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Boston College Basketball Recruiting: SF Markis McDuffie Trims List To Four

The New Jersey small forward is down to VCU, SMU, Boston College and Wichita State.


St. Anthony (N.J.) small forward Markis McDuffie has seen his recruitment heat up in recent months. McDuffie took to Twitter on Sunday night to announce that he had cut his list of colleges to four -- VCU, SMU, Boston College and Wichita State.

The 6-foot-7, 185 pounder from New Jersey boasts an impressive offer sheet of more than a dozen programs, including Buffalo, Fordham, Maryland, Penn State, Quinnipiac, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Joseph's and St. Peter's. Of the four finalists for McDuffie's services, he completed an official visit to VCU over the weekend and has a planned visit to Wichita State this weekend.

McDuffie recently cracked ESPN's Top 100 as the 92nd best recruit in the 2015 class. He's rated as a four-star recruit according to ESPN, and a three-star per Rivals and 247Sports. Last season, McDuffie averaged 14.4 PPG and 1.8 RPG for St. Anthony, helping the Friars to the Non-Public B championship game.

Brief scouting report from from back in April:

Over the last year, McDuffie has gone from a near-unknown to a high-major target, and it's not tough to see why. His size on the perimeter allows him to get his shot off against nearly any defender, and he's a very consistent shooter from beyond the 3-point arc and the mid-range as well. He's still got a lot of work to do in terms of filling out his frame; while he's added some muscle since last summer, there's still easily 15-20 pounds he could add to help him in college.

Head coach Jim Christian has already secured verbal commitments from three players in the 2015 class -- SF A.J. Turner (New Hampton, NH), PG Matt Milon (Oviedo, FL) and SG Jerome Robinson (Raleigh, NC) -- but has plenty of scholarship room available with Dimitri Batten, Aaron BrownK.C. Caudill, Alex Dragicevich, Eddie Odio, Patrick Heckmann and Lonnie Jackson all playing out their final year of eligibility in 2014-15.

Scholarship chart? Scholarship chart.

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
1 Darryl Hicks Fr_mediumG_medium Darryl Hicks So_mediumG_medium Darryl Hicks Jr_mediumG_medium Darryl Hicks Sr_mediumG_medium

Idrissa Diallo Fr_mediumF_medium Idrissa Diallo So_mediumF_medium Idrissa Diallo Jr_mediumF_medium Idrissa Diallo Sr_mediumF_medium
3 Garland Owens So_mediumF_medium Garland Owens Jr_mediumF_medium Garland Owens Sr_mediumF_medium OPEN
4 Will Magarity So_mediumF_medium Will Magarity Jr_mediumF_medium Will Magarity Sr_mediumF_medium OPEN
5 Olivier Hanlan Jr_mediumG_medium Olivier Hanlan Sr_mediumG_medium OPEN OPEN
6 Dennis Clifford Jr_mediumC_medium Dennis Clifford Sr_mediumC_medium OPEN OPEN
7 Eddie Odio Sr_mediumF_medium A.J. Turner Fr_mediumF_medium A.J. Turner So_mediumF_medium A.J. Turner Jr_mediumF_medium
8 KC Caudill Sr_mediumC_medium Matt Milon Fr_mediumG_medium Matt Milon So_mediumG_medium Matt Milon Jr_mediumG_medium
9 Lonnie Jackson Sr_mediumG_medium Jerome Robinson Fr_mediumG_medium Jerome Robinson So_mediumG_medium Jerome Robinson Jr_mediumG_medium
10 Alex Dragicevich Sr_mediumG_medium OPEN OPEN OPEN
11 Patrick Heckmann Sr_mediumG_medium OPEN OPEN OPEN
12 Dimitri Batten Sr_mediumG_medium OPEN OPEN OPEN
13 Aaron Brown Sr_mediumF_medium OPEN OPEN OPEN

Assumes: medical redshirts for Hicks and Clifford.