Boeheim is the son of Hall of Fame Orange coach Jim Boeheim, who was college roommates with former Pistons great and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.
And that’s not the only link between the Boeheims and Motown. Pistons GM Troy Weaver was a Syracuse assistant from 2000-04. Assistant GM and G-League Motor City Cruise president Rob Murphy was on the Orange staff from 2004-11.
Buddy Boeheim led the ACC in scoring with 19.2 points per game last season while shooting 40.6% from the field. The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder knocked down 34.1% of his 3-pointers and also shot 88.4% from the free throw line.
Boeheim finished his college career with 309 made 3-pointers; second behind Gerry McNamara’s school record 400. His senior season saw him named to the All-ACC First Team.
Following his final college run, Boeheim scored 20 points and drained six 3-pointers in the NBA G League showcase. He was not invited to the NBA draft combine but was allowed to work out for teams.
Boeheim will likely be fighting for a Pistons roster spot in the NBA Summer League from July 7-17 in Las Vegas.
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