The term "big man on campus" is about to get a whole new meaning at Boston College.
Center Juan Carlos Reyes, a 6'10", 223-pounder out of Sound Doctrine Christian Academy (Ga.) committed to Boston College on Thursday, giving the Eagles a much-needed big man to play for head coach Jim Christian.
John Carlos Reyes is heading to Boston College— Gymratinsider.com (@Gymratinsider) June 18, 2015
BC beat out a host of other schools, including ACC foes Clemson and Georgia Tech. They also outrecruited South Carolina, Tennessee, George Mason, and Memphis for the rights to call Reyes a member of their team.
A 2015, three-star recruit per 247sports, Reyes is a HUGE presence in the paint. Pairing him up with returning forward Idy Diallo will give the Eagles a young, big presence in the middle, an area they struggled mightily in at times during the 2014-2015 season. They will also have rising senior center Dennis Clifford returning to the Heights, giving BC three players 6'11" or taller.
Diallo was a part of the Eagles last year but was a nonfactor after suffering an injury.
The commitment is a real recruiting coup for Jim Christian, who lost out on power forward Shawntrez Davis and Florida transfer Eli Carter. But he's rebounded by receiving the commitment of 6'6" Latvian small forward Ervins Meznieks and former St. John's commit Sammy Barnes-Thompkns.
With a core now forming, hopefully this is the start of BC starting to rebuild the program after spending the last few years sliding down the ranks.
Welcome to The Heights to the latest Eagle, someone who we are sure to see coming as he begins his career at BC!