Evan Neisler Headed to ACC

Haven't heard of Evan Neisler? Don't feel bad. Neither had we until recently. The Connecticut native, whose been in North Carolina for about a year, will be playing in the ACC after he finishes high school.

Boston College has a reputation for getting guys that other people didn't really want. Troy Bell, Craig Smith and now Evan Neisler.

Evan Neisler?

Yep. The Eagles coaching staff has gotten a commitment from the Word of God (N.C.) senior forward, a Connecticut native who moved to North Carolina more than a year ago and averaged 15 points and 10 boards last season at Cary High.

Neisler, who is more of an undersized power forward who is versatile enough to see time at the small forward spot in college, is a tough, hard-nosed player who rebounds well and has a high-level basketball IQ.

``I'm versatile, can step out or post up," Neisler said. "I'm a good rebounder and I work hard for the whole game. I still need to get stronger so I can defend bigger guys.

Neisler, who attended Fairfield Prep (Conn.) for two years before going to Norwalk High (Conn.) for his junior year, was fairly anonymous to college coaches until the Charlie Weber Tournament in April, when he excelled while playing with Garner Roads.

``I did pretty well and a lot of schools started calling," Neisler said. "But when I heard BC called, I knew that's where I wanted to go. I'm from the northeast and I've been to Boston. I love the city and as soon as I went there for a visit, I knew it was the place for me."

Neisler took an unofficial visit to Chestnut Hill, Mass., in early June and despite interest from the likes of N.C. State, St. Joseph's, Virginia Tech, Illinois, South Carolina and Fordham, he opted to get it done and commit to BC.

Neisler, whose older brother, Ross, played at Drexel, said he will attend ABCD and go to the Big Time and the AAU Nationals with Garner Roads in July.


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