Earl Grant’s first full recruiting class appears to be over
Following the news of Armani Mighty’s commitment to Boston College men’s basketball, it looks like Earl Grant’s first full recruiting class, Class of 2022, is all but complete. The work Grant has done so far has garnered praise, especially from ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein, who believes Grant is laying the groundwork for talent research and development in B.C., while also constituting a team that can be tough and flexible defensively.
Let’s look at the class:
–Globally, 247Sports ranks BC’s class 24th nationally and 5th in the CCA.
PF Prince Aligbe 4 stars is noted # 111 nationally by 247 Sports and according to their ranking, this is the sixth best rookie BC has landed since their database debuted in the mid-2000s. (Your top 5? Jairus Hamilton, Rakim Sanders, Reggie Jackson, Sean Williams, Demarr Langford Do whatever you like with this information.)
Aligbe was highly sought after by a number of “power” programs, including Georgetown, Florida, and Maryland.
-The Donald Hand combo guard is 3 or 4 stars depending on the rating service you believe, and is ranked 126th nationally by 247. This rating also places it among the top 9 rookies in BC since the start of the 247 database. conference programs such as Clemson, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, and Penn State, as well as smaller conference programs such as UConn and Old Dominion.
-Chas Kelley of Houston is a nationally # 289, 3-star-rated 6’5 ” shooting goaltender who has garnered interest from some quality programs including Butler and DePaul. ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein hailed him as someone who could be better than his numbers indicate due to the fact that he plays in a busy squad currently where he shares the ball with a number of prospects among the 100 best.
-Armani Mighty is a bit more offbeat when it comes to recruiting sites, but his size (6’10 ”) and potential as a post player has drawn offers from Providence and Vermont.
Put the pieces together and it looks like a classroom with some building blocks for the future. Time will tell what they look like on the pitch, but Earl Grant is already drawing attention to the ‘crootine trail’.