Friday, June 29, 2012

Hoops transfer and other links

Former Harvard forward Andrew Van Nest transferred to BC Friday. A fifth-year senior and Harvard grad, Van Nest is eligible to play next season. The question is how much will he actually play. Van Nest was highly regarded (for a Harvard recruit) out of high school, but saw his freshman season and subsequent career derailed by injury. Because he is only around for one season, this is a low risk flyer for Donahue. If Van Nest stays healthy, he gives us some additional depth on the front line. If not, he doesn't tie up a scholarship beyond 2013.

New Jersey guard Kelly Hughes committed to BC.

In this article from earlier in the week, Andre Williams explains how the offense less complex this year. It sounds like Martin will be using various formations -- instead of plays -- to keep the other team off balance.

This isn't BC specific, but Rivals published an interesting survey of elite recruits. Position coaches are far more important to the process than most realize. It also was refreshing to see so many recruits say academics  were important. Of course they rarely follow through with that come signing day.


Big Jack Krack said...

Does Van Nest take up a scolarship? If so, does this make sense?

Welcome aboard, Kelly - help us become competitive in the ACC.

I like the way Andre talks about the new offense, and I am optimistic.

Go BC - beat Miami.

TheShowGoesOnLupeFiasco said...

Even if he does take a schollie, which I doubt, he won't affect the scholarship situation for future recruiting since he's a senior next year.

Ry said...

He's not a senior, he's a Visockas. Having him take an unused scholarship doesn't make a huge difference.

Big Jack Krack said...

Now that Eric Hyman has resigned as South Carolina's Athletic Director in order to take the same position at Texas A&M, I'm sure USC's national search will reach out to Chestnut Hill.

Knucklehead said...
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Knucklehead said...

Gene turned down Tennessee in the past. I doubt that he wants to deal with the crap that goes on in the SEC. Those people will smile at you, give you the Southern twang, tell you they are going to Church and then stab you in the back.

If he does leave(to go anywhere) it will be a mutual decision between Boston College and Gene.

Lenny Sienko said...

GDF straight up for Spurrier. I guarantee the fall season would not be dull.