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Boston College Recruiting: Brady Heslip

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - FEBRUARY 20:  Reggie Jackson #0 of the Boston College Eagles goes up for two as Will Graves #13  the North Carolina Tar Heels defends on February 20, 2010 at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Eagles defeated the Tar Heels 71-67.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Marcus ShockleyCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2010

Boston College doesn’t normally tread in the same recruiting pools as Kentucky, UNC and Duke, but they manage to find players who fit their style, contribute and often even land pro careers despite not being recruited at more ‘name’ schools.

This means that Al Skinner and company knew (past tense, because Skinner was unceremoniously dumped this week) how to find hidden gems and build an actual team of contributing players. It also means ACC schools shouldn’t wait until the BC bus unloads on game day to learn about the players on the Eagles roster.

One player that has committed to the Eagles is Brady Heslip (PG/SG, 6′2″, 2010), who brings a pure shooting stroke and range to Boston College.

Heslip isn’t a burner, but he’s enough of a ball handler to share guard duties. But his real weapon is his shot. He’s the type of consistent shooter that teams cannot leave open, and he’s not just a deep threat, he’s got mid range game as well. He’s also a solid free throw shooter.

Heslip’s ability to nail the big shot should allow Boston College to stretch ACC defenses and will give some versatility at the guard position.

Here’s some Brady Heslip video:


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