Tom Droney Visits BC

A new name on the radar of Boston College is 6'5" point guard Tom Droney. The Pittsburgh native has been getting greater interest as the AAU season heats up and colleges get a chance to review his junior video. Droney was recently at Boston College for an unofficial visit.

Boston College is looking at a big class for the 2010 year and that means taking four players. They have landed one player, point guard Danny Lawhorn. Conventional wisdom says they will target two bigs and a player that can fill the shooting guard role.

One target is Pittsburgh point guard Tom Droney.

"I was at Boston College last weekend, Thursday actually. I liked it a whole lot. I got a chance to see the campus and see the city. I liked it a lot."

BC has just recently become involved with Tom. Coach Duquette was at his school and had a chance to review his game film.

"They have not offered me yet. Coach Duquette was at my school and looked at my junior film. He says they cannot offer until Coach Skinner has had a chance to see me play. He said he has seen my high school tape, but he wants to see me in July when he can come and watch my AAU games."

Droney would appear to be a good option for the Eagles. They have a point guard in this class, but need another guard in this class.

"I can play the point or a shooting guard. I play both the one and the two so that makes me a combo guard. BC is looking at me as a shooting guard. They have a point guard coming in, Danny Lawhorn and they want to bring in another big guard that can also run the point some too."

As far as his visit to BC, it was special for more than just the opportunity to see the school and the coaches.

"My visit to BC was great. Both of my parents went to BC. So, it was good for them to get back there and see everything again. I guess it was a lot different than when they went there. I really enjoyed it. The campus was great and the city was great."

Despite the obvious ties to The Heights, Droney has other schools interested in his services.

"Virginia offered me when the old coach was there. The new coach has looked at my tapes and said he wants to see me play with the staff.

"I have offers from Notre Dame, Davidson, Harvard. I had an offer from Pitt until they got a commitment from another guy. They only had one scholarship this year. I have offers from Wake Forest and Penn State, but I have not been looking at them too much."

As far as his plans for the summer and making a decision on his college, this summer will be critical. "I would like to decide earlier than later. I'm not sure on a specific date. It would be nice to get it over with before next season. If the right school offers, I could commit right away.

"With BC, both of my parents went there. So it is pretty cool to be looking at them and maybe getting an offer. They have told me a lot about when they went there. They gave me some insight into how it is like to go to college in Boston and what to expect.

"I visited Davidson and Notre Dame multiple times. I've been to Harvard and now BC. So, I've visited all of the schools I'm interested in right now. This summer is about playing AAU ball so coaches can see me play. I might eventually take my five visits, but you never know. I'm not really sure yet. "

Scouting Report: Droney, who patents himself as a lead guard, stands 6-foot-5, has a solid handle and is a consistent long-range shooter. Despite having average speed, he has no problem getting by the first line of defense, once by his man he's capable of pulling up for jumpers and showed a nice floater in the lane. His court awareness and IQ is above average as well. On the other hand, he tends to drive too deep at times and may be a concern defensively.

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