Boston College Adds Heslip, Noreen, and Samba Ndao

November 18th, 2009

Three student-athletes - 6-foot-2-inch guard Brady Heslip, 6-foot-10-inch forward Kevin Noreen and 6-foot-9-inch forward Papa Samba Ndao - have signed national letters of intent to play basketball at Boston College, according to an announcement by Boston College head coach Al Skinner. All three players will begin play during the 2010-11 season.

Heslip averaged 28 points and four assists per game at Burlington, Ontario's Nelson High School in 2008-09. He led the Lords to the AAA/AAAA district championship game, where he tallied 26 points. This past summer, Heslip gained greater notoriety while playing with Grassroots Canada. The 6-foot-2-inch guard is currently playing at the New Hampton (N.H.) School.

Noreen averaged 32.8 points, 12.4 rebounds, 5.5 steals and 4.8 assists per game during the 2008-09 season at the Minnesota Transitions Charter School. He shot 66 percent from the field for the Wolves. He also made a name for himself in the Minnesota Pump N Run program.

Samba Ndao averaged 8.3 points per game as a junior at Montverde (Fla.) Academy. A two-year team captain, he shot 80 percent from free-throw line. This past summer, he played at the Nike Hoops Challenge. From there he was selected for the Senegal team in the Nike Global Challenge. His effort earned him an invitation to play with Senegal in the U-18 African Championships last month. Samba Ndao also played on the AAU circuit with the Dallas Heroes.

Boston College (2-0) returns to action on Friday, Nov. 20 against Saint Joseph's in the Paradise Jam. Game time is 7 p.m. in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.