Boston College has made a move up the ACC pecking order this winter and on Thursday the Eagles took things a step further with the commitment of Rivals150 four-star forward Jairus Hamilton. Selecting the Eagles over Mississippi State and Maryland, Hamilton is a tremendous addition, as he brings toughness, versatility and a productive pedigree to Chestnut Hill.
A 6-foot-8 forward that operates best facing the basket, Hamilton had been a heavily coveted prospect since his underclassman years. A standout recruit out of the Cannon School in North Carolina, Hamilton held offers from a number of local ACC programs before taking official visits to Maryland, Mississippi State and BC in the fall.
“It was just about having the opportunity to play with former North Carolina kids like Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman; they are big-time players that have the chance to play at the next level,” he said. “Jim Christian is a good, up-and-coming coach who has a good up-and-coming team within the ACC.”
Hamilton said having Robinson and Bowman enjoying success was a factor.
“I just feel that there is no favoritism with Boston kids up there,” he said. “I feel like there is an equal chance up there with the coaching staff and to see them play really well there and to see how my game might be able to transition, it could be complementary to their games.”
The second commitment in the 2018 class, Hamilton will join guard Wynston Tabbs at Boston College in the fall. The duo brings plenty of versatility, toughness and the ability to impact the program from the onset of their college playing careers.