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Syracuse basketball: Buddy Boeheim passes Jim Boeheim on all-time scoring list

There’s a new leading scorer in the Boeheim household.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 12 Syracuse at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Junior guard Buddy Boeheim scored 17 points in the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball win over Boston College on Saturday. In doing so, he passed his dad, Jim Boeheim, on the all-time leading scorer’s list at Syracuse.

The younger Boeheim had 729 career points heading into the Boston College game. His 17th and final point pushed him past his father’s 745 career points.

“I tried to hold him back. I just couldn’t do it,” Jim Boeheim said in jest. “I didn’t get as many shots as he did.”

In the post-game Zoom, Buddy Boeheim flashed a smile when he was asked about passing his dad in scoring. He said it was the most fun he’s had playing basketball in a while.

“That’s one of the most overall fun games I’ve ever had. Just sitting out three games, watching at home just wanting to be out there with your teammates. Missing being at practice, just missing the little things, if it’s traveling to games or hanging out in the locker room,” Buddy Boeheim said.

Boeheim missed the previous three games after being named to the contact-trace group following a positive COVID-19 test within the Syracuse program. He spent his time at home watching The Office, movies and of course, college basketball. He took advantage of the time off and got schoolwork done, but he still worked out 3-4 hours per day.

“He’s in perfect condition. He worked out harder than we probably do because we took breaks, game day or complete day off,” Jim Boeheim said. “So I knew he’d be in shape.”

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