Ravenel is leaving Eagles program

Boston College coach Steve Donahue's Eagles roster got thinner after sophomore forward Evan Ravenel asked for and was given his release to transfer to another school, Donahue confirmed to ESPN.com.

Ravenel becomes the third player from Al Skinner's roster to leave, not totally uncommon for a coaching change. Skinner was fired in March.

Ravenel wasn't used as much early in the season but then took on a much larger role when the Eagles decided against using Josh Southern as much. The Eagles already lost Rakim Sanders, who is transferring. He visited Fairfield earlier this week and could end up playing for former BC assistant Ed Cooley. The Eagles also lost redshirt freshman Brady Heslip, who has been visiting schools around the country, including Boise State and Utah State.

The Eagles still return the top three scorers off last season's team, led by rising seniors Joe Trapani and Corey Raji and the top talent on the team in junior Reggie Jackson. Jackson, the one returning player on the team who has potential NBA talent, held firm to a strong commitment that he intends on staying with the program.

The Eagles also return rising seniors Southern and Biko Paris, as well as Dallas Elmore and Cortney Dunn.

Senior writer Andy Katz covers college basketball for ESPN.com.