BC hockey star makes successful switch to basketball

Published 1:59 a.m. ET Feb. 2, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston College basketball coach Erik Johnson wasn’t sure what he was going to get when former Eagles hockey star Andie Anastos emailed him asking to join the basketball team this year.

Anastos had run out of eligibility to play hockey, and her academic counselor suggested she play basketball — a sport she had excelled at in high school.

She talked to her hockey coach, who thought it was a good idea and that she could help bring some veteran leadership to the young basketball team.

“I thought I was getting Rudy,” Johnson said, referring…

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