Boston College sophomore guard Jay Heath announced today on Twitter that he intends to transfer to Arizona State. He had entered the transfer portal about 10 days ago, just after Earl Grant was announced as BC’s new head coach and had met with the team.
Thank you to all the schools that have shown interest, but after a lot of long talks with my family and coaches I have decided to commit to Arizona State University. I am excited to start my next journey!!!— J.Heath (@TheRealJayHeath) March 27, 2021
In 2 seasons with the Eagles, Heath was a huge part of the team. He averaged over 30 minutes a game both years, scoring over 13 points per game and shooting .365 from three-point range. He was the team’s leading scorer in both of his seasons at Boston College, so it’s not an exaggeration to say that the Eagles are losing a huge part of their offensive identity moving forward.
Heath is part of a contingent of players that are leaving BC through the transfer portal this offseason, including Wynston Tabbs, CJ Felder, and Rich Kelly. New head coach Earl Grant will have a lot on his plate trying to find scorers that can match what these guys were able to do, or risk finishing even worse than BC did this past season (last in the ACC with 2 conference wins).
We’re still waiting on word from CJ Felder and Rich Kelly on where they plan to spend their next season, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as Coach Grant recruits his own players to come in to replace these pieces. We wish Jay luck at his new school!