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ACC Recruiting: Looks Like Earl Grant Is Off To A Good Start For Boston College

Boston College may have found a pretty nifty backcourt of the future

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TOWSON, MD - JANUARY 03: Head coach Earl Grant of the Charleston Cougars looks on during a college basketball game against the Towson Tigers at the SECU Arena on January 3, 2019 in Towson, Maryland.
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Earl Grant hasn’t coached a game for Boston College yet but this week he set a tone for his program for possibly the next several years: he got a commitment from Donald Hand, Jr., the son of the former Virginia point guard by the same name on September 7th and over the weekend got a commitment from Chas Kelley.

Hand is a 6-5 point guard while Kelley is a 6-6 shooting guard (he’s been listed at 6-5 too).

This gives BC a really interesting future backcourt and could give Grant a lot of flexibility. If he goes man-to-man, he has two tall, athletic guards at the top of his defense.

They’ll be able to face a zone and see over most of the perimeter defenders.

BC is in a major rebuild and probably won’t be getting 5-star recruits right away. But as Tony Bennett has proven, you just need guys who understand your system and can thrive in it.

Grant is brand new so we don't know yet exactly what his system will be like but we like the idea of a big backcourt. Now let’s see what he goes after next.