Boston College received another blow on Saturday afternoon as sophomore guard Joe Rahon will seek a transfer to another program, according to Bodie DeSilva of 24/7 Sports.
Rahon, a native of California, will look to transfer just as Eagles junior forward Ryan Anderson did the same thing earlier this week. Anderson is also a native of California and both players could attempt to play closer to home with their transfer decisions.
The 6-foot-2 Rahon averaged nine points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 32 games for Boston College this season while shooting 40 percent from the field and 35 percent from the three-point line.
New Eagles’ head coach Jim Christian will certainly have his work cut out for him with the loss of two of his three leading scorers. Christian and Boston College will now hold its collective breath to see if sophomore guard Olivier Hanlon tests the NBA Draft.
I’m not sure there was a more disappointing team in the country that Boston College.
Bringing back most of their key pieces from the 2012-2013 season, the Eagles were expected by many to finish in the top half of the ACC and compete for an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. That’s what happens when you have a pair of talents like Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson on your roster.
But the season was a disaster.
Boston College finished 14th out of 15 ACC teams. Entering the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday night, the Eagles have all of eight wins on the year. If it wasn’t for their win at Syracuse back in February — that will go down as the season’s single weirdest outcome — the year would go down as a total waste of time.
The bad news doesn’t end there, however.
According to a report from Michael Vega of the Boston Globe, Hanlan, who averaged 18.6 points this season, is considering bolting for the NBA after the season. Per Vega, if Hanlan leaves — and maybe even if he doesn’t — Joe Rahon (9.0 points) and Anderson (14.3 points, 7.1 boards) may be convinced to transfer closer to their California hometowns.
Donahue’s job is already in jeopardy as he heads into the final year of a four-year contract he earned after leading Cornell to the Sweet 16 in 2010. Losing his top three players from a team that won just eight games certainly isn’t the way to keep his job, especially when an already apathetic fan base has reached pathetic levels.