Boston College Basketball: Olivier Hanlan Still Undecided On NBA Draft

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Will O stay in school or declare early?

With news that the Eagles second leading scorer from last season will transfer out of the program, all eyes turn to Boston College's top scorer -- sophomore guard Olivier Hanlan. On Monday, Hanlan told the Herald that he's still about a week and a half away from making a decision on whether to return to the Heights for his junior season or declare early for the NBA Draft.

"Either way I'll be in a pretty good position," Hanlan told the Herald. "I love playing college basketball and it's a game that everybody should enjoy."

Hanlan said he has not and will not hire an agent during the process.

Here's a rough outline of #HanlanNBADraftWatch2014:

-- April 7 - Hanlan and the rest of the team reportedly met with Christian today. Each player will sit down with the new coach later this week
-- April 15 - if Hanlan publicly declares early, he has until this date to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft's list of early entrants
-- April 27 - if Hanlan does not publicly declare for the draft, he has until this date to decide whether to declare early or stay in school
-- May 2 - NBA releases early entrant candidate list
-- June 26 - NBA Draft

Last year's ACC Rookie of the Year followed up his sensational freshman campaign with an even better season -- at least statistically -- as a sophomore. Hanlan finished third in the league in scoring (18.5) en route to earning All-ACC Third Team honors. His play was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for the 8-24 Eagles.

Should Hanlan decide to leave school early, first year coach Jim Christian will have to replace the program's leading scorers from the past three seasons (Hanlan in 13-14 and 12-13 and Anderson in 11-12). The rebuild job in Chestnut Hill could get that much more difficult.

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