Boston College Basketball 2011-12 Player Evaluations

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John Cain Carney | 13

2011-12 evaluation: INC

Cain Carney played 22 minutes this season, including nine in the Florida State upset. That’s about 21 minutes longer than I remember him playing this year. He did not make it into the scoring column, but he did fill out the rebounding and assists columns.

Can’t evaluate based on so little playing time.

Matt Humphrey | 14

2011-12 evaluation: Above average to good

Humphrey was the definition of inconsistent this season. When he was good, he was very good, but when he was bad, he was very bad. It was more the former than the latter, but I’d be lying if I said he wasn’t frustrating at times.

In most games, Humphrey ended up posting decent point totals, but sometimes he also had the problem of taking too many shots. In particular, he had a penchant for bombing three pointers but only making 31% of them, which was very slightly down from his time at Oregon as a bench player.

There is no doubt that Humphrey plays with passion and was one of the main contributors this season, but one never knew if “good Humph” or “bad Humph” was going to play on any given day. He should be able to make an impact during his senior year, but how much of one is up to him.

Lonnie Jackson | 20

2011-12 evaluation: Above average

Jackson can shoot and I don’t think anyone can question that. There is definitely a role for him going forward, whether it’s off the bench or otherwise. At times, he sizzled from behind the arc and really brought some energy to BC’s offense.

Was it perfect? Of course not, because like most freshmen, he had some poor games. Steve Donahue definitely has a shooter to work with in Jackson, however. I can’t project a trajectory for his BC career, but perhaps he can be very useful as a three-point shooting specialist; if he can add size and shore up some other areas of his game, he can really contribute in the future.

John Cahill | 22
Graduate student

2011-12 evaluation: Needs work

During the 2010-11 season when the Eagles very nearly made the NCAA Tournament (but had to settle for the NIT), Cahill provided some real spark off the bench and even earned some starting time. This year, the same pop wasn’t there.

This is not to say he didn’t play hard, because he did, but outside of a few plays here and there, his contributions were fairly limited offensively. Defensively, he made some plays. Cahill was injured in the middle of the season and this impacted his playing time, but outside of being a mentor to the freshmen (which I’m sure was helpful), there were not a ton of impact plays to his credit.