The Boston College Eagles appear to have filled a much needed hole in their lineup, acquiring Western Michigan transfer Connar Tava.
Former WMU fwd Connar Tava just committed to— TJ Kelley (@scoopIPS) March 29, 2016
Boston College for his 5th year. Reunites with hs teammate (Warren DE LA Salle, MI.) AJ Tuner.
BC has landed their much needed PF. Was ranked #5 player in the MAC going into last season https://t.co/uR2pgUqkxA— EagleAction (@BCEagleAction) March 29, 2016
The acquisition fills a hole that the Eagles have had trouble filling all year. Tava gives the Eagles a bonafide 4, allowing for the potential to run an offense with two big men. Tava also attended Warren De La Salle High School, the same HS as BC sophomore AJ Turner.
Tava missed last year with a broken foot sustained in the preseason. He received a medical redshirt for last season. During the 2014-15 season, Tava led WMU with 12.3 points per game, 3.3 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per game.
SBNation Hustle Belt broke down what kind of player Tava was for WMU on offense:
And what made Tava such a great weapon? A combination of size paired with agility and confidence in shooting. The confidence goes beyond shooting really, as Tava knows how to orchestrate an offense, driving and distributing when necessary.
And rebounding and on defense:
Tava's defensive abilities are also more that solid. As we mentioned, he's the team's leader in rebounds, and his similarly aforementioned agility makes him more than competent to keep up with the other forwards in the conference.