Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan forgoes senior season for NBA draft


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Boston College junior guard Olivier Hanlan has decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hanlan became the fifth Boston College player to earn First Team All-ACC accolades this past year and the first since Reggie Jackson in 2011. He was also named an Honorable Mention Associated Press All-American.

“Olivier has been an absolute joy to work with over this past year both on and off the court,” coach Jim Christian said.

“His relentless pursuit to become one of the best players in the nation has put him in a position to succeed at the next level. We fully support him in his decision to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA and look forward to following his future success. I cannot thank him enough for all he did for me personally and for our program during my first season as head coach at Boston College.”

During conference play this season, Hanlan finished first in the league in scoring (21.9), first in 3-point percentage (.436), third in 3-pointers made (2.83), fifth in free throw percentage (.810), sixth in field goal percentage (.483) and 10th in assists (4.00). The Aylmer, Quebec product led the ACC in 30-point games (four) and also led all players in major conferences in scoring average during league play. He ranked 22nd in the nation in scoring (19.5).

Hanlan ranks 12th all-time in scoring (1,725) and ninth in 3-pointers made (176) at BC. He was named ACC Freshman of the Year in 2013 and was the only unanimous choice for the ACC all-freshman teams that year. Hanlan was a Third Team All-ACC honoree as a sophomore.