McLain Headed To Big East

Akida McLain was set to go on a visit to Virginia this weekend, but that won't happen. He's going to play in the Big East.

The Boston College Eagles fell for Akida McLain at Nike. They watched him hard at Five-Star and then again at the AAU Nationals.

McLain, a 6-7 small forward, visited Al Skinner's bunch two weeks ago and was ticketed to trip to Virginia this weekend. However, a mid-week commitment from Adrian Joseph paved the way for McLain's pledge to Boston College.

After averaging 12 points as a junior, McLain really stepped onto the national scene and announced his presence with a bang when he drilled 3s at Nike and showed the potential to play high-major player.

"For those who haven't seen him play since last season, they're going to be surprised," said Jim Rocco, McLain's high school coach told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "He's a completely different player. He plays harder, he's gotten stronger and his perimeter skills have just skyrocketed."

The Eagles landed a prospect who will enter college with his skill package peaking and that's an important trait.

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