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Why Buddy Boeheim helps Syracuse more than you think

Buddy Boeheim made it official on Sept. 8, announcing that he would play basketball at Syracuse under his father. The move surprised no one, given Boeheim’s emergence as an ACC-caliber recruit, and his father’s decision to stay for the foreseeable future at Syracuse.

The 6-5 Boeheim, a product of Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, gives something the Orange desperately needs – outside shooting. This summer, playing for one of New York’s elite AAU programs, the Albany City Rocks, Boeheim converted over 48 percent of his 3-point attempts.

Boeheim averaged 12.2 points per game in the highly-competitive Nike EYBL circuit, which provided him a chance to complete with and against much of the nation’s top hoops talent. In the prestigious Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam, Boeheim was a stellar 15-of-27 (55.6 percent) from 3-point range.

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