Boston College junior guard Matt Humphrey is transferring, source told CBSSports. Humphrey will graduate and be able to play ASAP.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 5, 2012
Wow. This is bad. First of all, Humphrey was probably this team's best guy at going to the basket, and he is a solid shooter.
With him gone, BC's lineup next year could be Daniels, Jackson, Heckmann, Anderson, and Clifford. That lineup is not going to win you a lot of games. Unless BC snags a recruit (Jordan Tebbutt maybe?) or a transfer that can play right away, this team might have no wing that can go to the basket, unless Patrick Heckmann dramatically improves.
This does open up a scholarship, and that can be used towards a recruit or transfer. There are plenty of wings on the market, however, and BC has been rumored to be going after 2 transfers (Alex Dragevich from Notre Dame and Gerard Coleman from PC) and Jordan Tebbutt, a recruit.
This isn't all bad, however. Let's not forget that Humphrey didn't take the best shots a lot and settled for 3 pointers way too much. He will be missed, however, for his very good defense, solid athletic ability, and 3 point shot.