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Welcome back to the Hoos Place 2017 Offseason Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

Welcome to the first of our ACC Offseason Program Capsules, which will be posted over the summer in alphabetical order. First up, last year's last place team, Boston College, who is looking to break free from the cellar by returning a surprisingly productive backcourt.

Coach: Jim Christian; 271-221 in 15 seasons overall; 29-67 (6-48) in 3 seasons at BC.

2016-17 Record: 9-23 Overall; 2-16 ACC

2016-17 Efficiency:

National:

ORtg: 103.9 (185 of 351)

DRtg: 104.2 (163 of 351)

ACC:

ORtg: 100.3 (14 of 15)

DRtg: 115.2 (14 of 15)

 

Roster Roundup:

Key Departures:

PG Ty Graves (Transfer) 

SF Garland Owens (Grad)

SF AJ Turner (Transfer)

PF Connor Tava (Grad)

PF Mo Jeffers (Grad)

 11 G, 18.8 mpg, 4.8 ppg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 topg, 36 3p%

 28 G, 10.5 mpg, 1.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 52 2p%, 23 3p%

 32 G, 30.8 mpg, 8.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 49 2p%, 37 3p%

 32 G, 25.3 mpg, 5.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 0.3 blkpg, 48 fg%

 32 G, 20.3 mpg, 5.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 0.5 blkpg, 50 fg% 

Key Returnees:

PG Jerome Robinson (JR)

G Jordan Chatman (JR)

SG Ky Bowman (SO)

SF Mike Sagay (SO)

SF Ervin Meznieks (JR)

PF Nik Popovic (SO)

PF John Carlos Reyes (SO)

 32 G, 34 mpg, 18.6 ppg, 3.4 apg, 3.2 topg, 33 3p%

 32 G, 24.8 mpg, 8.6 ppg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 topg 42 3p%

 32 G, 28.8 mpg, 14.3 ppg, 2.9 apg, 2.9 topg 45 3p%

 15 G, 4.5 mpg,  Not a significant contributor

 9 G, 4.6 mpg,  Not a significant contributor

 29 G, 13.8 mpg, 6.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.3 blkpg, 49 fg%

 21 G, 6.4 mpg, 1.6 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.5 blkpg, 54 fg%

Key Additions:

SG Avery Wilson (2* FR)

SF Steffon Mitchell (2* FR)

SF Vin Baker Jr (2* FR)

PF Deontae Hawkins (RS Sr)

PF Luka Kraljevic (2* FR)

 

 

 

35 G, 27.3 mpg, 14 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 0.7 blkpg, 47 fg%

   (last year at Illinois State)

Projected Starters in Bold

 

2017/18 ACC Opponents:

Home & Away: Syracuse, Notre Dame, Miami, Florida State
Home Only: Georgia Tech, Clemson, Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech
Away Only: UNC, NC State, Virginia, Louisville, Pittsburgh

 

Outlook:

Boston College does return the respectable backcourt pair of Robinson and Bowman, who combined for 33 ppg last year, and with Chatman and Popovic, BC returns 4 of their top 5 scorers. The addition of grad transfer PF Deontae Hawkins, who averaged 14 points and 6.5 boards for the Redbirds as a junior, will significantly bolster a front court feeling the loss of Tava and Jeffers. They still lack depth made up of ACC level talent, and they'll get little help from a four-man class of 2-star freshmen. This team will be only marginally improved from the squad that lost their last 15 games last year. Expect BC to win only 3-5 games this year as they again struggle to keep up with more talented ACC squads, though we do expect them to be more competitive than we're used to.

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Boston College, Conference, Offseason Refresh