Jim Boeheim's daughter to play basketball at UofR

November 08, 2018 10:00 PM

The Boeheim name is synonymous with college basketball in New York state.

After all, Jim Boeheim is in the 43rd year of his Hall of Fame career.


His son, Buddy, is a freshman at Syracuse this year and his other son, Jimmy, is a sophomore at Cornell.

But there's another Boeheim who's making a mark in college basketball, and she's doing it right here in Rochester.

It's a practice day for the University of Rochester women's basketball team and about an hour west of Syracuse, Jamie Boeheim is getting used to the sight lines at the Palestra.

"I pretty much grew up at the Carrier Dome," said Jamie Boeheim, UofR freshman. "It influenced what I'm doing today. I'm playing in college, as well as my brothers. It's my life and I love it."

All three of the Boeheim siblings are now college athletes. The boys, Jimmy and Buddy, always planned on playing basketball, but Jamie wanted to find the right balance between school and sports.

"I was worried about the involvement. I wanted to focus on academics so I thought this was the perfect fit for me," added Jamie. "It was always a big part of my life and I love it to death. I could never quit basketball."

The Boeheim family is college basketball, and that even includes Jamie's mom, Juli, who was in the crowd to watch Jimmy play against his dad last year, and has plans for a busy winter. 

"I have three schedules on the fridge. Red, yellow and orange," said Juli. "Jim and I are constantly running over to reference it. That's my calendar and everything revolves around it." 

And now the focus for Jamie is the beginning of her college basketball career. 

"I'll probably get nervous. I don't really know what college basketball, playing in it, is like. I'm excited to see and find out." 

Jamie's first chance to see what college basketball is like as a player is next Tuesday when the Yellow Jackets have a rematch against RIT. 

As luck would have it, the UofR doesn't have a game on Dec. 1. That's when Jamie's brothers, Jimmy and Buddy, face each other at the Carrier Dome. 

In the video below, watch News10NBC's interview with Juli Boeheim where she explains why watching the games next to Jim can be a challenge. 


Rich Donnelly

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