Boston College Basketball Predictions
Conference Tournament: Lost in Quarterfinals
Postseason: Lost in 2nd Round of NIT
Steve Donahue’s first year at Boston college saw Boston college finish 21-13 and 9-7 in the ACC. However, he will truly be starting from scratch in his second season. Every single starter is gone. Junior Reggie Jackson declared for the draft instead of sticking around for the rebuilding process and a slew of seniors, Joe Trapani, Corey Raji, Biko Paris, and Josh Southern all graduated.
Other Returning Players
John Cain Carney
It’s tough to know where to start when you write about what Boston College lost. All five starters are gone, that is never easy. Reggie Jackson was the top scorer at 18.2 points per game while Joe Trapani was a force down low at 14.8 points and 7 boards per night. Biko Paris also averaged in double figures, but John Cahill and Josh Southern are also gone.
|Date||Opponent / Event|
|11/5/2011||vs. American International *|
|11/14/2011||vs. New Hampshire|
|11/18/2011||@ Holy Cross|
|11/24/2011||vs. Saint Louis|
|Big Ten-ACC Challenge|
|11/30/2011||vs. Penn State|
|12/3/2011||vs. Boston University|
|12/11/2011||vs. Stony Brook|
|12/21/2011||vs. Sacred Heart|
|1/2/2012||vs. Rhode Island|
|1/7/2012||@ North Carolina #|
|1/12/2012||vs. Clemson #|
|1/14/2012||vs. Virginia Tech #|
|1/19/2012||@ NC State #|
|1/21/2012||vs. Wake Forest #|
|1/26/2012||@ Virginia #|
|1/29/2012||vs. Miami #|
|2/1/2012||vs. NC State #|
|2/4/2012||@ Georgia Tech #|
|2/8/2012||vs. Florida State #|
|2/12/2012||@ Virginia Tech #|
|2/16/2012||@ Maryland #|
|2/19/2012||vs. Duke #|
|2/25/2012||@ Wake Forest #|
|2/29/2012||vs. Georgia Tech #|
|3/3/2012||@ Miami #|
|# – Conference Game|
This is the most inexperienced ACC team I’ve ever seen. No player has played more than 16 minutes per game for a substantial number of games.
The freshman class that Donahue brought in is not highly regarded by the recruiting experts, but they do fit what Donahue likes to do. He built an Ivy League powerhouse in Cornell by not going after the most athletic players, but ones that could play within his system. We’ll see if that will work in the ACC when every night the opposition will be more gifted athletically.
Gabe Moton was the only scholarship freshman last season, but didn’t contribute much with 2.5 points on 26% 3-point shooting. He is actually a decent defender but needs to improve his offensive contribution.
Danny Rubin is a sophomore walk-on who can shoot well from the outside, hitting 43% of his 3-point attempts last year.
Matt Humphrey transfered from Oregon and sat out last season, but he does have the advantage of practicing with Donahue for a year. He is a big guard at 6’5″ that should be able to get his shot off over almost anyone.
Jordan Daniels is an existing player who is very quick and makes good decisions, but is only listed at 5’8″ and 153 pounds. Lonnie Jackson is an excellent outside shooter, but needs to bulk up to be able to defend ACC guards.
Dennis Clifford is a 7-foot freshman who averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds, and seven blocks per game as a high school senior.
KC Caudill is a big body at 6’10″ and 295 pounds who doesn’t run the floor very well due to his size but is good in half-court sets.
Ryan Anderson was a player most scouts were actually big on. He’s 6’8″ but can shoot the three and has a high basketball IQ.
Other post players who will see very little floor time are Eddie Odio, Ryan Kilcullen, and John Cain Carney.
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