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Welcome to the first entry of the Hoos Place 2018 Summer Hoops Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read other program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

Boston College Eagles

The Eagles took a respectable step forward in the 2017-18 season, climbing out of the ACC's basement and reaching the NIT. Will the progress continue this coming year with a star's jump to the NBA?

Coach: Jim Christian; 290-237 in 16 seasons overall, 48-83 (13-59) in 4 seasons at Boston College.

2017-18 Record: Last season: 19-16 (7-11); ACCT Quarterfinals (12 seed); Lost to Western Kentucky in the NIT opening round

2017-18 Efficiency:

National:

ORtg: 113.1 (52 of 351)

DRtg: 102.9 (128 of 351)

ACC:

ORtg: 105.5 (10 of 15)

DRtg: 109.9 (14 of 15)

 

Roster Roundup:

Key Departures:

SF Jerome Robinson (Pro)

PF Deontae Hawkins (Grad)

18 G, 38 mpg, 24 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.616 2p%, 0.445% 3p%

No stats (injury)

Key Returnees:

PG Ky Bowman (Jr)

SG Avery Wilson (So)

SG Jordan Chatman (RS Sr)

F Ervins Meznieks (Sr)

F Vin Baker Jr. (So)

PF Steffon Mitchell (So)

F/C Johncarlos Reyes (RS Jr)

F/C Lucas Kraljevic (So)

F/C Nik Popovic (Jr)

18 G, 40 mpg, 18 ppg, 4.6 apg, 3.7 topg, 0.381% 3p%

4 G, 2 mpg,  Not a significant contributor

18 G, 39 mpg, 13 ppg, 1.9 apg, 1 topg, 0.388% 3p%

3 G, 6 mpg,  Not a significant contributor

14 G, 5 mpg, 2 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.5 2p%, 0.267% 3p%

17 G, 35 mpg, 6 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.3 blkpg, 0.389% fg%

17 G, 10 mpg, 2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.3 blkpg, 0.467% fg%

17 G, 12 mpg, 2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.6 blkpg, 0.333% fg%

18 G, 27 mpg, 9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 0.7 blkpg, 0.447% fg%

Key Additions:

SG Jared Hamilton (RS So Transfer)

SG Wynston Tabbs (3* Fr)

SG Chris Herren Jr,  (3* Fr)

SF Jairus Hamilton (4* Fr)

16 G, 31 mpg, 9 ppg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 topg, 0.231% 3p%

            (Freshman season at Georgia Southern)

 

 

*Stats from ACC play. Projected starters in bold

 

2017/18 ACC Opponents:

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

 

Outlook:

Boston College has a real chance to continue their slow but steady climb back to relevance next year. Make no mistake, the loss of Jerome Robinson to the NBA is huge, as he was arguably the ACC's biggest breakout star last year. But they bring back everyone else from a team that won 7 ACC games, and adding two intriguing pieces: 4-star freshman wing Jairus Hamilton, and his older brother Jared who will come off his transfer redshirt after the first semester. Jim Christian is an underrated coach, who's made quality or even exceptional ACC players out of overlooked recruits in the past, and will look to continue developing this roster in Robinson's absence. Their home-and-away schedule lacks both bottom- and top-tier teams, so BC has opportunities to elevate their game and once again reach the middle of the conference, though there's still a worrying lack of proven depth.

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