach-jim-boeheim-ready-welcome-son-buddy-boeheim-orange

After spending his senior year at prep school powerhouse Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, Buddy Boeheim will play for his father in 2018-19. Jim Boeheim is going to end his career coaching his kid.

"We're going to try and win it all together and end his career with a national championship," Buddy said.

"I'm not going anywhere else. I just want to wait and get the AAU season over with before I make the decision. ... I think I probably have to tell him to make it official."

bartruff1
07-21-2017, 07:20 AM
What a wonderful opportunity for a father and his son....no matter how successful they are, it is the right choice and something they will be able to share for the rest of their lives...IMHO of course..

thebigsmoove
07-21-2017, 07:48 AM
Jeff Goodman writes that Buddy is going to Syracuse, no doubt about it:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/20104529/syracuse-coach-jim-boeheim-ready-welcome-son-buddy-boeheim-orange

After spending his senior year at prep school powerhouse Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, Buddy Boeheim will play for his father in 2018-19. Jim Boeheim is going to end his career coaching his kid.

"We're going to try and win it all together and end his career with a national championship," Buddy said.

"I'm not going anywhere else. I just want to wait and get the AAU season over with before I make the decision. ... I think I probably have to tell him to make it official."

Was this ever really in doubt? I find it humorous that wasnt the initial reaction of every poster on this board.

JPtheBeasta
07-21-2017, 08:17 AM
Was this ever really in doubt? I find it humorous that wasnt the initial reaction of every poster on this board.

I thought he might have been wanting to go somewhere else and prove that his roster spot wasn't nepotism. I don't have strong feelings about this kid either way but would not ever be surprised if a coach's kid tried to prove himself by going to a school other than the one where his dad is coaching.

ETA: this might have been diplomatic all the way so that Boeheim could answer any criticisms about potential nepotism by saying that the national title runner-up offered him.

Worthington
07-21-2017, 08:23 AM
Maybe I'm missing something, but why waste other coaches time if you know you're just going to play for your dad no matter what?

Robzagnut
07-21-2017, 09:21 AM
Maybe I'm missing something, but why waste other coaches time if you know you're just going to play for your dad no matter what?

To decrease the concerns and fervor over the perceived nepotism.

"Hey, if he's good enough to get offered by Gonzaga, we want him on our team."

TexasZagFan
07-21-2017, 09:23 AM
I thought he might have been wanting to go somewhere else and prove that his roster spot wasn't nepotism. I don't have strong feelings about this kid either way but would not ever be surprised if a coach's kid tried to prove himself by going to a school other than the one where his dad is coaching.

ETA: this might have been diplomatic all the way so that Boeheim could answer any criticisms about potential nepotism by saying that the national title runner-up offered him.

Since when has Boeheim given a hoot over being criticized? Lol

bartruff1
07-21-2017, 09:49 AM
since never

JPtheBeasta
07-21-2017, 05:32 PM
Since when has Boeheim given a hoot over being criticized? Lol

Good point :)

I suppose he's earned that privilege.

Outraged
07-23-2017, 07:07 PM
To decrease the concerns and fervor over the perceived nepotism.

"Hey, if he's good enough to get offered by Gonzaga, we want him on our team."

Hmmm......what do we get in return?

gonzagafan62
07-23-2017, 07:45 PM
Hmmm......what do we get in return?

Cash considerations and a player to be named later