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Providence Commits and Recruits at St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic This Weekend

Friar fans in Rhode Island will get another chance to see both David Duke and AJ Reeves in action up close and personal this weekend at St. Andrew’s in Barrington, RI for the annual St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic. Ed Cooley and his staff are likely to be in attendance for many of the games on Friday and Saturday. Some of those games will feature Providence commits David Duke and AJ Reeves. Reeves’ Brimmer & May squad will kick off the event on Friday at 3:45pm against Worcester Academy.

Some Providence recruits that will play this weekend include:

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New 247Sports 2018 Top 247 Player Rankings Released Thursday

247Sports and Scout.com are all under the same umbrella now so these updated player rankings now feature a combination of analysts and scouts from both of those entities and they are separate from the 247Sports Composite National Rankings. Providence’s 2018 recruiting class is well represented with 3 of the 4 commits ranked inside the top 115. The Big East overall is lagging a bit behind their 2017 performance. That year they had 27 commits in the Top 247 at an average ranking of 137. In 2018 the league has 19 commits at an average ranking of 187. Rumors continue to persist that if 21st ranked Jahvon Quinerly is deemed to be free of NCAA wrongdoing in the FBI probe of Arizona assistant coach Book Richardson that Quinerly will land at Villanova, which would help the league recruiting stock.

Here’s how Providence and the Big East did in the latest 247Sports Class of 2018 player rankings:

Providence’s 2018 Commits

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Providence Friarcast Episode 4: What is Providence’s Identity Through 10 Games?

This week’s exam break episode of the Providence Friarcast features a discussion about Providence’s issues and lack of identity through 10 games this season after needing overtime to beat Brown at home and then dropping a road game at UMass last time out. Mike, Brendan and Chris give their thoughts on what is ailing the Friars besides the injuries to Kyron Cartwright, Alpha Diallo and Maliek White and the gang looks ahead to Providence’s next game on Sunday against Stony Brook.

Go ahead and give it a listen:

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Friars Lose: Providence 63, UMass 72

1H 2H Final
Providence 33 30 63
UMass 38 34 72

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Providence Bullock: 15 Bullock: 9 Cartwright: 8
UMass Pipkins: 30 Hines: 8 Anderson: 7

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Friars Win in OT: Brown 72, Providence 77

 

1H 2H OT Final
Brown 40 28 4 72
Providence 28 40 9 77

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Brown Anderson/Cambridge: 19 DeWolf: 8 Anderson: 3
Providence Bullock: 21 Bullock: 9 Ashton-Langford: 7

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Providence Friarcast Episode 3: Does This Team Have Grit?

This week’s episode of the Providence Friarcast features a recap of Providence’s win over Rider and loss at URI, as well as a preview of their next two games against Brown and UMass. Mike, Brendan and Chris discuss the poor second half defense against Rider, the lack of toughness and grit at URI and whether or not there will be another big celebrity sighting at the Dunk after Evander Holyfield’s appearance for the Rider game.

Oh and a special shoutout to Doug Doughty of the Roanoke Times. Keep being you, Doug.

Go ahead and give it a listen:

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Friars Lose: Providence 68, Rhode Island 75

1H 2H Final Score
Providence 31 37 68
Rhode Island 42 33 75

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Providence Diallo: 17 Diallo: 7 Cartwright: 4
Rhode Island Russell: 20 Robinson: 11 Dowtin/Garrett:4

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