Not until the trip home from Greensboro, N.C., after the loss to
Xavier, did Dragicevich decide to discuss with his family his feelings
about an uncertain future. He chose Boston College after also
considering Loyola of Chicago, Oregon State and Valparaiso.
It was something about the quick and almost immediate relationship
that Dragicevich formed with Eagles coach Steve Donahue that made him
look hard at a new home in The Heights.
Dragicevich wanted and needed a solid bond with his new head coach,
which led to the obvious question — did he not have that with Irish
coach Mike Brey?
To the contrary. Dragicevich insisted he was looking for a
relationship that nearly mirrored the one he enjoyed with Brey for two
“You want something similar to that when you make this transition,”
Dragicevich said. “You need to make sure when you go to the next
school, you make a decision based on the relationship you’ve
established with the head coach.”
Dragicevich will sit out the 2012-13 season under NCAA transfer
regulations and will have two years of eligibility remaining for a
Boston College team that finished 9-22 and 4-12 in the Atlantic Coast