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Jimmy Boeheim, son of Syracuse coach Jim and Buddy's brother, transfers from Cornell to Orange

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 4/16/2021 Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY
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It's officially a Boeheim Bonanza in upstate New York. 

Jimmy Boeheim, the oldest son of longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, announced he will transfer from Cornell to the Orange on Friday. He'll have the chance to play for his dad alongside younger brother Buddy. 

Jimmy joined the Big Red in 2017 and played three seasons at the school before entering his name into the transfer portal last November after the Ivy League canceled the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns. 

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He posted the news on Twitter with a single "orange" emoji. 

“I honestly think the possibility of playing with my brother and for my dad and for the program that made me fall in love with the game outweighs (anything else)," Jimmy told Syracuse.com. “I love Syracuse. I never stopped loving Syracuse. So it was pretty much a no-brainer.”

Jim Boeheim standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Cornell Big Red forward Jimmy Boeheim (3) and Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Orange guard Buddy Boeheim (35) pose for a photo following the game at the Carrier Dome. © Rich Barnes, USA TODAY Sports Cornell Big Red forward Jimmy Boeheim (3) and Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim and Syracuse Orange guard Buddy Boeheim (35) pose for a photo following the game at the Carrier Dome.

Buddy Boeheim congratulated his big brother with a photo of the two of them from back in the day in Syracuse gear. 

In his final season at Cornell (2019-20), Jimmy Boeheim averaged 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game. 

Jimmy Boeheim is expected to graduate this May from Cornell and should be eligible immediately for the Orange next season. 

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