It’s been a little while since I did my last recruiting update post. Part of that is because things have been somewhat quiet on the recruiting front. There are a few new developments that should be noted as the calendar turns to September tomorrow. First is that Providence has extended an offer to another point guard in the class of 2016. More on that below. Second, and not necessarily unrelated to the first, is that it appears Shamorie Ponds may be slipping away from the Friars. Let’s get into each of these.
- GoLocal Prov – Joe Calabro – PC Basketball Enters 2015-16 Season With Depth Issue at Forward Position
- BigEastCoastBias.com – Mike Hopkins – Get to Know Providence’s Ryan Fazekas
- WEEI.com – John Rooke – Thinking Out Loud: Red Sox owe Don Orsillo opportunity to seek other employment immediately
- SI.com – Jeremy Woo – Predicting the top 10 high-impact juniors for 2015-16
- Friars.com – Season Ticket Holder Party
- ICYMI – Recruiting News: ESPN Released Post-Summer Top 60 for the Class of 2017
- ICYMI – #pcbb Poll Question: What position is more critical in the class of 2016?
- Blue Ribbon released their preseason All-American team. Kris Dunn was one of the 5 players selected, along with freshmen Ben Simmons (LSU) and Skal Labissiere (Kentucky) and seniors Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia) and Georges Niang (Iowa State). Here’s the Friars.com press release.
- BigEastCoastBias.com – Phil Neuffer – Let’s get to know Providence’s Ricky Council
With Providence set to get visits from a pair of guards in Shamorie Ponds and Maliek White and a power forward in JJ Matthews this poll question wonders which position do the Friar Faithful think is more critical to bring in during the class of 2016 recruiting cycle? Vote below and explain your vote in the comments section:
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ESPN has now updated their Top 60 for the class of 2017 for the first time since expanding the list from a Top 25. There are a number of Providence targets littered throughout this Top 60 list and many of them play their high school and prep ball in New England. It will be interesting to see what players in the class of 2017 Providence becomes involved with because of new assistant coach Jeff Battle.
Providence recruits in the Top 60: