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Friar Friday News & Notes, Including a God Shammgod Update

Here are some Providence news and notes from the week, including a God Shammgod update, Providence’s upcoming visitors, an updated Scout.com 2019 recruit rankings, and more.

God Signs an Extension

God Shammgod left Providence for a job in player development with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks last July. After a successful year in Dallas in which Shammgod has received credit for the improvement of Harrison Barnes, the Mavs locked up the former Friar with a 4-year contract extension. While Barnes’ improvement is noteworthy for the Mavs after they signed him to a 4-year, $94.4 million contract, what may be motivating the Mavericks to keep Shammgod around is Dennis Smith, Jr. Shammgod and Smith have a prior relationship from Smith’s high school days and he is expected to be the point guard of the future after being taken 9th overall in April’s NBA Draft.

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2015 Nike EYBL Session 3 Providence Recruiting Guide

Nike EYBL continues with their 3rd session of the regular season on the way to the finals at the Peach Jam. There are a number of Providence recruits playing on the EYBL circuit this year again and even though the coaches won’t be allowed to attend this 3rd session in Houston there will be media members there covering the games and there’s a possibility for some games to be live streamed as well.

There are a few new names since the last recruiting guide and also some names that have fallen off the board with some recent commitments. One other note is Samuel Japhet-Mathias is making his EYBL debut this weekend after having to sit out the first two sessions due to NCAA rules regarding international players being in the USA for less than a year.

Here are the Providence targets in Houston this weekend and when they will be playing. Both the 17U and 16U are in Houston this weekend.

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Who Will Be Providence’s Next Priority Recruit in 2016?

With the news on Sunday night that 2016 guard Temple Gibbs gave his verbal commitment to Mike Brey and Notre Dame, the Providence staff will now have to shift their focus in the class of 2016. Gibbs had been a priority recruit for the 1 open scholarship that PC has for next year. He had visited Providence for Late Night Madness last October in Bob Simon attended a number of his Seton Hall Prep games throughout the season. The question now becomes, who will the Friar coaches prioritize next in 2016?

Let’s take a look at some potential targets that could become the next priority recruit.

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