According to a report from calendar-aficionado Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, both stars from Boston College’s backcourt have declared for the NBA Draft. Junior Jerome Robinson and sophomore Ky Bowman — both North Carolina natives — will enter the draft, but won’t hire agents.
Robinson and Bowman played in and started all 35 games for the Eagles this season; the two combined to average over 38 points per game. Both guards can handle the ball, run pick-and-roll and finish at the rim. That combined with their ability to shoot from deep, and Robinson (40.9 3P%) and Bowman (36.2 3P%) are appealing attacking guard prospects for the next level.
This season, Robinson, especially, blossomed up in Chestnut Hill; the 6-foot-5 junior guard morphed into the ACC’s best offensive wing. Robinson’s ability to shoot off the dribble is elite for the college level. It’s no real surprise that he’s starting to crack the top 30 or 40 on some mock drafts.
However, since neither player hired an agent (yet), both are still eligible to return to BC. The NBA Draft combine is six weeks from now, up in Chicago; players have until June 11 to withdraw from the draft.
Boston College last made the NCAA Tournament in the 2008-09 season — with head coach Al Skinner.