Late Thursday, Brewster Academy shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, one of BC's top targets in the 2015 class, announced that he plans to play ball in the Atlantic Coast Conference; just not for the Eagles. Mitchell, one of the summer's breakout stars in the 2015 class, verballed to Louisville on the first night of two-day visit to the school.
After making an official visit to Villanova earlier in the week, the final stop for Mitchell was an official visit to Louisville. Earlier in the week, Mitchell culled his list to five programs -- Louisville, Boston College, Florida State, Providence and Villanova. And while BC did make Mitchell's final five, it still always felt like the longest of long shot that Jim Christian and the Eagles coaching staff would land the four-star guard.
With Mitchell off the board, here's a brief look at BC's top remaining targets in the 2015 class:
Terance Mann, Shooting Guard
Tilton, NH (Tilton School)
6-foot-5, 180 lbs.
Final List: Boston College, Rhode Island, Arizona State, Florida State, Marquette, Indiana
On Wednesday, Mann, a 6-foot-5 guard from the Tilton School, cut his list to six programs -- Boston College, Marquette, Florida State, Arizona State, Indiana and Rhode Island. The New Hampshire native ranks 78th in the latest 2015 ESPN 100. BC is up to 73% in 247Sports's Crystal Ball, though Zags Blog's Jack LeGwin predicts Mann to Florida State. Georgetown, which didn't make Mann's final six, claims the remaining 20%. The four-star guard would be an enormous pickup for Christian and the Eagles coaching staff; the type of player that could really build some early momentum on the recruiting trail for 2015.
Aaron Falzon, Power Forward
Southborough, MA (Northfield Mount Hermon)
6-foot-8, 208 lbs.
Offers: Boston College, Harvard, Boston University, Georgia, Marquette, N.C. State, Penn State, Providence, Rutgers
A 6-foot-8, 208 pound power forward out of Northfield Mount Hermon, Falzon made a second visit to the Heights earlier this month. Falzon is considered the 113th best player in the 2015 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. 247Sports' Crystal Ball has 10 predictions for the four-star PF -- all for BC.
Josh Sharma, Power Forward
Northfield, MA (Northfield Mount Hermom)
6-foot-11, 215 lbs.
Offers: Boston College, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Creighton, Davidson, Gonzaga, Illinois, Kansas State, Massachusetts, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Penn, Providence, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest
Long considered a heavy Wisconsin lead, Sharma has added two other schools to the list of ones he's currently focusing on -- Boston College and Stanford. After wrapping up the adidas Nations camp earlier in the week, Sharma is coming off a visit to Stanford on August 6. He hasn't cut his list to those final three schools, but those are the ones he's currently focused on. Rivals ranks Sharma as the 75th best prospect in the 2015 class and is one of the few legit 7-footers in next year's recruiting class. 247Sports' Crystal Ball is still 100% to Wisconsin, though Stanford could start to chip away at Bucky's lead for Sharma's services.
Jeremy Miller, Power Forward
New Hampton, NH (New Hampton)
6-foot-9, 215 lbs.
Offers: Boston College, Virginia Tech, Xavier, Connecticut, Florida State, Providence
All quiet on Jeremy Miller's recruitment over the last few months. After backing away from his commitment to BC after the coaching change, it appears that Xavier has become a favorite to land the services of the New Hampton power forward. Xavier has picked up the last four 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions and currently leads with 56%.
Markis McDuffie, Small Forward
Jersey City, NJ (St. Anthony)
6-foot-7, 185 lbs.
Offers: Boston College, Buffalo, Fordham, Penn State, Quinnipiac, Seton Hall, St. Peter's, Virginia Commonwealth, Maryland, Wichita State, SMU
Things have been relatively quiet regarding McDuffie's recruitment, though he did pick up a few more offers coming out of the July evaluation period. Maryland, Wichita State and SMU are the latest programs to offer the rising three-star small forward from Jersey City. No word on where McDuffie is leaning at this point and I wouldn't be surprised if he continues to pick up a few more offers before trimming his list.