Feb 25, 2012; New York, NY, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Phil Greene (1) drives past Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Alex Dragicevich (12) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. St John's won 61-58. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
On Wednesday, Boston College basketball coach Steve Donahue confirmed the addition of Notre Dame transfer Alex Dragicevich. Dragicevich is a 6-foot-7, 221-pound from Northbrook, Illinois and will be eligible starting in 2013-14.
At Notre Dame last season, Dragicevich was one of three players to appear in all 34 Irish games, starting in 10 games. He averaged 6.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, while shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc (40-for-117). You'll fit in nicely here.
Dragicevich chooses BC over Loyola, telling the Chicago Tribune that Donahue's system was a factor in his final decision.
"Their system is something that I was really surprised by," Dragicevich said. "It surprised me in a way where comparing to other schools recruiting me, I really see myself succeeding in it. The way they play is perfect for me, in my eyes.
"I like the way they move the ball, the way they screen, and they like to score it a lot. They like to get up and down the court."
Dragicevich will join a jam-packed incoming sophomore class for the 2013-14 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining. Next season the Eagles lose grads / seniors Salah Abdo, John Cahill, Deirunas Visockas and Peter Rehnquist to graduation as well as Gabe Moton and Matt Humphrey (transfers). Last year's walk-on Ryan Kilcullen is also no longer listed on the 2012-13 roster and is on his way to Williams College.
That gives Donahue just 11 active players on next year's roster. In order to avoid a massive roster turnover for the 2015-16 season, look for Donahue to fill out the roster with a few more recruited walk-ons for next season.