Jim Christian likely got his Jairus Hamilton replacement today in the form of Rider Forward Frederick Scott:
BREAKING— All Facts (@AllFactsMedia) April 9, 2020
Boston College gets a commitment from Rider grad transfer Frederick Scott! Scott, a 6’8 forward averaged over 12ppg while adding 5rpg and shooting 40% from the 3pt line. Scott will join fellow MAAC grad transfer Rich Kelly in Chesnut Hill. Huge get for Jim Christian
Last year at Rider College, Scott started 18/30 games and put up 12 points and nearly 6 rebounds per game, good for second on the team in both categories. It earned him a spot on the All-MAAC 3rd team for the second year in a row.
Scott comes in looking like an immediate contributor as a stretch-three or four who could provide good spacing on the offensive end. His 37.3% three-point percentage is far better than the 30% the team shot last year, and it would have made him the second most effective deep threat after Jay Heath.
A quick film review of Scott definitely confirms his ability to shoot the three (he hit a buzzer beater to upset Penn St in 2017-18), but there’s not a lot to break down his defensive form.
I’d be curious to see where Christian goes with the frontcout lineup this year. There’s a lot of combinations of Scott/Felder/Mitchell/Kraljevic/Vanderbaan (with a dash of Kamari Williams) that might be effective, but unless Kraljevic improves a lot and Vanderbaan comes in ready, it lacks a true rim protector. Time will tell, I suppose.
Welcome Frederick! Go Eagles!
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