JULY 2: The Pistons have officially signed Boeheim to a two-way contract, according to a team press release.
The 6’6″ wing played for four seasons with the Orange, under the tutelage of his father, legendary coach Jim Boeheim. McMenamin adds that Boeheim was the ACC’s leading scorer during the 2021/22 college season. He was named to the 2022 All-ACC First Team.
In his senior season, the 22-year-old averaged 19.2 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.1 APG, and 1.5 SPG in 38.0 MPG while starting in all 32 games he played. He was a full-time starter during his final three college seasons. He sported shooting splits of .406/.341/.884.
Beyond the addition of new rookie Boeheim, Detroit has had a busy draft night. The Pistons selected two lottery players, Purdue guard Jaden Ivey (No. 5) and Memphis center Jalen Duren (No. 13), and the draft rights to a high second-round pick, Fortitudo Bologna guard Gabriele Procida, thanks to a trade with the Trail Blazers that netted Detroit the No. 36 selection.