List cutting season continues with the July live periods over and done with and players looking to simplify their recruitments as the high school year rapidly approaches. Another 2017 big man has included Providence among his cut-down list and this time it’s Victor Enoh. Enoh’s final list is comprised of Arkansas, Oregon State, Providence and Vanderbilt. In the article linked in the prior sentence, Davenport reports that Enoh plans to visit Providence the weekend of September 10th, which is the same weekend Providence is scheduled to host Nate Watson. I subsequently confirmed with Enoh’s high school coach, Larry Thompson, that the visit is actually scheduled for September 16th-18th.
The Team CP3 forward has been among a small group of big men that Ed Cooley and his staff have prioritized as they continue to search for another big man to pair with committed Dajour Dickens in the class of 2017.
The 6’9, 235 lb. Enoh is a native of Nigeria and attends Greenforest Christian Academy in Decatur, GA. Enoh is ranked 256 by 247Sports’ composite national ranking. Rivals and Scout list him as a 3-star prospect, while ESPN has Enoh as a 4-star recruit. He averaged 5.5 points/game and 5.6 rebounds/game for his Team CP3 on the Nike EYBL circuit that went 14-2 in the EYBL regular season, 4-1 at the Peach Jam and won The 8 out in Las Vegas during the final live period in July. Enoh’s coach at Greenforest Christian Academy, Larry Thompson, spoke with VandySports.com after an unofficial visit to Vanderbilt in mid-June:
“The thing I like most about Victor is his maturity and how hard the kid plays. He rebounds out of his area, he chases down balls, run the floor well, is a very strong rebounder, and just plays the game hard. There is not any prettiness to his style of play, he’s just a hard-nosed kind of guy and that’s what sets him apart from a lot of kids of his size and skill level.”
“Victor is 17 now, he started playing basketball when he was 13-14 when he got to the states. He played soccer growing up as a younger kid but he just grew real fast when he got to the states. He was about 6-foot-1, 150-pounds, but he picked up a basketball and just kind of ran with it.”
Other big man names that Providence has prioritized in 2017 are Nate Watson and Garrison Brooks. Watson included Providence in his final 4 and Brooks is in the process of setting up official visits — he’ll take one to Texas A&M September 2nd. Cooley and staff clearly want another big man in 2017 and these are the names Friar fans should be monitoring.
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