Southern Miss transfer Aaron Brown is headed to Boston College.
“I’m signing with BC,” the 6-foot-5, 215-pound shooting guard told SNY.tv by text on Friday. “It’s my best situation for me. It’s close to home, it’s in the ACC and coach Jim Christian and the new staff are looking to turn things around, which I want to be a part of.”
Brown, who averaged 9.9 points and 4.3 rebounds last season at Southern Miss, also considered Iona and South Florida. He said some 22 schools reached out to him, but he had to narrow his list.
As a graduate transfer, Brown would be eligible immediately for the 2014-15 season.
“I’m a valuable piece right now because some teams don’t have a lot of depth,” said Brown, who will be landing at his third school after previously playing two years at Temple. “I’m looking for the right fit to help me in my years after college at the next level.”
The Hackensack, N.J., native and former St. Benedict’s Prep standout previously told SNY.tv. Boston College was the favorite because they’re in the ACC and relatively close to Brown’s home.
“It’s the ACC,” he said. “They’re close to home. It’s the best conference in the country in my eyes.”
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