Each Monday I’ll do my best to answer some of your questions. The below are actual e-mails and tweets from readers. In some cases I have cleaned up the questions for grammar and clarity.
I got lots of questions about Providence native and top 2018 recruiting target David Duke. Let’s start there…
Tim C. asks:
Updates on David Duke? When should we expect a decision? Are the Friars still the front runners after he scheduled official visits to Florida and Virginia Tech?
Continue reading Monday Friar Mailbag: David Duke Recruitment, 2017-18 Lineups & More
A couple weeks after cutting his list down to 8, 2018 Noah Locke has set his five official visits. Locke will take a trip to Ohio State next week on Tuesday to kick things off followed by a visit to Providence on August 31st. The other three visits will be to Xavier on September 9th, Michigan on September 16th and Florida on September 30th. Zagsblog.com first reported the scheduled visits.
Continue reading 2018 Noah Locke Sets All Five Official Visits
The Rock School and Florida Vipers 2018 forward Darius Days released his list of his top 11 schools on Tuesday. Days named Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, North Carolina, Ohio State, Providence, Texas A&M and Wichita State to his list. 247Sports’ composite national ranking for Days is currently 74. Providence offered Days on April 30th.
Continue reading 2018 Darius Days Releases Top 11 List
2018 shooter Noah Locke cut his list down to 8 schools on Wednesday after having an impressive spring and summer on the grassroots circuits. The native of Baltimore has trimmed things down to Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Providence, Virginia and Xavier. Locke attended Providence’s Elite Camp in 2016, which is when he received the offer from Ed Cooley. He also took in the Friars’ game at the Verizon Center against Georgetown in January. Providence assistant coaches Ivan Thomas, the lead on Locke, and Jeff Battle both completed an in-home visit with Locke and his family in April. Cooley was unable to attend due to the death of his sister. The Friars were the first school to offer Locke of the 8 on his list.
Continue reading 2018 Noah Locke Cuts List to 8 Following July Live Periods
2018 wing Khavon Moore has cut his list down to 12 schools ahead of the all-important July live periods that begin later this week. Moore’s list of schools is Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Marquette, Mercer, Oklahoma, Providence, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and USC. The talented wing guard is one of the most versatile players in the 2018 class. During the spring live periods Moore ran with the Atlanta Xpress on the Under Armour Association and played a few games with Nike South Beach on the Nike EYBL circuit.
Continue reading 2018 Khavon Moore Cuts List Ahead of July Live Periods
Providence kicked off their 2018 recruiting with a bang on Sunday when top-50 AJ Reeves gave his commitment to Ed Cooley ahead of Providence’s annual Elite Camp. Reeves’ commitment makes it two consecutive Providence commits from the Mass Rivals grassroots program, a pipeline that Cooley and the Friars are hoping to tap further in 2018 with David Duke. Reeves had cut his list to a final four on May 31st with the Friars being joined by Louisville, Villanova and Virginia.
Continue reading 2018 AJ Reeves Commits to Providence
Providence lost out on Makai Ashton-Langford the first go-round when the Worcester native committed to UConn and Kevin Ollie in September. This time Ed Cooley closed the deal and got a commitment from Ashton-Langford shortly after he was on campus for an official visit. Cooley built up a great relationship with both the player and the parents when chasing the Mass Rivals point guard the last several years and it appears that relationship was the key to Providence securing the services of the top-35 player. Ashton-Langford took an official visit starting April 7th after Cooley went up to Brewster Academy to meet with him on the first day coaches could be back on the road recruiting after the Final Four dead period.
Continue reading Makai Ashton-Langford Chooses Providence This Time Around