Seth Greenberg knows a thing or two about college hoops, having been the head coach at Virginia Tech, South Florida and Long Beach State.
So when the ESPN analyst says that Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan and Harvard’s Siyani Chambers and Wesley Saunders are among the top players in the country who deserve more hype, people pay attention.
Writing for ESPN Insider on Friday, Greenberg in part had this to say about BC’s Hanlan:
Although Boston College has struggled the past two seasons, there’s no doubt Hanlan has emerged as one of the best guards in the ACC. He closed out his freshman season by dropping 41 points in a win against Georgia Tech in the opening round of the ACC tournament and built on that performance his sophomore season. Hanlan shot 34.7 percent from deep and got to the line seven times a game.
And later, Greenberg in part had this to say about Harvard’s Chambers and Saunders:
The Crimson will once again be the favorites to win the Ivy League title. The backcourt is led by Chambers and Saunders, two dynamic players who could play anywhere in the country. ... While Saunders is their best player, Chambers is their most important player.
Hanlan, Chambers and Saunders will go head-to-head on Jan. 14, 2015, when Harvard travels to Chestnut Hill looking for a seventh straight win in the series with BC.
Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.