Boston College basketball landed some much-needed help tonight.
Illinois State grad transfer forward Deontae Hawkins has committed to Boston College, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Rothstein.
The 6-foot-8 Hawkins is eligible immediately for the Eagles. He averaged 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for Illinois State last year.
BC has gone 29-67 and 6-48 in the ACC over the last three seasons under head coach Jim Christian. The Eagles haven't had a winning season since 2011, so the program is in a long down spell.
Perhaps the addition of Hawkins will help the Eagles take another step toward respectability in 2017-18.