Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim works out for 3 NBA teams, impresses at NBA G League Camp
By ADAM ZAGORIACHICAGO — Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim did not get invited to the NBA Draft Combine this week, but he sure put on a show during his last day of G League Elite Camp on Tuesday.
Boeheim, who measured at 6-foot-6 with shoes, shot 6-of-10 from deep and 7-of-13 overall en route to 20 points to lead his Team 4 to a 99-94 victory over Team 1 in front of the NBA personnel, who included ex-Lakers legend and current Clippers advisor Jerry West.
“Everyone is looking for shooting,” said one NBA scout in attendance. “He has a chance [to make an NBA team] because of his shooting. The defensive piece is where he will need to be solid.”
On Monday, Boeheim had shot 2-of-9 (all from deep) on the way to eight points.
Boeheim has worked out for Knicks, Kings and Warriors and made 71-of-80 (89%) from deep during his Knicks workout. He had a Pro Day Wednesday night in Chicago and has about 10 more team workouts scheduled.
Boeheim, who earned $150,000 in NIL money at Syracuse this past season, was the ACC’s leading scorer. He averaged 19.2 points, 3.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, all career highs.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.