As the son of a coach, it’s difficult to know how good you really are. And with a father who is a head coach of one of the premiere basketball programs in the country at Syracuse, Buddy Boeheim likely spent large portions of his adolescents wondering of his achievements on the court were a result of his merits, of his fathers clout.
Now, he has all the affirmation he could have ever dreamed of.
Boeheim, a sharpshooting prep star who is the son of Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, successfully parlayed his impressive performance at the Peach Jam AAU tournament into a scholarship offer from Gonzaga University.
This offer probably won’t result in much. All indications are that Boeheim will invariably go and play for his father in Syracuse. Why wouldn’t he? It’d be the kind of opportunity every father and son would relish to experience.
But if nothing else, it validates Buddy Boeheim’s abilities on the basketball court, and puts to rest any notions of nepotism fueling his offer to Syracuse.
That is assuming, of course, that his 22-40 performance from the field during the tournament didn’t already do that. He also went 16-28 from three-point land, leading his team all the way to the tournament semifinals.
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