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Former 5 Star Recruit and USC Grad Transfer Derryck Thornton Commits to Boston College Basketball

A nice surprise on the recruiting trail for Jim Christian!

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USC’s Derryck Thornton has committed to Boston College this morning, per Jon Rothstein. The guard, ranked as the 14th best player out of HS in the 2015 class, enrolled at Duke for a season and started 20 games for the Blue Devils. At the end of the year, he transferred to USC. After sitting out a year, he played two years in Los Angeles, posting a 7-3-4 statline in 28mpg with the Trojans this most recent year.

The sunny shores of California were clearly not enough to keep Thornton, however, and he’s decided to become an Eagle now that he’s graduated. As previously reported, Thornton was also recruited by Gonzaga and St Johns (among others), so this is a bit of an upset by the Jim Christian and co.

You can see his highlights below. While he’s not a prolific scorer, he’s a great ball-handler and passer, really athletic, shoots well from the mid-range, and is good, high IQ defender. He does it all. With the departure of Ky Bowman the Eagles needed someone else to run the offense besides Wynston Tabbs. This is a huge get.

Welcome to the Heights, Derryck. Go Eagles!