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Jim Boeheim’s son, Buddy, commits to Syracuse for Class of 2018

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SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange acknowledges the cheering crowd before the game against the Virginia Cavaliers on February 4, 2017 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

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Buddy Boeheim, the son of legendary Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, committed to the Orange as a member of the Class of 2018 on Friday.

The 6-foot-5 Boeheim elevated himself into a legitimate three-star prospect with his strong play this spring and summer in the Nike EYBL. Boeheim averaged 12.2 points per game in EYBL play with the City Rocks as he shot 48 percent from three-point range. Spending his senior season at powerhouse Brewster Academy, Buddy has a chance to be a very solid rotation piece for the Orange.

Boeheim joins five-star wing forward Darius Bazley in the Syracuse Class of 2018 as this has the makings of a very good class for the Orange. Buddy’s commitment also means that Jim Boeheim, now 72 years old, will likely stay to coach his son over the next few years.