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Sept. 17, 1997

Boston College Names 1997-98 Men's Basketball Captains

Seniors Curley, Granger, Woodward to Lead Team

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Seniors Mickey Curley (Duxbury, Mass.), Antonio Granger (Detroit, Mich.) and Duane Woodward (Queens, N.Y.) have been elected captains of the 1997-98 Boston College men's basketball team, according to an announcement by Eagles' head coach Al Skinner.

All three players have been key contributors to the program since arriving at Boston College. In their three years, the Eagles have captured the 1996-97 BIG EAST regular-season and tournament titles, and twice earned berths in the NCAA Tournament (1995-96 and 1996-97).

Curley, a center, has played in all 89 games in his three years at Boston College, tops among returning players. Last winter, Curley averaged 8.3 points per game on 56.5 percent shooting from the field. He also averaged 4.9 rebounds per game in 31 games.

Granger, a swingman, averaged 10.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game last winter, starting all 31 games. He finished the 1996-97 season as the BIG EAST Conference's leader in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 40.7 percent (55-for-135). He enters his senior season with 115 three-point field goals, ranking him sixth on BC's all-time list.

Woodward, a guard, also played in 31 games last winter, leading the team in minutes played (34.3 per game). He averaged 10.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He led the team in assists (3.9 per game) and tied for the team lead in steals (1.7 per game).

"These three individuals have demonstrated leadership qualities that have contributed to the fine success of this program over the last few years," Skinner said of his captains. "We'll look to them to guide the team again this year."

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