Cornell transfer Jimmy Boeheim announced his commitment to Syracuse on Friday where he will join his brother, Buddy, and will play for their father, Coach Boeheim. He announced the transfer via Instagram in a post on Friday.
Jimmy has played his last three seasons with the Big Red, averaging 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season. He also shot a solid 43 percent from the field. As a 6-foot-8 215-pound forward, Jimmy will add some much needed strength and height to the Orange since the team will be losing some key bigs from this year.
Jimmy placed his name into the NCAA transfer portal in November after the Ivy League announced that it was canceling all winter sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He had lived in his parents’ house instead of on campus, as athletes haven’t had access to athletics facilities for most of the pandemic, he told Syracuse.com.
Full circle! Let’s get to it 🧡 https://t.co/sXkN5LBH1I
— Jimmy Boeheim (@jimmyb_23) April 16, 2021
For Jimmy, it will be exciting to be on the court united with his family next year.
“It just feels right,” Jimmy said in an interview with Syracuse Post-Standard. “I can’t wait. I’m really just counting down the days when I can get into the Melo Center. Just picturing my name on a locker there. My name on the back of a jersey. It’s honestly surreal. I never expected this was going to happen. My plan was always to stay at Cornell, graduate and use my eligibility up there. But given the circumstances of the last year, here we are. I really can’t wait. I’m counting down the minutes.”
The Orange have high expectations for the upcoming season, as they’re ranked No. 14 in ESPN’s initial Way-Too-Early Top 25.
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