Jan 11, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Boston College Eagles forward Ryan Anderson (12) drives to the basket against Virginia Tech Hokies forward Joey Van Zegeren (2) during the first half at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College transfer Ryan Anderson to play senior season at Arizona

Forward Ryan Anderson, a two-time all-ACC player at Boston College, will transfer to Arizona for his senior season, according to an AP report.

Anderson will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the 2015-16 season with his remaining year of eligiblity.

The 6-foot-9 forward announced his intention to transfer from B.C. after the firing of head coach Steve Donahue, and had considered Indiana and San Diego State among other schools.

“Coming from BC, I wanted a chance to compete for a national championship and be a part of it,” Anderson told the Arizona Daily Star. “That’s the main thing, and their player development and history

As a junior last season, Anderson averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, and averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in his three seasons at Boston College. He ranks 22nd on the all-time scoring list for the Eagles with 1,282 points.

Anderson underwent shoulder surgery in April, and will sit out the 2014-15 season to recover as well as to meet the NCAA requirement that he sit out one season after transferring.

This will be a huge addition for the Wildcats, who could lose four players to the NBA draft next spring, meaning having some seasoned play in the frontcourt will be a blessing for the Cats.

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