Boston College junior forward Ryan Anderson announced on Monday evening that he will transfer out of the basketball program.
He made the proclamation himself on Twitter:
I have decided to transfer from BC. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last 3 yrs. Proud I was able to be an Eagle #RIPDK
— Ryan Anderson (@_AndersonBC12) April 7, 2014
Anderson ends his Boston College playing career with a total of 1,282 points over three seasons on the Heights. In his final season as an Eagle, Anderson averaged 14.3 points per game with just over seven rebounds per contest. He notched five double-doubles over the course of the year, including his last game in maroon and gold against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament.
There is no telling where he will land next, but a likely spot is his native West Coast.
We wish Anderson the best in his future endeavors, though this raises deep concerns about the immediate future of the program. Ryan Anderson was generally believed to be the second-best player on the team behind Olivier Hanlan, and the latter is weighing a decision to enter the NBA Draft. Should Hanlan leave, the two best players on the team by far will have set out for greener pastures, leaving a massive task for new coach Jim Christian.
Ryan Anderson had been rumored last month as a potential flight risk, as was Hanlan and junior guard Joe Rahon. Rahon has not made any public indication as to his status in recent times.