The Boston College men’s basketball team has gone through a period of upheaval recently, as two players have transferred out, with potentially another on the way. Additionally, two players have transferred into BC, and will hope to make an impact as part of a veteran Eagles team next season.
Johncarlos Reyes and Avery Wilson have both departed the Heights in search of bigger roles. Reyes, a graduate transfer, is heading to the Nevada Wolfpack after four years at BC. He averaged just 8.0 minutes, 2.2 points, and 1.1 rebounds per game in his tenure.
Head coach Jim Christian did not give Reyes much of a chance to compete for minutes last season, largely due to Nik Popovic’s fantastic season at center. While BC was clearly not the place for Reyes, he might find playing time hard to come by at Nevada, who has made the NCAA tournament in each of the past three seasons.
Avery Wilson transferred to Southern Louisiana University after two frustrating seasons with the Eagles. Wilson is another player who was frozen out by Christian, averaging only 3.8 minutes per game. With the fantastic backcourt of Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson playing extremely well his freshman year and the arrival of Wynston Tabbs and Chris Herren Jr. his sophomore year, Wilson was always an afterthought in the backcourt, and did not take the opportunities that were, albeit rarely, given to him.
Additionally, Vin Baker Jr. has entered the transfer portal, and will be looking to move on after averaging only 7.0 minutes per game in two years at BC.
While these three players are moving on from the Heights, Makai Ashton-Langford, a rising junior and Derryck Thornton Jr., a graduate transfer, are reportedly transferring into BC. Ashton-Langford will be ineligible to play this upcoming season before having two years of eligibility. He did not impress last season at Providence, despite averaging 17.2 minutes per game, scoring only 3.7 points per game. Ashton-Langford was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, however, and his upside is still tremendous.
Finally, graduate transfer Derryck Thornton Jr. has joined the Eagles for his final year of eligibility. Thorton, who averaged 7.7 points per game last season in 27.7 minutes per game last season at USC, is another veteran presence in an already older locker room. The 6-foot-3 guard should be able to give valuable minutes off of the bench and help mentor Wynston Tabbs.
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