As the calendar flips to May, there’s still plenty of basketball news to get to — specific to roster construction. With that in mind, here’s today’s ACC Daily Digest.
NC State lands JUCO wing Atticus Taylor
Not too long after a recent visit to the school, Atticus Taylor committed to NC State. Taylor, a 6-foot-7 JUCO wing, has three years of eligibility remaining, starting in 2019. He played one season of JUCO ball at Southwest Mississippi Community College.
— IMB_AB3 (@AtticusTaylor3) May 4, 2019
Taylor played in 17 games this season, making 12 starts; he averaged nine points and over seven rebounds per game.
FSU add Ole Miss grad transfer Dominik Olejniczak
Over the weekend, Florida State Basketball added some experience and size to its frontcourt: Dominik Olejniczak, a graduate transfer from Ole Miss. The 7-foot Olejniczak hails from Poland, and is well-traveled as a basketball player. (Leonard Hamilton adds another 7-footer to his roster? Shocked!)
Florida State has landed Ole Miss grad transfer Dominik Olejniczak, he told @Stadium.
7-0, 260, C
Stats: 5.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Scout’s take: “Big and strong. Good rebounder and tough kid, but struggles against length.”
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 5, 2019
Olejniczak started his career during the 2015-16 season at Drake, where he played 30 games; after that, he transferred to Ole Miss. After a redshirt year, Olejniczak appeared in 65 games over two seasons at Ole Miss.
As a junior, Olejniczak played about 18 minutes per game and made 22 starts. He blocked two shots per 40 minutes.
Fenway to host ACC Bowl Game
According to a report from Brett McMurphy, starting in 2020 Fenway Park will host a bowl game played between the ACC and the AAC. Currently, a record-setting 43 bowl games are scheduled to be played in the 2020 season.
ACC & American will play in new bowl game at Fenway Park starting in 2020, sources told @Stadium. In 2020, with 3 new bowls in LA, Myrtle Beach & Boston, there will be 43 bowls & 65% of 130 FBS teams go bowling https://t.co/xM94Pq2QRh
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 30, 2019
Duke lands in top 4 for 5-star forward Jalen Johnson
Jalen Johnson, one of the top five players in the 2020 class, paired his list of schools down to four over the weekend. Duke made the cut — along with Wisconsin, Kentucky and Arizona. The 6-foot-8 Johnson is from Milwaukee.
— TIPTON EDITS 🏀 (@TiptonEdits) May 5, 2019