Boston College sophomore forward CJ Felder announced today on Twitter that he plans to transfer to the University of Florida for the next academic year.
Felder was one of the most promising members of the Eagles’ roster during a very bad year that saw BC at the bottom of the ACC standings with only 2 conference wins. He averaged almost 10 points per game and shot .459 from the floor, good for the 2nd best shooting percentage on the team behind only Steffon Mitchell. His blocked shots were far and away the best on the team, as Felder averaged over 2 blocks per game. He will be a great addition for Florida as an inside scorer with good ball-control and great defensive instincts.
The Boston College roster looks to be in very bad shape with his departure, the departures of Wynston Tabbs and Jay Heath, and the assumed departures of Rich Kelly, Kamari Williams, and Steffon Mitchell. The frontcourt now looks particularly bad on the defensive side, as James Karnik is their only player left with proven competence around the rim, and even he was not as good as Mitchell or Felder on defense.
Felder’s decision to enter the transfer portal came just a week after new head coach Earl Grant was hired by Boston College and met with the team. Felder got a lot of interest from programs around the country, and never officially ruled out a return to Boston College, but the promise of a defined role at a good SEC program closer to home may have been too much to turn down.
We wish CJ all the best in his future after Boston College!