As women’s basketball season approaches, here’s a look at the team’s seniors and what type of role they might play this year...
#44 Akunna Konkwo | Center
Konkwo is a redshirt sophomore, who missed her entire freshman season due to injury. Her redshirt freshman season was also cut short, as she played just 7 games before getting hurt yet again. During those 7 games, she averaged 4 points and 4.6 rebounds.
Unfortunately Eagles fans haven’t had a chance to see her in peak form, but she graduated from high school with the scoring and rebounding records at Bishop Ireton - she recorded 2,345 career points and 1,800 career rebounds. If Konkwo is able to stay healthy and find her rhythm in ACC play, she could be a huge asset to the Eagles, but as it stands, she’s a bit of an unknown.
#2 Kaylah Ivey | Guard
Ivey was a highly touted recruit (14th in her position and 75th overall per Blue Star), and she showed flashes of brilliance in her freshman season. She averaged 3.6 points over 18 games last year, but she had some explosive outings, most notably grabbing 5 steals against UNH and scoring 23 points against UMass Lowell. Ivey is the type of player who could make a big jump between freshman year and sophomore year, so she’s one to keep an eye on.
#4 JoJo Lacey | Guard/Forward
Another highly anticipated recruit, Lacey was ranked 6th in her position and 39th overall by Blue Star. ESPN also ranked her 6th in her position. Lacey only played in 7 games last year before getting injured. She averaged 1 point and .9 rebounds over those games. Like Konkwo, Lacey seems to have the raw talent to be an impact player for the Eagles, but she hasn’t had enough ACC experience to predict how this season will go for her.
#0 Dontavia Waggoner | Guard
Fans should be excited for this 6’0 transfer from NC State. Waggoner wasn’t given much playing time for the Wolfpack, and averaged 2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in about 7 minutes of playing time per game. Despite not getting much of a shot at NC State, Waggoner was a 4 star ESPN recruit, and Prospect Nation named her the 35th best player in her recruiting class. By coming to a team like BC where she will likely have the opportunity for more playing time, Waggoner could end up becoming a key player in the ACC.