Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Boston College Recruiting: Matt Milon Commits

Matt Milon the 6-4 shooting guard out of Oviedo High School in Florida, has committed to Boston College.  Milon had an official visit to BC over past the weekend, and signed Sunday night.  Milon also had offers from other top schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Florida State, Auburn, and more.  ESPN lists him as the 43rd best shooting guard in the class of 2015.  Milon is known as an aggressive guard who can shoot the three.  He doesn't just shoot the three though; he has a complete offensive package that helped him average over 18 PPG last season at Oviedo High School.  This is a great pickup to help new Boston College Basketball coach Jim Christian, take a step in the right direction of making Boston College a relevant college basketball team again in New England.

Since the day he got the job, Christian has been out recruiting and trying to make BC a contender again.  He missed out on local Terrance Mann when he committed to Florida State almost a month ago.  His goal now is to not miss out on any more local talent.  BC has been going after Josh Sharma and Aaron Falzon.  Sharma is from Lexington, Mass. and the seven footer would be a huge pick up for the Eagles.  He is ranked 70th in the ESPN 100.  Falzon (Newton, Mass.) is 6 foot 7 and his game extends beyond the arc.  Sharma and Falzon would form one of the most effective frontcourt tandems in college basketball if paired together.

The BC staff is also going after junior Kwe Parker.  He is a 6 foot 2 guard who plays at Wesleyan Christian Academy.  Parker can dunk the ball better than any other high school player in the country and is ranked 51st in the ESPN 60.  Below is a mixtape of Parker. 

Boston College hired Jim Christian as the new head coach in April.  He coached at Ohio University the past two seasons and led them to a 49-22 record.  Christian split time coaching at Texas Christian and Kent State his first 10 seasons.  In all of his 12 seasons he has led his teams to the postseason 8 times.  When he got the job at BC he said, “If you look at the great coaches and the success that [the Eagles have] had over the years, this is a situation where you wake up every day and you can't wait to get to work and roll your sleeves up” (Via ESPN Boston).  Well rolling his sleeves up and going to work is exactly what Jim Christian has done.

The future of Boston College basketball looks bright with new head coach Jim Christian in place.  Now Christian just has to hope he can land some local talent in his 2015 recruiting class.  Sharma and Falzon coming to BC would be a dream come true for Christian and all BC fans.  Maybe one year from now Boston College will be battling with Harvard and UConn for bragging rights of being the best college team in New England.  Of course this is dependent on if they can land a solid recruiting class as Jim Christian has set out to do.


Boston College has landed two more commitments since Sunday.  Both A.J. Turner and Jerome Robinson have committed to BC.  Robinson is a 6 foot 4 guard who can shoot the three.  He played with Garner Elite over the summer in the Adidas Gauntlet and averaged 9.6 PPG shooting 44% from three point land (via NBC Sports).  Robinson will join Matt Milon in the Eagles back court.  A.J. Turner will join both Milon and Robinson next season.  Turner is a 4 star recruit ranked 4th in New Hampshire.  He can shoot the three and plays great in transition.  The 6 foot 6 small forward averaged 9.8 PPG with his AAU team The Family over the summer.  Turner is BC's third commitment in the 2015 class this week.  New head coach Jim Christian is on a roll right now.  Watch A.J. Turner play below.

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