Jim Boyheim’s son, Jimmy, officially entered the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday – just days after the Ivy League canceled all winter sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jimmy, a senior at Cornell, will be looking elsewhere to play with his final season. The abolition of the Ivy League will not make him lose this season.
“I couldn’t imagine realizing at the moment that our season was canceled,” Jimmy Buddy’s younger brother, who is a junior in Syracuse with his father, told the Associated Press. “All the hard work he put in this summer. We trained every day together. I was really looking forward to seeing what he would do this year. It would be a big year. ”
Jimmy averaged 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last season at Cornell.
Ivy League cancels the sport, Boeheim tests positive for COVID
The Ivy League announced on Thursday that it is canceling all winter sports for the 2020-21 season due to the pandemic. The vote was unanimous among university leaders. The Ivy League was the first to cancel the sport in March, when it abruptly canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and had already canceled the sport by the end of the calendar year.
On Sunday, Jim tested positive for coronavirus, although he was asymptomatic and has been in isolation ever since. He is one of three great basketball coaches who scored positively before the start of the season, along with Michigan coach Tom Itzo and Miss Kermit Davis.
As of Tuesday night, there were more than 11.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to The New York Times, and more than 248,000 deaths attributed to it. On Monday alone, the country registered more than 166,000 new cases and an average of 155,000 new cases a day in the last week.
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