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It’s no secret that the BC staff is trying to add some beef onto next year’s roster with the departure upcoming of

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It’s no secret that the BC staff is trying to add some beef onto next year’s roster with the departure upcoming of starting four man Connor Tava, starting five man Mo Jeffers and the unpredictability of what other unexpected movement there might be on the roster. Here’s what I’m hearing:

-News broke within the last 24 hours that the Eagles had three start 2017 recruit Malik Ondigo on campus against Notre Dame. Ondigo is a 6’9" forward that has a long list of offers from schools like Pitt, Purdue Texas Tech, Memphis, Minnesota and Kansas State. Ondigo currently attends Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut. Ondigo is long and athletic and a real difference maker on the defensive end of the floor. His offensive game is improving but he still does have some room to improve in that area. Indigo would obviously bring a much needed defensive presence to BC. Ondigo is originally from Arizona and is friends with former BC player Sammy Barnes Thompkins. I’ve heard that the former BC player has vouched for coach Christian and the rest of the BC staff, so BC has nothing to worry about in that regard. Ondigo is being recruited by Scott Spinelli.

-Speaking of Spinelli, he was in Connecticut over the weekend in West Haven checking out Notre Dame. Most think that Spinelli was checking out ND’s 2017 big man Jelani White, a 6’7" forward. White is a little big of an under the radar recruit, but BC is keeping tabs on him as his game continues to develop.

-Spinelli was in NYC last weekend checking out a couple of recruits. BC coach Jim Christian is heading back to the Big Apple tonight to check out one of the players that Spinelli was watching. The Eagles haven’t had much of a presence with NYC recruits in recent years, so this is an interest situation to monitor.