After losing Ky Bowman to the NBA, the Eagles start the 2019-20 season with Derryck Thornton at the point guard spot, a reliable post scorer in Nik Popovic, and an exciting freshman class.
The likes of Derryck Thornton, Steffon Mitchell, and Jared Hamilton will aim to provide BC leadership alongside a group of freshmen brimming with potential.
Four-star, Top-100 recruit DeMarr Langford announced his commitment to the Eagles Saturday. His brother, Makai Ashton-Langford, also transferred to BC in July. Langford is the second Top-100 recruit the Eagles have secured in 12 years.
Ky Bowman reportedly could have been drafted in the second round on Thursday night, but didn’t want to commit to a two-way contract.
Derryck Thornton was a five-star ESPN 100 recruit who originally played at Duke before transferring to USC after his freshman season.
Ever since Wynston Tabbs suffered a left knee injury, Ky Bowman has received an unprecedented amount of attention from opposing defenses, and it shows on paper.
Ky Bowman struggled, the Eagles couldn’t box Zion Williamson out, and BC watched a first-half lead quickly delve into a 25-point loss.
The Eagles held a slim two-point lead at the halftime break, but the No. 2 Blue Devils exerted their will in the second half, eventually winning by 25.
Jordan Chatman was the lone bright spot for the Eagles, returning to form by leading BC with 21 points and connecting on 6-of-10 attempts from behind the arc in the Eagles’ loss to Louisville.
Conference play is finally getting underway in the ACC, so here’s a look at how each team fared in non-conference play and what they bring to the conference title chase.