Boston College lands graduate transfer


After transferring to Boston College for his final year of collegiate eligibility, Eli Carter became the Eagles’ most productive player during the 2015-16 season. Going into next year, the team is hoping to get a boost from another graduate transfer.

Former Western Michigan forward Connar Tava is transferring to BC for his final year of college basketball. The 6-6, 245-pounder announced the news via his personal Twitter account:

Tava started 68 games for the Broncos in his first three seasons with the program, earning All-MAC Honorable Mention as a sophomore in 2013-14 and junior in 2014-15. During his junior campaign, he averaged 12.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

The Macomb, Michigan, native suffered a foot injury before this season and took a redshirt to maintain eligibility.

He’ll graduate at the end of this semester, which will allow him to play right away for Boston College next season.

“When I got hurt and redshirted this past year it gave me a lot to think about,” Tava said in a statement released by Western Michigan. “It was a tough one to make but this decision has nothing to do with basketball. Academics have always been huge for me and I am ready to branch out.”

Tava played his prep ball at Warren De La Salle High School, where he was teammates with current BC freshman A.J. Turner.