Hours after announcing that head coach Jim Christian has been relieved of us duties, Boston College men’s basketball is making the news yet again, this time with an announcement that redshirt sophomore Wynston Tabbs will miss the remainder of the season due to a violation of BC’s COVID-19 protocols. This comes after BC missed 4 games in late January due to COVID quarantining within the program. The Eagles have 5 games remaining this season.
It is unclear how Tabbs violated BC’s COVID protocols. However, per Boston College’s COVID-19 rules, students are required to wear face coverings at all times on campus except when inside their rooms or eating (or obviously, for varsity athletes, when playing their sport). Students are not allowed to have non-BC guests in their dorms, cannot hold gatherings in their rooms that have not been approved and registered by ResLife, and must maintain social distancing.
Tabbs has played in 12 of BC’s 16 games this season, starting 9. He is fourth on the team with 160 points, but second in average points per game with 13.3. So this is certainly not a good sign for the already struggling Eagles.