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With the recent departures of Gabe Moton and Matt Humphrey from Boston College, scholarships have certainly opened up for the Don to use on transfers and recruits. There are a few that can play right now, and most that have to wait a year.
Kyle Smyth, Iona: This guy is known as a priority to get for Coach Donahue, and it certainly makes sense. While he did only average about 5 PPG this past year, he averaged about 10 the year before was buried behind star MoMo Jones on the depth chart. He also played his best against the best, as he dropped 21 on Michigan State and He can play the 1, 2, and 3 and is a deadly 3 point shooter. He's mostly a wing. He's also immediatly eligible and would be a 5th year senior, which is huge for guard depth next year. He's considering UNH, BC, Seton Hall, and Rutgers. This would also bring tons of experience to the team.
Dylan Ennis, Rice: The brother of the stud recruit is a fabolous game manager and runs the fast break with superb athletic ability and passing. Also, he would even out the scholarships as he joins the 2012 class. He's likely not to pick BC however, as BC is last on his top 5. His best buddy, who will visit BC May 4, and who also played at Rice, is known as....
Jarelle Reischel, Rice: Now when I first saw Reischel's name mentioned with BC, I immediately thought it was a ploy to get Ennis, as he is best friends with him and Smyth and Ennis are BC's two main targets. However, he's played with Patrick Heckmann before on the Germany U-16 team (he's from Germany), and is exactly what BC needs at wing. He's basically a more athletic and better version of Humphrey. However, he is a 6'6 wing that can shoot it and has amazing athleticism. He would fit the need Matt Humphrey left and would join the 2012 class. He's considering VCU, BC, Iona, Rhode Island, and La Salle.
Alex Dragicevich, Notre Dame: Another wing, a guy who is a 6'7 shooter who is skinny and has long arms. He would be nice for depth along with Reischel. He's also visited Northwestern, Loyola, and just visited BC last weekend, and is also considering Valporaiso. I'd also have to figure that Northwestern has the advantage, as he grew up close to the Northwestern campus. His problem is he would join the already-huge 2011 class.
Tony Gill, JUCO: Another guy who would be eligible to play next year, Gill visited BC last weekend and scrimmaged with the team, but apparently didn't come away with an offer. He's a 6'8 power forward that can rebound and step out and shoot it. Why is he not a big target for BC? Well, he's definitely slow and did the same not-box-out-look-up-at-the-ball technique that helped cause BC's rebounding woes. He would join Moton's class.
Also, let's not forget recruits, as BC is rumored to be in the mix for the recently-opened Michael Orris, a guard who would replace Moton. If you're wondering about Jordan Tebbutt coming to BC, stop wondering. It was reported by Eric Hoffses that he isn't considering BC anymore.
I also wouldn't be surpassed if BC took Smyth and a transfer that has to sit out next year, as said Smyth would play next year.