Kris Dunn, Jalen Lindsey Could Miss Yale and Kentucky Games

During his radio show last night hosted by John Rooke at Whiskey Republic in Providence, Ed Cooley indicated that both redshirt sophomore Kris Dunn and freshman Jalen Lindsey were on crutches Monday following ankle injuries suffered during the team’s win over Notre Dame on Sunday at Mohegan Sun. Cooley also told the listeners that Dunn and Lindsey would have MRI’s and X-Rays done Tuesday morning to see the extent of the injuries.

Cooley had media availability Tuesday afternoon prior to the team’s practice and he gave an update on each player and the news is not good. The Providence Journal’s Kevin McNamara is reporting that Cooley indicated each player’s injury is severe enough that they both may miss the next two games which are at home against Yale Friday and at Rupp Arena against Kentucky Sunday.

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Providence Interested in 2015 Guard Kobie Eubanks

Kobie Eubanks was originally part of the class of 2014 and he signed a National Letter of Intent with Baylor in the Spring of 2014. In mid-September of 2014 he was declared academically ineligible to play at Baylor and opted to do a prep year and become part of the class of 2015. His prep year is being done at Elev8 Sports Institute in his native Florida.

This past weekend Elev8 played in New Haven, CT at the National Prep Showcase and Eubanks was impressive. He poured in 37 points in a win against New Hampton School. Evan Daniels of Scout.com said “Eubanks had arguably the best performance of the National Prep Showcase” with those 37 points. The Providence staff attended games at the NPS Friday night ahead of their weekend games at Mohegan Sun in nearby Uncasville, CT.

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#pcbb Links of the Day 11/25/14

“Buckets” – A Short Film on LaDontae Henton

This link got posted over at Scout Friars Monday. It’s a short film, 11 minutes and 20 seconds to be exact on LaDontae Henton’s offseason training up in Canada mixed in with some raw interviews where Henton talks about growing up impoverished and losing his brother to jail. It’s a must-watch for all Providence fans.

LaDontae Henton Named Big East Player of the Week

LaDontae Henton keeps racking up the weekly honors. This now makes CBSSports.com, College Basketball Talk, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz as outlets that have called Henton their player of the week. Here is the full release of Big East weekly awards from the conference:

NEW YORK – Providence forward LaDontae Henton, who led the Friars to the title of the Hall of Fame Classic, was named BIG EAST Player of the Week. Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after helping the Musketeers to a 3-0 start this season.

BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK LaDontae Henton, Providence, F, Sr. Henton helped the Friars start 5-0 and win the Hall of Fame Classic title by averaging 23.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. He shot 56.4 percent from the field. On Sunday, he poured in a career-high 38 points and hit the winning free throws with 14 seconds left in a 75-74 win over Notre Dame in the championship game. On Saturday, Henton had 24 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-54 victory over Florida State.

BIG EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, F, Fr. Bluiett averaged 18.0 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 67.9 percent from the floor in a 3-0 start for Xavier. His top scoring output was 20 points in a 97-74 win against Long Beach State. He leads the team in scoring, steals (1.3) and free throw percentage (.917).

BIG EAST Honor Roll Kellen Dunham, Butler, G, Jr. Averaged 19.0 points and shot 66.7 percent from 3-point range in a 3-0 start for the Bulldogs.

Isaiah Zierden, Creighton, G, So. Averaged 16.3 points and made a league-leading 14 3-pointers in a 4-0 start.

Joshua Smith, Georgetown, C, Sr. Helped the Hoyas to a 3-0 start by averaging 17.3 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall, G, Jr. Averaged 16.0 points while helping the Pirates to a 3-0 start and two wins at the Paradise Jam.

Matt Stainbrook, Xavier, C, Sr. Averaged 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in a 3-0 start. He leads the league in field goal shooting at 86.4 percent.

 

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