Matt Gutierrez of The Athletic isn’t the only one who assumes Jimmy Boeheim will choose to transfer to Syracuse. And he believes it’s imminent.
“Here’s what I’ve been told: Jimmy probably will commit to Syracuse any day now. The commitment could come before this weekend. I wouldn’t expect him to wait much longer than that. Wild card guess: He commits to Syracuse on April 24 during the family’s charity event.” – Matt Gutierrez, The Athletic
The story is too good to ignore. Hall of Fame dad coaches two sons for hometown team. As we analyzed on The Fizz, it’s also a good basketball move. Jimmy has improved every step along the way, and has delivered against his best competition, growing into Cornell’s best player. Spectrum News says it will be before the weekend.
“The former Cornell star told Spectrum News in a Zoom interview Wednesday that he’s finally made his decision, and he has an answer. And he plans to announce it on social media by the end of this week, either Thursday or Friday.” – Spectrum News
If Jimmy does end up committing, the transfer portal would have delivered a great haul as well for SU. Boeheim as a long, silky shooter. Cole Swider as a prove-you-wrong workaholic. Symir Torrence as guard depth. Incoming recruit Benn Williams with high-upside and athleticism. The Orange next season will be extremely interesting.
The question is when does Boeheim commit, considering everyone seems to think it’s a slam dunk? Last week CNY Central said the decision was “coming soon.” Keep refreshing The Fizz all day. We’ll have the news when it breaks.