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Miller off the board to Boston College

Boston College defeated Syracuse the #1 team in the nation on Wednesday, on Thursday they received their first 2015 commitment in Jeremy Miller as well as their highest ranked player in Coach Donahue’s four years at Boston College.

Miller is a 6’ 9” forward/ center who will be able to stretch the defense, because of his ability to make the long range shot as well as post up.  The junior forward has improved year to year, but in order to become more effective on the low block he will have to continue to improve his strength.

Miller states, “I chose Boston College because the school really blew me away in different aspects, not just basketball.  I want to major in public relations or communication and BC has my major”

Boston College has gone on record stating that they want to make New England a priority when it comes to recruiting.  Miller attends New Hampton School (NH); is a resident of Milton (MA) and lives about 15 minutes from the Chestnut Hill campus. A few weeks prior Jeremy was present at the Boston College vs. Duke game sitting courtside.

When asked how he felt about the eagles Miller states “I love the coaches and everyone that I talked to, it felt like home since I’m only 15 minutes away.”

Miller held offers from Maryland and Providence College.

Boston College could be on to something, by making local kids a priorities, more kids will take a long hard look at the ACC school located close to there house.  Miller will potentially join his high school teammate Olivier Hanlan who was the ACC rookie of the year last season.

I would like to thank my parents; they are my biggest supports and are always there with me.  Also Pete Hutchins and all my family and friends, Now I can focus on finishing the season off strong winning a AAA championship, then a peach jam championship with BABC”


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Steve Hailey On/Off The Court

Almost every youth growing up playing basketball has dreams of playing in the NBA one day. Steve Hailey had those dreams but found a different purpose for his talents and knowledge for the game of basketball.

Hailey began his playing career at Trinity Catholic High School and was supposed to take over reigns of All Scholastic heralded guard Frankie Patten(a player Stevie watched growing up in his neighborhood). But Hailey had taken a different path, transferring to Worcester Academy as a sophomore.

While at Worcester Academy Stevie was coached by Mo Cassara(Hofstra) while teaming up with NBA players Jarret Jack(New Orleans Hornets) and Craig Smith(Portland Trail Blazers). There’s no reason why Hailey couldn’t see himself playing at that level acheiving the same success as his peers.

Hailey was a winner where ever he went and schools began calling around his sophmore year in 2001 when he helped lead BABC to a AAU national title. At Worcester Academy he lead the 2002-03 Hilltoppers to a 25-4 record and the NEPSAC Class A title. The likes of Notre Dame, Kentucky, Duke, Georgia Tech came knocking before he chose Boston College. While at Boston College Stevie was the point guard of a starting 5 where 3 of the players ended up being 1st round draft picks.

After college Stevie played a couple years in the ABA trying to get a NBA look. When talking to Stevie he doesn’t miss the NBA at all. He loves what he’s doing now. If he continued chasing a NBA pay check he would have never found his true calling.

In the Summer you can find Stevie running a Boston Pro-Am he put together about 3 years ago (Fri 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Sat 10am-2pm) at the Tobin Community Center. For More Info (http://www.BAUCDREAM.com).

Alot of people got a chance to chat with Stevie the basketball player. But HDM got a chance to talk with Steve Hailey the Husband, Father, Coach, Trainer and Mentor. Listen and watch how Mr. Hailey found his true calling and what he’s doing now to better himself and the city of Boston.


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Olivier Hanlan “Commits to Boston College”

Oliver Hanlan a native of Canada has given Boston College a verbal commitment, this is great news for the newly formed Boston College program as they get one of the nations premier point guards.

Oliver first arrived to New Hampton School (NH) in 2010 – 2011, the point guard took the NEPSAC by storm along with the rest of the Huskies advancing to the NEPSAC championship before losing to Maine Central Institute (ME).

Hanlan took an official visit to Boston College last week, and also visited Virginia Tech in September. Oliver’s final considerations where  Virginia, Dayton, and Rice.

Boston College has done a great job recruiting Hanlan and there hard work paid off, he could be a key point in landing other local talent that attend schools in the New England area, to join him at the beautiful chestnut hill campus.

A look below will show Oliver at a glance with his Canadian Team

2011 Member of the 2011 on the Junior Men’s National Team that competed in the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men in Latvia… Ranked second on the team in total assists (20).
2010 A member of the 2010 Cadet Men’s National Team that captured Bronze at the 2010 U17 World Championships. Averaged 7.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists (2nd on the team)…Recorded a team high, 15 points, versus Lithuania…Had a strong game against China, scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.

PROVINCIAL HIGHLIGHTS:

2010 A member of the 2010 Quebec Provincial Team the won Gold at the 2010 National Championships…Awarded MVP of the tournament…averaged 20 points (2nd in the tournament) and 6.2 assists (1st in the tournament).

2009 A member of the 2009 Quebec Provincial Team that won Gold at the 2009 Canada Summer Games.