Back in May, USC guard Derryck Thornton entered the NCAA transfer portal. After taking his time going over his options, the five-star recruit has finally found himself a new home.
Thornton originally began his college basketball career with the Duke Blue Devils. Mike Krzyzewski didn’t have the five-star guard for very long because he left the program after one season.
During his time at USC, Thornton quickly became a reliable option for Andy Enfield’s backcourt. In fact, Thornton is coming off his best season thus far, averaging 7.7 points and 4.3 assists per game.
With only one year of eligibility remaining, it turns out Thornton is returning to the ACC.
College basketball insider Jon Rothstein broke the news that Thornton is transferring to Boston College for next season.
Source: USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton has committed to Boston College. Immediately eligible. HUGE get for Jim Christian.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 17, 2019
Thornton’s father told the Boston Herald that Boston College’s coaching staff played the biggest role in his decision. To be more specific, his father loves how the team’s offense runs through its guards.
"The coaching staff is positive, they expect the best from you, they want the best from you, and that’s paramount for Derryck at this juncture of his career."
More on why grad transfer Derryck Thornton chose BC over Gonzaga to finish his college career: https://t.co/lEhCGZUD55
— Steve Hewitt (@steve_hewitt) June 17, 2019
The Eagles can use Thornton to help ease the loss of Ky Bowman, who could hear his name called on Thursday during the NBA Draft.
Not only will Thornton have the chance to finish his career on a positive note at Boston College, but he’ll also get to compete against Duke during conference play.