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Boston College Lands Third Commitment

Jim Christian and the Boston College men’s basketball staff have made it a point to recruit and land prospects from New England to have a foundation to build on in order to extend their recruiting trail. The Eagles extended that trail when they picked up their third 2015 commitment in the 2015 class but first ever recruit from the region for this current coaching staff when A.J. Turner, who announced via Twitter to announce his excitement to be a BC Eagle while on an official visit to Chestnut Hill.

“It was just the feel. I instantly felt like BC was home,” stated Turner on why he chose Boston College. “I trust the coaches and I believe in what they are saying. Playing against the best of the best in the ACC, I’ll be playing against future pros almost every game.”

AJ Turner joins Matt Milon and Jerome Robinson to form the Eagles current to 2015 recruiting class. But the beauty of landing a kid in New England is his relationship with other prospects in that region who are also considering BC.

“Since I committed, I’ve been talking with Josh Sharma. It would definitely be nice to get him and Aaron Falzon.

Newly hired assist coach Preston Murphy was credited with the commitment, Murphy a resident of Michigan, who has been recruiting Turner for a few years now.

Turner painted a picture about Boston College of a person looking for a place to call home and found it in Chestnut Hill.

 

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“I loved the campus environment and atmosphere. The BC fans and supporters showed me a lot of love on campus. I just fell in love with the place and knew it was home.

“I would like to thank my biggest supporters, my parents, my grandparents, and my coach Hutch from New Hampton”


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Eagles Coaching Staff Keeping Busy on the Recruiting Trail

Head Coach Jim Christian and Co. is looking to recruit big in 2015, with several open scholarships to be filled at the end of the 2014-15 season. The Boston College Eagles have positioned themselves to land a number of highly recruited prospects that could end up being program changers.Having been heavy players in the final list of top 100 prospects Terance Mann (Florida State U.) and Donovan Mitchell (Louisville) who opted to play for other programs. The Eagles are showing great efforts in keeping local prospects in New England.

The Eagles are in the mix with local ranked prospects Josh Sharma, Aaron Falzon and AJ Turner. Turner, who attends the New Hampton School in New Hampshire is a smooth wing that could add instant offense to the Eagles. Sharma, a 6-foot-11 athletic big man who runs the floor well has a developing offensive game whose real impact will come on the defensive end protecting the rim. Josh Sharma is scheduled to be on campus for an official visit Sept. 18. Falzon, is a sharp shooting forward who can light it up in bunches from deep and can fill the void of a skilled perimeter player. Falzon is slated to visit BC in October for an official visit. Jim Christian and his staff will be on Northfield Mt. Hermon campus this week to visit Josh Sharma and Aaron Falzon who are prep teammates.  All three prospects have official visits set up with Boston College this fall.

Head Coach Jim Christian has also made his way outside of New England with Jerome Robinson and Matt Milon. Milon, a 6-foot-4 shooter from Oviedo, Florida became the first member of the Eagles 2015 recruiting class when he gave a verbal commitment over the weekend while on a visit. Robinson recently gave a verbal commitment to the Eagles while visiting the Chestnut Hill campus today. Whereas Markis McDuffie will Join AJ Turner on a visit to Chestnut Hill Sept. 12. where Jared Dudley (Milwaukee Bucks) has already expressed that he will be on campus.

Jared Dudley has recently took to Twitter in response to finding out Sharma would be visiting BC saying “We Need Him”. There’s a new feeling of excitement over at Chestnut Hill under the direction Jim Christian and Co. who are working towards sitting on top of that hill in collegiate sports.