Many assume that Buddy Boeheim, an up-and-coming recruit in the class of 2018, will play for his father at Syracuse, but he's starting to get some serious looks from other big programs.
Boeheim had one of the best weeks of his prep career at this year's Peach Jam, averaging 13.8 points on 22-of-40 shooting in five pool games, before his Albany City Rocks AAU club fell to Team Takeover in the tournament quarterfinal.
Boeheim's reputation as a sharpshooter held up, as he was 16-for-28 from three in pool play.
After the tournament, he picked up his biggest scholarship offer to date: Gonzaga. Bulldogs head coach Mark Few, who is coming off of a run to the national championship game, is a good friend of Jim Boeheim, and is clearly impressed with his youngest son.
Buddy Boeheim announced the offer on Twitter.
Boeheim, who is heading to Brewster Academy—one of the best basketball schools in the Northeast and a noted Syracuse pipeline—for his senior year, had previously picked up offers from schools like Binghamton, Iona, and UMass. His older brother Jimmy Boeheim is set to be a freshman at Cornell this fall.
With increased exposure at Brewster, and offers from schools the caliber of Gonzaga already coming in, it seems pretty likely that Boeheim will become a national recruit...if schools think there's a reasonable chance that he won't end up in the Carrier Dome.