Thursday, December 1 2022

Boston College men’s basketball seems to be moving in the right direction, and a major analytics site seems to agree. Ken Pomeroy, better known as “KenPom”, ranks the Eagles as the 74th team in the nation. That’s a big jump from 114th where the Eagles finished the 2021-22 season. The Eagles open the season 22-23 on Nov. 7 against Cornell at home at Conte Forum.

Earl Grant’s side are returning most of their production from last season, less James Karnik who graduated last season. The sophomore guard averaged 11.4 points per game over his final five games of the season and shot 47% from the three-point line. Makai Ashton Langford led the Eagles in scoring, averaging 12.0 points per game, while Quinten Post emerged as a big man threat, averaging 9.4 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Expectations are starting to grow as Boston College appears to have more top-to-bottom depth than it has had in years. mason madsen, a deep-threat guard transferred from Cincinnati, and Grant his team brought in four real, exciting freshmen. Guardian DJ hand and forward Prince Alibe give the Eagles two potential offensive scorers, while Chas Kelley brings a defensive mindset that seems tailor-made for Earl Grant’s system. Armani Mightya Canadian center, could also be a name to watch off the bench.

Here is Ken Pom’s preseason rankings for opponents Boston College on their 2022-23 schedule:

Cornell: 220
Detroit Mercy: 255
Maine: 351
George Mason: 104
Belmont: 125/ Tarleton State: 200
Rhode Island: 141
Nebraska: 108
Duke: 15
New Hampshire: 328
Villanova: 20
Stone Hill: 349
Virginia Tech: 21
Syracuse: 54
Notre Dame: 43
Miami: 42
Wake Forest: 80
North Carolina: 9
Louisville: 91
Virginia: 5
Clemson: 60
NC Status: 81
Pittsburgh: 84
State of Florida: 65
Georgia Tech: 117


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