2015–16 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team

The 2015–16 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team represented Boston College during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Eagles, led by second year head coach Jim Christian, played their home games at Conte Forum and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles finished the season with a record of 7–25, 0–18 to finish in last place in ACC play. This was the first time a team went winless in the ACC during a season. They lost to Florida State in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

2015–16 Boston College Eagles men's basketball
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ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2015–16 record7–25 (0–18 ACC)
Head coachJim Christian (2nd season)
Assistant coachScott Spinelli
Assistant coachBill Wuczynski
Assistant coachStan Heath
Home arenaConte Forum
Seasons
2015–16 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#4 Virginia 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#10 Miami (FL) 13 5   .722     27 8   .771
#16 Louisville* 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
Notre Dame 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
#19 Duke 11 7   .611     25 11   .694
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Clemson 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Syracuse 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 15   .583
Florida State 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
NC State 5 13   .278     16 17   .485
Wake Forest 2 16   .111     11 20   .355
Boston College 0 18   .000     7 25   .219
*Ineligible for both the 2016 ACC Tournament and the 2016 NCAA Tournament due to self-imposed postseason ban.
2016 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Eagles finished the 2014–15 season with a record of 13–19, 4–14 in ACC play to finish in 13th place. They advanced to the second round of the ACC Tournament where they lost to North Carolina.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dimitri Batten 1 G 6'3" 205 RS Senior Newport News, VA Graduated
Eddie Odio 4 F 6'8" 210 Senior Miami, FL Graduated
K. C. Caudill 5 C 6'11" 300 Senior Brea, CA Graduate transferred to Nicholls State
Will Magarity 11 F 6'11" 240 Sophomore Stockholm, Sweden Transferred to Davidson
John Cain Carney 13 F 6'9" 225 Senior Philadelphia, PA Graduated
Sam Donahue 15 G 6'1" 180 Sophomore Pawacatuck, CT Walk-on; didn't return
Lonnie Jackson 20 G 6'4" 175 Senior Valencia, CA Graduate transferred to Boise State
Olivier Hanlan 21 G 6'4" 190 Junior Aylmer, QE Declare for the 2015 NBA draft
Aaron Brown 22 G 6'5" 215 RS Senior Hackensack, NJ Graduated
Alex Dragicevich 23 G 6'8" 222 Senior Northbrook, IL Graduated
Patrick Heckmann 33 G 6'6" 210 Senior Mainz, Germany Graduated

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Eli Carter 3 G 6'2" 200 RS Senior Paterson, NJ Transferred from Florida. Will be eligible to play immediately since Carter graduated from Florida.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
A. J. Turner
SF
Warren, MI New Hampton School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Matt Milon
SG
Oviedo, FL Oviedo High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 7, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Sammy Barnes-Thompkins
SG
Phoenix, AZ Sunnyslope High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) May 20, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN: 
Jerome Robinson
SG
Raleigh, NC Needham Broughton High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Ervins Meznieks
SF
Latvia Get Better Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPNN/A
John Carlos Reyes
SF
LaGrange, GA Sound Doctrine High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Recruiting Class of 2016Edit

RosterEdit

2015–16 Boston College Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Jerome Robinson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Fr Raleigh, NC
G 2 Darryl Hicks 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) RS So Louisville, KY
G 3 Eli Carter 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Paterson, NJ
F 4 Idy Diallo 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 253 lb (115 kg) RS Fr Los Angeles, CA
F 5 Garland Owens 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Gaithersburg, MD
F 10 Ervins Meznieks 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Riga, Latvia
F 11 A. J. Turner 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Mount Clemens, MI
F/C 12 Johncarlos Reyes 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Fr Suwanee, GA
G 20 Steve Perpiglia (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr Broomall, PA
F 21 Aser Ghebremichael (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Somerville, MA
G 22 Matt Milon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Oviedo, FL
C 24 Dennis Clifford 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 262 lb (119 kg) RS Sr Bridgewater, MA
G/F 25 Gordon Gehan (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Dallas, TX
G 55 Sammy Barnes-Thompkins 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr Phoenix, AZ
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 5, 2015*
6:00 PM
Bentley W 85–75 
Conte Forum 
Chestnut Hill, MA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 14, 2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
St. Francis Brooklyn W 75–49  1–0
Conte Forum (3,074)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Nov 19, 2015*
6:00 PM, ESPN3
Central Connecticut W 82–57[1]  2–0
Conte Forum (1,853)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Nov 22, 2015*
12:30 PM, ESPNU
Harvard
Rivalry
W 69–56  3–0
Conte Forum (2,765)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Nov 26, 2015*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 3 Michigan State
The Wooden Legacy quarterfinals
L 68–99  3–1
Titan Gym (2,341)
Fullerton, CA
Nov 27, 2015*
2:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. UC Irvine
The Wooden Legacy consolation round
L 67–80  3–2
Titan Gym (3,173)
Fullerton, CA
Nov 29, 2015*
7:30 PM
vs. Santa Clara
The Wooden Legacy 7th place game
L 45–62  3–3
Honda Center (4,393)
Anaheim, CA
Dec 2, 2015*
7:15 PM, ESPNU
Penn State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 58–67  3–4
Conte Forum (2,165)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dec 6, 2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
UMass Lowell L 66–68  3–5
Conte Forum (1,327)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dec 9, 2015*
7:00 PM, FS1
at No. 15 Providence L 51–66  3–6
Dunkin' Donuts Center (8,425)
Providence, RI
Dec 13, 2015*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
Maine W 91–60  4–6
Conte Forum (1,411)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dec 19, 2015*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Delaware W 69–61  5–6
Conte Forum (1,670)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Dec 22, 2015*
3:30 PM
vs. Fordham
Atlantic 10/ACC Showcase
W 64–55  6–6
Barclays Center 
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 30, 2015*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
New Hampshire W 72–67 OT 7–6
Conte Forum (3,274)
Chestnut Hill, MA
ACC regular season
Jan 2, 2016
4:30 PM, RSN
No. 15 Duke L 64–81  7–7
(0–1)
Conte Forum (7,963)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Jan 7, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
Notre Dame L 54–82  7–8
(0–2)
Conte Forum (4,165)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Jan 13, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
at Syracuse L 40–62  7–9
(0–3)
Carrier Dome (16,701)
Syracuse, NY
Jan 16, 2016
2:00 PM, RSN
at No. 20 Pittsburgh L 61–84  7–10
(0–4)
Peterson Events Center (10,260)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 20, 2016
9:00 PM, RSN
No. 15 Miami (FL) L 53–67  7–11
(0–5)
Conte Forum (3,286)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Jan 23, 2016
12:00 PM, ACCN
at Notre Dame L 49–76  7–12
(0–6)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
Jan 26, 2016
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Florida State L 62–72  7–13
(0–7)
Conte Forum (2,074)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Jan 30, 2016
4:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 2 North Carolina L 62–89  7–14
(0–8)
Dean Smith Center (20,208)
Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 3, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
at No. 9 Virginia L 47–61  7–15
(0–9)
John Paul Jones Arena (14,310)
Charlottesville, VA
Feb 6, 2016
12:00 PM, ACCN
at No. 19 Louisville L 47–79  7–16
(0–10)
KFC Yum! Center (21,803)
Louisville, KY
Feb 9, 2016
8:00 PM, ACCN
No. 9 North Carolina L 65–68  7–17
(0–11)
Conte Forum (5,126)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 14, 2016
1:00 PM, ACCN
Syracuse L 61–75  7–18
(0–12)
Conte Forum (8,606)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 17, 2016
7:00 PM, RSN
at Clemson L 54–65  7–19
(0–13)
Bon Secours Wellness Arena (8,101)
Greenville, SC
Feb 21, 2016
6:30 PM, ESPNU
at Wake Forest L 48–74  7–20
(0–14)
LJVM Coliseum (8,542)
Winston-Salem, NC
Feb 23, 2016
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Virginia Tech L 56–71  7–21
(0–15)
Conte Forum (1,018)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 27, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
Georgia Tech L 71–76  7–22
(0–16)
Conte Forum (4,148)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Mar 2, 2016
9:00 PM, RSN
at NC State L 72–73  7–23
(0–17)
PNC Arena (15,152)
Raleigh, NC
Mar 5, 2016
12:00 PM, RSN
Clemson L 50–66  7–24
(0–18)
Conte Forum (4,073)
Chestnut Hill, MA
ACC Tournament
03/08/2016
2:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Florida State
First round
L 66–88  7–25
Verizon Center (7,302)
Washington, D.C.
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

See alsoEdit