Many NFL scouts on hand for BC Pro Day

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Many NFL scouts on hand for BC Pro Day

BOSTON, MA -- Wednesday was a beautiful afternoon for Pro Day at Boston College. Too bad the event was held inside a bubble at Alumni Field. But considering how much the players can't control when it comes to the 2012 NFL Draft, they probably appreciated not having to worry about sun and wind.

32 players from nine different teams worked out from 11 AM - 2 PM, running the 40-yard dash, completing a three-cone drill, and performing positional drills. BC Eagles were joined by players from UMass, Harvard, Holy Cross, Merrimack, Endicott, Salve Regina, Delaware, and Dartmouth.

Confused by those last few? NFL rules state that, for BC's Pro Day, non-member invitees can either go to school in Massachusetts or hold residence in the state. They just needed recommendation by an NFL scout or coach.

And there were plenty of those.

BC officials noted 34 scouts from 27 pro teams on hand. Representing the Patriots were offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, assistant director of college scouting Brian Smith, and Mick Lombardi. Scarnecchia grabbed the reigns for the linemen drills. It's worth noting he took an extra second to shake hands and speak with former Eagle O-liner Mark Spinney before barking orders to the rest.

Here's the complete list of attendees:

Boston College: LB Luke Kuechly, TE Lars Anderson, DB Donnie Fletcher, DE Max Holloway, WR Ifeanyi Momah, P Ryan Quigley, COL Mark Spinney, FBLB Dan Williams

UMass: WR Tom Gilson, TB Jon Hernandez, LB Tyler HOlmes, TETBHB Emil Igwenagu, OL John Samuda, WR Julian Talley, LS Travis Tripucka, OLBS Shane Viveiros

Dartmouth: RB Nick Schweiger

Delaware: OL Shea Allard

Endicott: TELS Taylor Allen, DE Kevin Eagan

Harvard: LB Alex Gedeon, OL Kevin Murphy, DELB Josue Ortiz-Santana, QB Collier Winters

Holy Cross: DB Chandler Fenner, OL Mike McCabe, LB Ricky Otis, QB Ryan Taggert

Merrimack: LBDL Tony Johnson, LB Shawn Loiseau, QB James Suozzo

Salve Regina: LT Andrew McNeice

Halftime stars, studs and duds: LeBron in foul trouble

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Halftime stars, studs and duds: LeBron in foul trouble

CLEVELAND – Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 4 between Boston and Cleveland in which the Celtics have a 57-47 halftime lead.

 

STARS

Avery Bradley

His aggressiveness at both ends of the floor has been key to Boston’s strong first half showing. He has 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting.

Kyrie Irving

With LeBron James in major foul trouble – he had four personal fouls in the first half – Irving was charged with picking up the slack, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the second quarter.

 

STUDS

Jae Crowder

He had the hot hand at the start of the game, and has been solid at both ends of the floor. He had 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting with four rebounds and three assists.

Kevin Love

He continues to get great looks from 3-point range, but the Celtics did a better job of limiting his long-range scoring opportunities. He had 10 points along with seven rebounds and three assists.

Kelly Olynyk

Making his first-ever playoff start, Olynyk had a solid half with eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

 

DUDS

LeBron James

He was 5-for-9 from the field with 10 points in the first half, but spent a large chunk on the bench after being whistled for his fourth personal foul with 6:46 to play in the half.

Washington anchor gives Markelle Fultz his first piece of Celtics apparel

Washington anchor gives Markelle Fultz his first piece of Celtics apparel

Last week, potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz retweeted a t-shirt design featuring him in a No. 20 Celtics jersey.

But now thanks to Carol Maloney of NBC4 in Washington, Fultz has his first piece of Celtics apparel.

Maloney obtained the C’s shirt at Game 7 between the Celtics and Wizards at TD Garden.

When she handed Fultz the shirt, he laughed and said, “I think the internet is going to go crazy when they see this.”