Celebrating Conte Forum's Anniversary: In Their Own Words
Jan. 28, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
To mark the 25th anniversary of Conte Forum, former student-athletes retell their favorite memories on the court and ice.
Danya Abrams (1993-97) was inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2009. Abrams was an unstoppable scorer, powerful rebounder and immovable defensive force during his time at Boston College. He is ranked among BC's all-time career leaders in scoring (2,053 points), rebounds (1,029), field goals (671), and free throws (698). He scored 30 or more points six times during his career, and scored in double figures in 101 of his 122 varsity games. Abrams led the Eagles to the 1996-1997 BIG EAST regular-season and tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances during his collegiate career. He was named to the All-BIG EAST Rookie Team as a freshman and was selected for First-Team All-Conference and District I All-America recognition in each of three subsequent seasons. Abrams is currently serving as a play-by-play analyst for IMG Radio Network with Jon Meterparel.
"The most memorable moment I had in Conte Forum was my junior season when we played Louisville. At the time, Louisville was a nationally ranked team and the game was televised on ESPN. I was going up against the No. 1 power forward in the nation, Samaki Walker. I ended up having a great game and we beat the Cardinals, 81-67. The fans rushed the court after the game. It was an amazing feeling.
"During my time at BC, Conte was always packed with fans. It was amazing to play in such an environment. Almost every game was sold out and the support was great.
"Now that I can come back and be a part of Boston College basketball, it is an even better feeling. As soon as I walk in the door it brings me back to my old days. It is also really cool to see my kids' faces when they walk by the Hall of Fame and see my picture. They are so proud to know that their dad was part of something special. I think that Boston College and Conte Forum does a great job of giving tribute to former players. I'm very lucky to still be a part of the program."
Any former student-athletes who wish to share a special memory of Conte Forum please contact Athletics Communications Assistant Dominique Oliveto. (617-552-1188) firstname.lastname@example.org