Burch Back on Board

The pickings are fairly slim for frontcourt guys left on the board, but Charles Burch just got added back to the mix after being released from his letter at St. Bonaventure.

Charles Burch is back on the board.

The Tabor Academy (Mass.) 6-7, 215-pound senior forward, who had signed with St. Bonaventure, was released from his letter-of-intent on Monday.

Burch is a blue-collar forward who has been forced to play the power forward at Tabor and for BABC in the summer, but his former head coach at Tabor is confident he has the skills to play the small forward spot.

``I feel like I was at an advantage because I was able to watch him so much," said David First, who coached Burch for two seasons at Tabor before recruiting Burch as an assistant with the Bonnies this past season. ``He definitely has the skills to play the three."

First recently resigned from St. Bonaventure, but said that Burch did not decide to get out of his letter because of his coach's departure.

Burch is a throwback guy and one of the most coachable players around. He does most of his work in the paint, but can also step out and knock down the mid-range jumper.

According to numerous college coaches who have already inquired, the level of interest ranges from the Big East to the America East.

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