Five days into our “Top-100 Returning Players” list and I was thinking, man this list is really missing something. But what could it be? I got it, a foreigner.
PLAYER: Deirunas Visockas
POSITION: Shooting Guard
TEAM: Boston College
YEAR: Senior (Graduate Transfer)
TAPE: 6-5, 200
2010-11 STATS: None
A mystery man if there ever was one – Deirunas Visockas is the second of four transfers on this list, and the first of two graduate-transfers to make the top-100.
Visockas is a skilled ball handler, who has the potential to put the ball on the floor. From time to time he can hit a jumper, but I wouldn’t call him a threat. He comes to Boston College via Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, but he hasn’t seen any action in over two years because of knee and foot injuries.
Hard to believe he’s ACC material, yet Steve Donahue went and got him. Why?
The fact is, despite only playing 31 games at Lafayette, the Lithuanian native will be the Eagles fourth most experienced player (behind Gabriel Moton, Danny Rubin and incoming transfer Matthew Humphrey). The only other players on BC’s roster will be their eight freshmen.
My best guess (and that’s all it is) is that Humphrey gets the start as a third guard, while freshmen Eddie Odio and Lonnie Jackson will be the primary backups at SF/SG. This leaves Visockas fighting for playing time with another freshman wing, Patrick Heckmann. Time will tell if Visockas “experience” wins out.
Here are Visockas’ high school highlights:
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