After months of indecision following the firing of Boston College Basketball head coach Al Skinner, Center Kevin Noreen decided to sign a scholarship for the West Virginia Mountaineers. This signing came as a surprise after word from new coach Steve Donahue had convinced Noreen to stay at BC as the only member of the upcoming recruiting class.
Noreen, the prolific 6’10 scorer who was the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year, reportedly received over twenty offers after he backed away from his original commitment from Boston College with offers ranging from North Carolina to Oklahoma. He decided to not sign with another ACC school after realizing a little known rule that forces a player to sit out a year and use a year of eligibility if they switch commitments within the ACC.
Coach Steve Donahue’s team now has only six scholarship players on the roster, with four of those player becoming seniors.