February 12, 2013
Hoops Recruiting Notebook
No More Jorgenson
The Eagles received some disappointing news on Tuesday when New Hampton point guard Travis Jorgenson committed to Georgia Tech. Jorgenson was the top rated player that BC had targeted in the class of 2013. Publically, Jorgenson said that he wasn't concerned competing for playing time with Hanlan and Rahon. Privately, some people think that was a huge factor in him not choosing BC. The BC staff tried to sell Jorgenson that there would be more than enough playing time for Olivier Hanlan, Joe Rahon and Jorgenson, which is the truth. It sounds like GT did a good job of talking him out of that.
Although guard isn't the biggest area of need with Hanlan and Rahon patrolling the back court for the next 3 seasons, it is still an area where BC needs some more depth. BC's next two top guard targets are Darryl Hicks Jon Severe, and Jalen Norman. All three are more shooting guards than point guards, but all have good enough handle to play in Steve Donahue's offense.
Big Man Still Needed
The staff continues to try and fill the 2013 class with a big man. Rashard Kelly looked like the most likely candidate for a while, but there has been some talk of him re-classifying to the 2014 class. Other big men that BC continues to recruit include Daryl Reynolds, Skye Johnson, and Thomas Hamilton.
Normally when Duke comes to town BC brings in a high amount of visitors. It is a can't miss opportunity for the staff because the atmosphere is fantastic and it showcases some of the big name accounts that BC has on its schedule. Unfortunately for BC, the blizzard that hit Massachusetts the day before the game derailed the plans for many of the expected visitors. Still, Ian Sistate, Josh Sharma, Sam Donahue, and Paschal Chukwu were able to make it for the game. Chukwu is the most intriguing prospect of the group, as he is a 7 footer that is a 4 star in the 2014 class.
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