The three live evaluation periods of July are now in the books and the Providence coaching staff logged some heavy frequent flier miles tracking their coveted recruits. Ed Cooley spent much of his time sitting front and center at all Mass Rivals games. Rivals features a number of Providence targets but the grand prize in 2016 is Wenyen Gabriel. Gabriel got the Donovan Mitchell treatment in July. More on that later. Some other Friar prospects took some major steps forward and the influence of newly-hired assistant coach Jeff Battle is becoming more clear as new names are added to Providence’s stable of targets.
- There have been 165 votes as of this posting in the latest pcbb1917.com poll. The poll asks you to vote on Providence’s non-conference record now that the schedule has been released.
- FriarBasketball.com – Kevin Farrahar – When to Say When in Recruiting?
- FriarBasketball.com – Kevin Farrahar – Rivals v. Team Loaded in 7 Mins.
- Providence Athletic Director Bob Driscoll tweeted a picture (below) of the deck for the parking garage that will have tennis courts on top of it. You can watch a live webcam of the progress of that and the construction of Anderson Stadium at this link.
Providence fans will get a unique opportunity to see some of their top recruiting targets play live on national television on Sunday afternoon. The adidas Uprising Championships kicked off on Wednesday for the final live evaluation period of July and the Mass Rivals — the team that features Ed Cooley’s top target in Wenyen Gabriel — and Team Loaded VA were entered. They each advanced to the finals and ESPNU is airing the game at 6pm EDT. The two teams combine to showcase a dozen Friar targets. Here they are:
- Keep updated with the latest on where Providence’s recruits are playing this weekend in the final live evaluation period of July.
- The Day – Gavin Keefe – Dunn earning rave reviews from NBA stars
- WEEI.com – John Rooke – Thinking Out Loud: Red Sox’ ineptitude pushes fans to limit
- FriarBasketball.com – Craig Leighton – A Closer Look: Tony Carr
- The 3rd and final live evaluation period is fully underway and I’m tracking a ton of Providence recruits in my Providence Recruiting Guide.
- ICYMI – Poll: What Will Providence’s Record be Entering Big East Play?
- Cox Hub – Chris DiSano – Profiling Newest Providence Friar Isaiah Jackson
- Providence Journal – Kevin McNamara – PC hoops to open vs. Harvard, play all three other Ocean State teams