Heading into ACC play, the Eagles, who racked up 10 or more 3-pointers on 14 separate occasions last season, are currently shooting 30.7 percent from deep—the 66th-worst clip in the country.
Despite a 28-point effort from Jordan Chatman, the Eagles faltered at home in overtime to former Big East rival Providence, conceding 100 points in the setback.
Ky Bowman led the Eagles with 19 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Wynston Tabbs chipped in with 16 points in his collegiate debut as BC beat Milwaukee 73-53 in its season opener.
The Eagles’ dreadful start to the season is part of a larger downward spiral that goes back to the end of the 2016-17 season, and is magnified even more by the recent rise of other sports like football.
Jerome Robinson’s time in Chestnut Hill might be over, but his unprecedented climb to the NBA lottery will transform head coach Jim Christian’s recruiting pitch—Thursday’s draft officially put BC back on the map.
Robinson, who back in February was ignored on virtually every prospect ranking and mock draft, is not only BC’s first top-15 pick in 36 years, but he’s also the school’s first-ever lottery selection.
The Eagles junior guard announced Wednesday that he was withdrawing from the NBA Draft to return for his third season on the Heights, fresh off a 2017-18 campaign where he averaged nearly 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists per game.