Jim Boeheim’s son commits to Cornell


Jimmy Boeheim, son of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, verbally committed to Cornell on Tuesday night.

He announced it on Twitter.

It doesn’t seem likely this was going to become a father-son duo like John and Brad Calipari at Kentucky or Bill and Tyler Self at Kansas. Boeheim had said in the past, he doesn’t get involved in Jimmy’s recruiting. Moreoever, Boeheim’s retirement talks have been a big storyline within the program in recent years. He said in 2015 that he’d coach for three more seasons. But just last week he told Dan Patrick, “I might be done this year.”

Jimmy Boeheim played at Jamesville-DeWitt High School before doing a post-graduate year at The New Hampton School in New Hampshire, the same prep powerhouse that produced Tyler Lydon. Boeheim is a 6-foot-7 lefty, known for his knockdown shooting.

Boeheim was reportedly being courted by Dartmouth, which hired former New Hampton head coach Pete Hutchins as an assistant coach in 2016.

By all accounts, this appears to be a good get for the Big Red. With Harvard and Yale landing top-100 recruits, Princeton being Princeton, and Penn looking to make a major jump in the coming seasons, success on the recruiting trail will need to pick up for Cornell to get back to the top of the conference.