We’re almost at the end of the new player introductions, which have now been going on for over a week. The featured freshman today is a local: Ryan Kilcullen (#11), a guard from Hingham who, for the purposes of scholarships, is a walk-on.
This 6-7, 214 lb. Eagle is nineteen years old and most recently played post-graduate high school ball for Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. While there, he was a second-team All-New England player in his 2010-2011 season, in which he put up 16 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, and 3 assists per game. Prior to joining Exeter, he played his regular high school ball at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, where he scored 17 points per game and averaged 10 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 2009-2010. Furthermore, he was part of the local AAU circuit and was a teammate of Dennis Clifford’s.
Kilcullen coming to Boston College also has a hint of Eagle legacy to it. His father, Dan Kilcullen, played for BC in the early 1970s while his brother, Tim, was a team manager in recent years.
As is usually the case when you’re a walk-on, the scouting reports are a little light. By light, I mean practically non-existent. With that said, I do not envision a ton of minutes for Kilcullen, and I wouldn’t expect that he’ll be starting games, but with the scoring ability he demonstrated at high school and his size, he can make some waves coming off of the bench and situationally contribute to this team.