Syracuse basketball player tests positive for COVID-19; Buddy Boeheim out for 7 days due to contact tracing

Just prior to tipping off with Niagara on Thursday, Syracuse basketball announced that one member of the team tested positive for COVID-19.

Behind 23 points and 13 rebounds from Quincy Guerrier, Syracuse defeated Niagara 75-45.

The news comes three weeks after Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim also tested positive for COVID-19.

After the game, Boeheim stipulated that the player who tested positive was a walk-on. According to Boeheim, Syracuse was still able to play the game — after the positive result — thanks to data collected from the team’s wearable tracing devices.

One of those players that was in close contact with the positive player was Buddy Boeheim, Jim’s son and one of the team’s top offensive weapons. Buddy Boeheim will be out for another seven days due to this contact tracing; he will miss the next two games against Rider and Rutgers.


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