Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim has joined forces with a technology company that could give both fans and players a whole new view of the basketball court.
Boeheim has teamed with a firm called Next Galaxy to test a virtual reality experience that could one day be used on both professional and college courts.
"Next Galaxy really appeals to me as a sports fan," Boeheim said on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Thursday. "You are going to be right there in the action and have a front row seat."
Boeheim is no stranger to innovation. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2001, he joined forces with pharmaceutical company Cellceutix , which is in the process of launching a drug for the disease. It was through his work and involvement there that he became interested in technology and met the head of Next Galaxy, who happens to be a Syracuse graduate.