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Boston College Basketball Recruiting: Southern Miss Transfer Aaron Brown Commits To Eagles

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The Eagles land a 6-foot-5 wing transfer from Southern Miss.

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According to multiple reports, and first reported by Eagle Action's Eric Hoffses, Boston College hoops has landed a commitment from Southern Miss transfer Aaron Brown.

The 6-foot-5 wing was reportedly eyeing Boston College after being granted a release from Southern Miss late last week. After visiting campus earlier in the week, Jim Christian and the Eagles first-year coaching staff secured his commitment. Having already graduated from USM, Brown will be eligible to play immediately and has one year of eligibility remaining.

This will be Brown's third college program after starting at Temple and later transferring to Southern Miss. Last season with the Golden Eagles, Brown averaged 10.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Brown should vie for some starting minutes alongside Olivier Hanlan, especially in light of Joe Rahon's decision to transfer out of the program.

There is a lot to like about this pickup. Following the offseason additions of PF Idrissa Diallo and SG Dimitri Batten, BC only had one scholarship to give in this year's class. Bringing in Brown should provide a boost to the Eagles' backcourt without tying up a scholarship for four years. This is the type of low-risk, potentially high reward pickup that Steve Addazio has used to fill the talent gaps on the roster he inherited and it's good to see Jim Christian doing the same early on. Now if the staff can land a couple high-impact players in next year's recruiting class -- say, Aaron Falzon and Matt Milon -- they should be in much better shape moving forward.

Also, like the football program, this means that there will be a ton of new faces on the roster this coming season. Seeing how all the new faces will gel will be one of the more exciting developments to watch throughout the year.

The 2014-15 campaign gets underway in a few short months as the Eagles host New Hampshire on November 14 at Conte Forum.