Will transfers prevent BC from bouncing back?

Plenty of challenges lie ahead for Boston College after the Eagles became the first team ever to go 0-18 in ACC regular-season play.

Gone are a pair of key seniors in leading scorer Eli Carter and top rebounder Dennis Clifford. Such departures are to be expected.

But what could end up hurting the program down the road are the losses of multiple underclassmen. Guard Matt Milon and center Idy Diallo decided to transfer shortly after the season, and earlier this month, Sammy Barnes-Thompkins reportedly opted to explore his options elsewhere.

Losing players to the transfer circuit is nothing out of the ordinary for most college basketball programs. However, it can become a major problem for a coach who is desperately trying to set a foundation.

Jim Christian is two years into his tenure at Boston College. During that time, his teams have accumulated a 20-44 record.

The blame doesn’t lie solely with Christian. After all, he inherited a team that went 8-24 in Steve Donahue’s final season, finishing 14th in the ACC.

What happens moving forward will be the true measuring stick for Christian. Are there any positives signs? To find out for free, sign up for basic access to ACCSports.com.