Minnehaha Academy star striker Prince Aligbe enlists at Boston College

The Minnehaha Academy men’s basketball team’s move to Division I men’s basketball programs continued on Friday when Redhawks senior 6-6 forward Prince Aligbe announced his commitment. at Boston College.

Aligbe, a forward considered an elite defensive prospect, has been a starter at Minnehaha Academy since his freshman year. He told recruiting site 247 Sports that his choice of Boston College was determined by the vision laid out by new Eagles head coach Earl Grant.

“Everyone is new,” Aligbe said. “Their staff includes so many guys who understand development. I’m a guy who wants to go into college and improve as much as possible. I’m thrilled to be part of Coach Grant’s first recruiting class,”

He added that Boston College’s commitment to education played an important role in the decision. “Studies are something I take care of,” he said. “I take them seriously because I know they can prepare me for life.”

Aligbe chose Boston College over its other two finalists, California and Ohio State. Former Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino had offered Aligbe a scholarship, but it was not offered by new Gophers coach Ben Johnson.

He battled an ankle injury last year and averaged 11.2 points per game for the Redhawks in 2020. He is the No. 3 prospect in Minnesota in the current senior class and No. 110. at national scale.

Minnehaha Academy is the school that sent Jalen Suggs and Chet Holmgren to Gonzaga over the past two years. Additionally, Hercy Miller is a freshman at Tennessee State and his brother, Mercy, is enlisted in Houston.

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