BC Basketball Recruiting: Darryl Hicks Chooses Eagles


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Another new player for the Boston College basketball team has made it official and joined the 2013 class.

Tuesday saw the commitment of shooting guard Darryl Hicks, a 3-star recruit (Rivals) from Louisville, Kentucky. ESPN rated him as a 2-star recruit. His measurables are 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds.

The in/out chart for the 2013-14 season now looks as follows:

Apparently Returning (10)Eddie Odio, KC Caudill, Ryan Anderson, John Cain Carney, Lonnie Jackson, Olivier Hanlan, Dennis Clifford, Joe Rahon, Danny Rubin, Patrick Heckmann
Leaving (1)Andrew Van Nest
Joining Team (4)Alex Dragicevich, Garland Owens, Sam Donahue, Darryl Hicks
Walk-Ons, Status Unclear (2)Steve Perpiglia, Drew Jacobs

At one point, Hicks compiled an impressive offer list, which included Indiana, Arizona, and Florida State. Many of those were put on the board during or prior to 2011, after which Hicks narrowed his options to Western Kentucky and BC. There is word that he suffered a foot injury at some point later in his high school playing career, which might explain why his options narrowed with some big-time programs falling by the wayside.

Hicks is a finalist for Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball award in 2013 and helped lead his high school to a state championship as a junior.

Hicks is a recruit who has been regarded by some to have had more than 2 or 3-star talent, but the recruiting services do not see him that way now. If one chooses to look at this recruitment optimistically, if Hicks can round back into form, Steve Donahue may have gotten a steal. Obviously, Hicks as a guard at 6-3 does not help solve Boston College’s issues with size, but there is also the possibility that the Eagles are not done with this class (and that more spots might open due to roster attrition).

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