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2022-23 Boston College men's basketball preview

Boston College Eagles

2021-22 record: 13-20, 6-14 in ACC

Head coach: Earl Grant

Tenure at Boston College: 2nd Season

Career coaching record: 13-20

Home court: Conte Forum

Starters: G Makai Ashton-Langford, G Jaeden Zackery, G DeMarr Langford, F T.J. Bickerstaff, C Quinten Post

Bench: F Prince Aligbe, G Mason Madsen, F CJ Penha Jr.,  G Donald hand Jr., G Chas Kelly, Armani Mighty, F Devin McGlockton

Overview: Entering Earl Grant’s second season at the helm of the Eagles, Boston College looks to improve on its great 2022 ACC Tournament performance. After struggling throughout regular season conference play, the Eagles made a statement in Brooklyn, knocking off Wake Forest thanks to 19 points from DeMarr Langford. The squad then almost bested Miami, falling on an overtime buzzer beater.  

Boston College returns four of its five starters—Ashton-Langford, DeMarr Langford, T.J. Bickerstaff and Jaden Zackery. Quinten Post, who averaged an impressive 9.2 points and 5.4 rebounds off the bench, will fill in at center for the departed James Karnik. Langford, the lanky 6-foot-5 point guard, will be the team’s X-factor. After briefly testing the NBA waters, the junior decided another year honing his craft in Chestnut Hill, Mass., would serve him better. Langford was their offensive catalyst last year, averaging 11.3 points per game on 45.6% shooting. 

Ceiling: Grant’s squad only lost one starter from last year. Equipped with great team chemistry, Boston College is a competitive team in the ACC that can beat anyone when hot from the floor. It proves that its 2022 ACC tournament was no fluke and earns itself an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 2009. 

Floor: Boston College repeats their regular season woes from a year prior. It picks up wins in non-conference play against beatable opponents. However, the Eagles’ offensive production falters against the powerhouses of the ACC and they become a below average squad, finishing near the bottom of the standings and whimpering into the offseason with an early loss in the ACC tournament. 


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