Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christian makes the most of Early Signing Day

College Basketball, unlike College Football, has an official Early Signing Day. This allows hoops commits to sign an official Letter of Intent before the season and locks them into the commitment. Timing and circumstances forced Jim Christian to fill in his first two classes with late bloomers and kids screwed over by coaching changes. This year is different. Christian signed two well-regarded recruits Wednesday for his 2016 recruiting class. 

The bigger get is North Carolina guard Ty Graves. Landing a prospect deep in Tobacco Road might raise eyebrows. Why didn't the local powers want him? Well, they did. He had interest and offers from many ACC programs, but BC worked him hard and offered more immediate playing time. Some are calling Graves the steal of the recruiting season. Graves is smallish, but has more than enough ball skills and defensive acumen to be our starting point guard in the near future.

Not as heralded but still important is the other new commitment: wing Mike Sagay. He's a New England product so you always hope that helps local recruiting. Sagay is still growing. At BC he might physically develop to the point where he can play a little power forward.

So now Christian has the centerpiece of this recruiting class locked up, he can use his remaining openings to find another player or two that can help speed up the rebuilding. 

17 comments:

mod34b said...

this sounds promising

JBQ said...

So, how "smallish"? That could be why the ACC "powers" backed off.

EL MIZ said...

we also have a 6'10 serbian Nic Popovic committed but i guess he didn't sign up yet. Georgia, Auburn and UCF also offered him.

hopefully some of these guys are ACC caliber.

Hoib said...

Nice going coach!

Bando '87 said...

Still in the running for Tshimanga? He may not sign till late but a player like him (true 5) is needed in this class and lets Popovic be the Stretch 4 he is best suited to be.

JERZeagle said...

no offense to mr. graves, but if he is the 'centerpiece' of a recruiting cycle.... boy are we in trouble.

i hope he is a great player, and makes me regret this post. but you gotta compete and close on bigger and higher upside guys too.

Jeremy Brooks said...

Have you seen anything about Graves? HE DEFINITELY HAS OFFENSE.

JBQ said...

Jared Dudley seemed to really enjoy his time at BC. He always says nice things about the school. He was a ground and pound offensive player. This is what BC needs. Justin Tatum is the number one recruit in the U.S. from St. Louis Chaminade. He is a Dudley type of player. The school also produced David Lee and Bradley Beal both of whom went to Florida and then to the NBA. Tatum signed with Duke. He could have been interested in BC except for one small item. This is also the school from whence came Christian Suntrup. Addazio treated him as the incoming coach just like he is treating Flutie. Suntrup is still on campus and slated to graduate this May. If Suntrup had been treated well, then Tatum could have been recruited.

mod34b said...

How does BC's hoops recruiting compare to the rest of the ACC?

Obviously, we can't compare to Duke, UNC, L'ville etc., but how does BC's efforts compare to the bottom half of the ACC?

How does BC's 2016 recruiting compare to local teams: Harvard, BU, UMass, PC? I saw some stat that all these programs had better recruiting efforts than BC.

curious.

mod34b said...

JBQ: seriously a kid that is a 2016 Duke level recruit (the #1 recruiting class in the USA) would never, ever, ever consider BC 2016. right?... just plain common sense. Christian Turnip's treatment and Daz have got nothing to do with this

EL MIZ said...

JBQ: ROFL. the "Suntroll" never gets old. can't wait to see how you work him into your next gripe. the fact that Suntrup "is still on campus and slated to graduate this May" tells you all you need to know - if he was the second coming of Johnny Unitas, as you purport seemingly every few days, he would have transferred to another school and would be playing right now.

re: Graves not being big enough, the best basketball player on the planet was 6'2 165 as a HS Sr. Graves is 6' 165. if he can shoot, dribble and pass he can play for me, regardless of how big he is.

mod10aeagle said...

One way in which BC hoops recruiting is different from all other ACC schools' hoops recruiting is that only at BC does a failed football recruit enter the discussion about hoops recruiting.

CT said...

Ah, the copy and paste Suntrup post. I was sitting in traffic the other day and wondering "Where did Christian Suntrup come from? Was he treated well at BC? Is he doing okay in class?" Very happy to be reminded today.

Miz, LeBron was 165? Just kidding. Point taken. If the kid had decent offers, that in itself is a step up.

EL MIZ said...

i like the way Graves plays:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOgJoO21Vw

lots of confidence and has a nice J. excited to see him and Robinson in the same back court

Knucklehead said...

JBQ is Christian Suntrup.

Bravesbill said...

I wonder if Christian Suntrup is related to the owners of the Suntrup car dealerships down here in St. Louis. Btw, what a miserable city.

Hoib said...

BB

My company is HQ'd there. I had to go once couldn't get over how dead it was. On a weekday I decided to walk back from HQ to the hotel. This was rush hour. I couldn't get over it. It was almost like there should be tumbleweeds rolling down No. Jefferson.