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#90 Boston College: College Basketball Countdown

Published on October 9, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   1 Comment

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner.

Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown.

Along with my top 100 countdown I will also feature a ton of previews. Like the top players at each position, All Conference teams, top players by class, top games, previewing the early season tournaments and much more.

#90 Boston College

Who will put at number 1? Louisville or Indiana or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out.

Coach: Steve Donahue (Two seasons at Boston College 30-35) Overall 176-173, 12 years

2011-12: Record 9-22 overall, 4-12 in ACC ( Tie 9th)

Starters Returning (4) Jordan Daniels, Ryan Anderson, Lonnie Jackson, Dennis Clifford

Preseason Tournament: Charleston Classic

Top Non-Conference Games: at Penn State, vs. Auburn, vs. Providence

Transfers Out : Matt Humphrey (West Virginia – eligible immediately); Gabe Moton

Transfers In: Alex Dragicevich (Notre Dame), Andrew VanNest ( Harvard eligible-immediately)

Last season was another rough season for Steve Donahue at Boston College, but there is hope in the future. Donahue started 4 freshman last year and had 8 on the roster. The Eagles return 5 of their top 6 scorer. Now those players are sophomores and have plenty of playing experience. The bad news last year’s second leading scorer Matt Humphrey transferred to West Virginia and this same group only had 9 wins last season, they might be a year away.

Leading the way for Boston College is power forward Ryan Anderson (11.2 ppg). Anderson can score both inside and out and is an effective rebounder. Joining Anderson in the frontcourt is Seven-footer Dennis Clifford (8.9 ppg). He really came on as last season went on. Providing the depth will be Harvard transfer Andrew Van Nest, Kyle Caudill (2.2 ppg), and John Cain Carney. This unit will get a boost next season when Notre Dame transfer Alex Dragicevich becomes eligible. Patrick Heckmann (8.3 ppg)will once again start at the 3 for the Eagles. Backing him up will be Danny Rubin (1.1 ppg) and Eddie Odio(.9 ppg).

In the backcourt Lonnie Jackson (8.3 ppg) returns as the top three point shooter for Boston College. At the point Jordan Daniels (6.4 ppg) returns. Daniels is really small and will be competition with two freshman for playing time. Olivier Hanlan and Joe Rahon will try to work their way in the starting lineup as they are the only depth in the backcourt.

 

 

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  1. [...] RoundballChat.com: Some optimism for the Eagles! That’s right, Scott Shirley thinks Boston College will be one of the top 100 teams in college basketball. This would obviously be a huge improvement over last season, which is to be expected with almost everyone returning. The players to really watch are Patrick Heckmann and Ryan Anderson. [...]

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