Jordan Daniels, who played in every game for Boston College last year and started many of them as well, is reportedly transferring from Boston College.
Daniels averaged 6.4 points and 2.6 assists as a freshman for Steve Donahue‘s Eagles in 2011-2012. By the end of the season, Daniels had established himself as an important part of the rotation.
According to Jon Rothstein, who reported the transfer on his Twitter account, Daniels “will likely transfer back to the West Coast” (Jordan is from Etiwanda, California).
Not many people expect much from BC this season. The loss of a solid player like Daniels will only hurt their chances of making noise in the ACC.
A freshman at Boston College, Olivier Hanlon, was expected to take a good amount of Daniel’s minutes this season. Hanlon, who is listed at 6’4, has a huge size advantage over the 5’8 Daniels. Donahue has also been praising Hanlon’s skills throughout the off-season.
While it is not a fact that Daniel’s left due to his potential decrease in minutes, it is certainly a possibility. The decrease in playing time in addition to living on the other side of the country, might have been too much for Daniel’s to tolerate.
Boston College will attempt to bounce back from this loss as they start their 2012 season. In a conference with many perennial powerhouses as well as young rising teams, BC will have to work hard to establish themselves as a legitimate threat.
Boston College opens up their season November 11th against Florida International, before taking on #19 Baylor on November 15th.
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