Stellar, Standard & Subpar: F/C CJ Felder

A.J. Black

Boston College basketball closing in on their season opener at Mohegan Sun against Villanova on November 25. To help get ready for tipoff we are going to break down the players In these breakdowns, we discuss what a stellar, standard, and subpar season would look like for them. In today's addition to the series we look at CJ Felder.

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When CJ Felder took the court in 2019 at age 17, he was the youngest player in ACC history to play in a game since Brad Daugherty in 1982. He was thrusted into a big role as a freshman, playing a lot of center, while averaging 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. His biggest game came against Georgia Tech, where he dropped 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds. 

With a year under his belt, Felder will look to improve on his consistency in 2020. He will have some competition at the center position if that is where Jim Christian decides to keep him. Justin Vander Baan, a true freshman has more length than Felder, while transfer James Karnik could also battle to start if he receives his waiver to play this year. 


Felder continues to grow as a player and begins to excel in his role. A bit undersized for a center, he uses his other tools to become a more consistent rebounder and shot scorer. Puts up an average of eight points a game and six rebounds. 


Christian decides to go with a rotation at center, that keeps Felder's minutes down a bit. He improves slightly over last year, but still struggles against some of the bigger centers in the ACC. Averages six points and four rebounds a game.


Felder's role is diminished because other players step up. He becomes more of a bench player and his play is consistent with what we saw in 2019-20. 

What kind of season do you expect out of CJ Felder?

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Comments (3)
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I’m assuming we don’t get much out of VanderBaan this year, so Karnik’s waiver status will likely have a huge impact on how much PT gets. If Karnik gets the waiver, I imagine Felder getting 20-25 mins/game. If he doesn’t, we are probably asking Felder for 30+ mins. And one of his biggest areas of improvement needs to be an increased ability to stay out of foul trouble.

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A.J. Black
A.J. Black


Everything I've heard is that they are expecting Karnik to get a waiver.


Seems the clock is ticking, no? We've got like 10 days before the start of the season and the kid doesn't know if he'll be able to play?