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Boston College Women’s Basketball Announces 2020 Recruiting Class

The Eagles will welcome 3 freshmen next season

Michelle Jay

Last week, the Boston College women’s basketball team officially announced next year’s incoming class, following all 3 players signing their NLIs. Guards Kaylah Ivey and Jo Jo Lacey have been verbally committed to BC for a while, but forward Sydney McQuietor announced her commitment just last month. Blue Star Basketball has BC’s recruiting class ranked 21st in the country and 6th in the ACC.

Ivey is a 5’8” guard out of Maryland. Blue Star has her ranked 14th in her position and 75th overall in this year’s class. As a junior at Riverdale Baptist she averaged 13.8 points per game. Boston College head coach
Joanna Bernabei-McNamee described Ivey as “a true point guard who has the ability to score. She’s a floor general who can hit the 3 and shoot a full-up jumper,” continuing that she is “excited for the versatility that [Ivey] has and the high IQ that she brings.”

McQuietor brings some serious height to the Eagles at 6’2”. Hailing from Texas, McQuietor currently plays for Keller High School, which she helped lead to a 2018 Bi-District Championship last season. Blue Star has he ranked 17th in her position and 167th overall.
“Sydney McQuietor is a post with really soft hands, so she can score around the basket. She has the size to really bang, but the agility to run the floor,” said Coach McNamee.

Lacey, a 6’1” guard from Pennsylvania, is a very highly touted recruit who should make a quick impact at BC. Ranked 6th in her position by both Blue Star and ESPN, Blue Star also put her at the 39th player in this draft class overall. Playing for Westtown High School, Lacey recorded 12.3 points and 6.9 rebounds a game as a junior and 12.7 points and 8.6 rebounds as a sophomore. She also helped her AAU squad to win the 2019 Indianapolis section of the EYBL Championship.
“She’s that player that I believe could defensively guard the one through five. She adds extra depth on the defensive end where we need it, but then offensively I think she can score as a three, as a stretch four,” said Coach McNamee of Lacey.

Per Coach McNamee, the coaching staff feels this group of recruits “adds much needed depth to every position, and they add much needed height to our team.”