Dealing With Boston College Basketball's Tight Scholarship Situation

[Ed. note -- Front Page'd]

While Boston College basketball is still in rebuilding mode, the Eagles helped their cause to get back to the NCAA Tournament with the additions of transfers Alex Dragicevich and Andrew Van Nest (and possibly Jake O'Brien).

But the addition of Dragicevich has given Steve Donahue and staff a problem. The Eagles now have only 3 scholarships to give out over the next 2 years, and this years' sophomore class is going to free up 8 when they leave. So what should BC basketball do? Well, let's look at the options:

1. Use all 3 scholarships on the 2014 class: This idea may not be popular among BC fans, but there is some reasons as to why it might work. First, the 2014 class is LOADED in New England and BC is involved with many of the prospects. Here's a list of all the top 100 2014 New England prospects BC has offered and is recruiting often (rankings according to

#3 SF/PF Noah Vonleh
#31 PG/SG Jared Terrell
#58 PG Kaleb Joseph
#66 PF Abdul Malik-Abu
#84 PF Matt Cimino

They also have shown interest in many other players. BC should not let the oppurtunity of the bountiful talent in New England go to waste, so this could be a good option.

2. Use 1 scholarship on the 2013 class and 2 on the 2014 class or vice versa: I think most BC fans would prefer the former to the latter. However, BC needs help soon, and in the 2013 class, BC could add a shot-blocker/rebounder like PF Samuel Dingba (Salisbury School, Conn.) who would help immensely, or a skilled athletic wing, like BJ Johnson (Lower Merion, Penn.).

3. Use all 3 scholarships on the 2013 class: This would make no sense whatsoever, but I might as well put it there.

So, what do you guys think? Go Eagles!