Boston College Basketball Recruiting: PG Ty Graves Commits to Eagles


Jim Christian and Boston College basketball have added a new 2016 recruit with the addition of point guard Ty Graves.

Graves is the first commitment for Christian in the 2016 class. The recruit himself made the announcement yesterday.

(Editor’s note: we attempted to redact the original tweet for accuracy.)

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To choose Boston College, Ty Graves turned down offers from ACC foes Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Clemson, while also sporting other offers from Old Dominion, Harvard, and Charlotte, amongst others.

Notably, Graves is part of Rivals’ top 150 for the 2016 class as the number 121 player in the nation. This three-star guard from Montverde, Florida currently plays for his hometown Montverde Academy. Graves’s measurables are 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds.

Boston College has had other small, thin players manning the point for them in the past that turned out fine, so Ty Graves’s size is no worry to us at this point, especially considering we will not see him for a while. What is impressive is that it seemed as though Virginia was the leading candidate for his services, but somewhere between the summer and now, the high school point guard changed his mind and turned down the ACC champions to play at Boston College.

This is obvious good news for Boston College, who are holding their own on the court so far while securing some fine commitments. The football team palpably began its turnaround when the recruiting turned favorable, and Christian hopes the same can be the case here.

For those wondering Ty Graves looks on the court, there is an answer.

Granted, the defense in this game was so lazy that it practically induces foaming at the mouth, but he has a nice three-point shot.

At this point, the Eagles have three other basketball commits, all three star recruits from the 2015 class who committed in September. They are shooting guard Matt Milon of Florida, point guard Jerome Robinson of Raleigh, and shooting guard AJ Turner from New Hampton Prep. Like Graves, Turner is a Rivals150 recruit, ranking 107th in the 2015 class.

Congratulations to Graves on his commitment, and welcome to the program.