Detroit Pistons reportedly sign Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim to 2-way contract after NBA draft

Detroit Free Press

Following a solid 2022 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons have signed former Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim to a two-way contract, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and The Post-Standard’s Mike Waters.

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.

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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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