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May 13, 1997

Boston College Basketball Signs Two Recruits to National Letters of Intent

Two highly-regarded guards -- Kenny Harley (All Hallows High School/Bronx, N.Y.) and Javier Rodriguez (Trumbull (CT) High School/Vitoria, Spain) -- have signed national letters of intent to play basketball at Boston College, according to head basketball coach Al Skinner.

Harley, a 6-foot-4-inch, 190-lb. guard, earned All-City second team honors as a senior at All Hallows High School. He averaged 18.0 points per game for head coach John Carey's team.

"Kenny is a fine athlete," Skinner said. "He's a strong defender whose best years are surely ahead of him."

Rodriguez, a 6-foot-2-inch, 180-lb. guard, averaged 22.8 points per game this past season at Trumbull (CT) High School. Prior to that, he played for Vitoria Taugres, a Division I national junior team in Spain.

In the 1995 European U-17 championship, Rodriguez guided his team to a second-place finish, leading the tournament in assists and earning "Best Point Guard" accolades. Considered Spain's most talented point guard, the 18-year-old Rodriguez is recognized as a hard-nosed competitor who can penetrate and create in the lane area.

"Both these young men will be fine additions to our program," the head coach said. "They both have outstanding work ethics and tremendous character. We look forward to their arrival at Boston College."

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