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Syracuse Basketball: Buddy Boeheim stellar at camp but no combine invite

Syracuse basketball, Buddy Boeheim (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Former Syracuse basketball star Buddy Boeheim struggled in his first game at the 2022 NBA G League Elite Camp this week, but the 6-foot-6 shooting guard sure did make up for it during his second contest in front of professional scouts, coaches and front-office execs.

Boeheim, one of the top scorers in the Atlantic Coast Conference over the past two seasons, was one of 44 players invited to this year’s NBA G League Elite Camp, which was held on May 16 and May 17 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

At this camp, Boeheim and others had been competing in games, while also doing strength and agility drills, in front of personnel from both the NBA and the NBA G League.

According to a tweet from ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony, seven players who suited up at the NBA G League Elite Camp have received invites to the 2022 NBA Draft Combine, which is also taking place at the Wintrust Arena, from May 18 to May 22.

Unfortunately, and somewhat surprisingly, Boeheim didn’t get an invite to the combine.

Former Syracuse basketball guard Buddy Boeheim put on a shooting show in one affair.

According to box scores that Givony shared on Twitter, in Boeheim’s first game at the NBA G League Elite Camp, his team lost 90-87.

Boeheim was 2-of-9 from the field, 2-of-9 from beyond the arc and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line, scoring seven points to go along with five rebounds and one assist.

However, in Boeheim’s second encounter, which his squad won, 99-94, he caught fire. Boeheim was 7-of-13 from the field, a stellar 6-of-10 from 3-point land and registered 20 points along with one board.

College basketball insider Adam Zagoria said in a tweet that Boeheim has also worked out for the New York Knicks, the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors.

Per Zagoria, while working out for the Knicks, Boeheim connected on a ridiculous 71-of-80 attempts from deep.

In a separate tweet, Zagoria said that Boeheim would also have his Pro Day on Wednesday night in Chicago in front of various NBA personnel.

Zagoria wrote in an article that Boeheim “figures to have more workouts” with NBA teams following the combine.

I have no idea if Buddy Boeheim will end up making an NBA roster, but I’m hopeful that he gets the opportunity to play professionally, whether in the NBA, in the NBA G League or overseas.

He led the Orange to the Sweet 16 during the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Boeheim also led the ACC in scoring during the 2021-22 campaign, averaging 19.2 points per contest.

His career on the Hill culminated with Buddy Boeheim ranking within the top-15 overall on the all-time scoring list for Syracuse basketball.

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