Big Papa Headed To Beantown

Whenever the Boston College Eagles land a recruit you've got to re-evaluate your rating. Why? Because Al Skinner's team has a rich history of turning guys into players.

The Boston College Eagles are in business.

Al Skinner's team is retooling and good players are on the way. Guard Brady Heslip and power forward Kevin Noreen will have company in the Eagles recruiting class.

Versatile combo forward Papa Samba Ndao, ranked the No. 35 small forward by, committed to the Eagles this week. Texas, TCU, SMU and Harvard were in play.

As it has been documented, Skinner and Co. have an extensive history with "under the radar" recruits. "They see him as a typical recruit that comes in under the radar with a huge upside," Montverde coach Kevin Sutton said.

"They see him as having the ability to play on the perimeter and knock down the open jump shots and they like his versatility to handle and bring it up off the defensive glass."

Last year, "Papa" was hampered with a knee injury. This time around, he's healthy and ready to go.

"He had surgery at the end of the year that corrected his injury. He's playing without a knee sleeve. He's got his lateral movement back and vertical game back. He's got his lift and ability to shoot the ball. Last year, he sacrificed (by playing) for our team but he was limited with what he could do. Now he's injury free."

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