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Battle 4 Atlantis notebook: A resort reopens, Buddy Boeheim remembers 2015 tourney; no Covid issues for SU Syracuse will face Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday. Syracuse basketball injury updates: Buddy Boeheim, Bourama Sidibe, Jon Bol Ajak Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim tweaked his ankle during the second half of Wednesday's exhibition win over Pace.Impact Buddy Boeheim turned and jumped to make a pass to Joseph Girard early in the second half of Syracuse's season-opening exhibition against Pace on Wednesday, but when the senior guard came down, he landed on the foot of Girard's defender and sprained his ankle.
While Boeheim was concerned about the severity of the injury, his fears were quickly erased, and he might be able to return to practice Friday. if that's the case, then he might be ready to play in Syracuse's second exhibition against Le Moyne on Monday.SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Buddy Boeheim scored 23 points and older brother Jimmy Boeheim added 14 as Syracuse pulled away in the second half to beat Drexel 75-60 on Sunday.
Cereal brand Three Wishes, which was started by creative agency owner Ian Wishingrad of BigEyedWish and his wife Margaret Wishingrad, signed Syracuse basketball star Buddy Boeheim to promote its product, and did so through collegiate and professional ties. Wishingrad, who is also an Adweek contributor, had worked with Boeheim’s mother, Juli Boeheim, years before, and so when the ban on sponsors was lifted, he pulled out his Rolodex and reconnected to pull in Buddy Boeheim as a spokesperson. It also helped that Wishingrad went to Syracuse and had a previous run-in with the NCAA.
Buddy Boeheim liked to pretend he was Gerry McNamara, the Syracuse assistant coach and former star player known for his long-range shooting, though the toddler pronounced it “Gerwy McDamarwa.”
Buddy Boeheim, right, wears the same No. 35 his dad wore for the Orange.Credit...Gerry Broome/Associated Press.
Syracuse basketball guard Buddy Boeheim posted a video on his Instagram page on Friday. That is not normally a noteworthy event. However, this video is a commercial for Beek and Skiff Apple Orchards, where he pretends to be pursuing his dream of being an apple farmer.
1. BUDDY IS HUMAN Buddy Boeheim had one of the most impressive shooting stretches in recent memory over the last eight to ten games. Against Houston, he finally showed that he is in fact human. Yes; Buddy Boeheim is the son of Jim and Juli Boeheim. He is one of four siblings, including older brother Jimmy, twin sister Jamie and older sister Elizabeth, whom Jim Boheim adopted while still in his first marriage with Elaine Boeheim.
WHAT HAPPENED: Syracuse and the other 14 ACC teams were represented at the annual event, with Jim Boeheim joined by Buddy Boeheim and Bourama Sidibe as the Orange contingent this year. Making the rounds on radio row, individual interview sessions, and a 15-minute press conference on stage, the trio discussed a multitude of items including how the team is shaping up (“The best energy I’ve been part of since I’ve been here,” said Buddy Boeheim), the new implementation of Name-Likeness-Image (“I think the biggest problem is the inequity, one person gets stuff (money) and nobody else does,” said Jim Boeheim), and Sidibe returning from two knee injuries to man the middle (“I’m doing really good, looking forward for this season,” said the big man in his fifth year of eligibility.
ANALYSIS: There was also Syracuse basketball news made Tuesday away from Charlotte. Class of 2022 highly ranked combo guard recruit, and Baldwinsville native, JJ Starling announced that he will attend Notre Dame, spurning the hometown Orange along with Duke, Maryland, Northwestern and Stanford. The athletic department, in conjunction with multimedia rights holder Learfield Sports, publicized a new five-episode documentary series taking an inside look at the upcoming hoops season titled “Storied.” Each episode will debut on Tuesdays through Nov. 9. The 2021 media day was the last for Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski who’s retiring after the season. His accomplishments left Jim Boeheim in awe Tuesday. “Mike’s been the best coach in the post- (John) Wooden era of basketball. Really can’t thank him enough (for assisting him on the Olympic teams). We’ve been friends for a long time, way before that. Just a great basketball partner for me, and what he’s done for the game is immeasurable.”
Packer & Durham show, when asked about the Boeheim family atmosphere with his father coaching and his brother Jimmy a one-year teammate, Buddy Boeheim jokingly revealed the biggest secret behind the scenes, the support from his mom, Juli Boeheim. “She’s just as into it as we are. She’s asking every day after practice how it was, ‘How is Jimmy doing?’ We call her the fourth assistant coach; she’s always trying to give us pointers here and there, telling my dad things. We just start laughing. But she’s very into it.”
Buddy Boeheim scored 23 points as Syracuse heated up after halftime and pulled away for a 75-60 victory over visiting Drexel on Sunday. Syracuse (2-0) followed up its dominating win over Lafayette by gradually taking charge after trailing by one at halftime. The Orange made their first seven shots of the second half, shot 63 percent in the final 20 minutes and 55.6 percent overall.
Boeheim shot 8 of 16 and handed out four assists in 34 minutes. Brother Jimmy Boeheim added 14 for the Orange, who outscored Drexel 43-27 after halftime. Cole Swider chipped in 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals while Joe Girard III contributed 11 points and five assists as Syracuse scored 25 points off turnovers and recorded 15 steals.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim spoke to the media about the Orange's win over Lafayette after the game. Opening Statement: "I thought we got off to a really good start. Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim discussed a variety of topics after the Orange's win over LeMoyne. You can watch and listen to his answers in the video above.
Jimmy Boeheim announced his commitment to Syracuse on Friday. The former Cornell standout will join the Orange to play for his dad Jim Boeheim and alongside brother Buddy Boeheim."This is one of the best year's that I've ever had, coaching," Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said following the team's Sweet-16 loss to Houston. "For these guys to get through this and to get to this stage, I think is just unbelievable.