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Nov. 17, 1997

Boston College Basketball Signs Two Recruits in Early Signing Period

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Two highly-touted recruits -- forward Brian Ross (North Quincy, Mass./North Quincy HS) and swingman Clinton Sims (Paris, Ky./Maine Central Institute) -- have signed national letters of intent to play basketball at Boston College, beginning with the 1998-99 season, according to head coach Al Skinner.

Ross, who earned Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors in 1996-97, averaged 20.3 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a junior.

"Brian is a very solid basketball player," Skinner said. "He's fundamentally sound and extremely competitive. He'll be a fine addition to our frontcourt."

Sims played his high school ball at and graduated from Paris (Ky.) High School. He was selected to play in last winter's prestigious Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game. At Maine Central Institute, he's slated to be a starter for the talent-laden team. Sims is the younger brother of former University of Louisville star Alvin Sims.

"Clinton really knows how to play the game," Skinner said. "He's a good all-around player with three-point shooting range. He has the size to play both the off-guard and small-forward positions. His best days are ahead of him."

With six underclassmen on this year's BC roster and the addition of Ross and Sims, Boston College has eight scholarship players for its 1998-99 roster.

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