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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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Friar Friday News & Notes with a LaDontae Henton Update

Here are some Providence news and notes from the week.

LaDontae Henton to Sign with LA Clippers

Friar legend LaDontae Henton will sign a training camp contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, per Chris Reichert of 2Ways10Days.com.

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Providence to Host 2017 Top 35 Point Guard Makai Ashton-Langford for Official Visit

It’s been less than a week since the news broke that  2017 point guard Makai Ashton-Langford was re-opening his recruitment after comitting to UConn in September. Thursday was the first day coaches could hit the road and visit with recruits after the dead period that it put up around the Final Four and, predictably, Ed Cooley trekked up to Brewster Academy to visit with the top-35 point guard. Many Friar fans were getting manic over the fact that no news was coming out about a player who had Providence in his final two schools before choosing UConn but, Cooley left Brewster with an official visit date set for the Worcester native to come see the Providence campus. Adam Finkelstein tweeted out that Ashton-Langford will be on the Providence campus this weekend to take that official visit. Finkelstein also broke the news of Ashton-Langford requesting his release from UConn last week.

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2017 Makai Ashton-Langford Granted Release from UConn, Re-Opening Recruitment

The rumor mill had been buzzing that 2017 point guard Makai Ashton-Langford was considering re-opening his recruitment after signing a binding National Letter of Intent with UConn in November. On Friday, it became a reality. ESPN.com’s Adam Finkelstein reported that the top-40 recruit out of Brewster Academy was in fact asking UConn to be released from his NLI. The rumor mill began it’s buzzing after Glen Miller, longtime assistant coach and lead recruiter for Ashton-Langford for the Huskies, left the program last week. A report by Gavin Keefe of The Day indicated Miller was asked to leave. UConn is now looking at the possibility of losing one of their prized 2017 recruits in Ashton-Langford and two current players, Vance Jackson and Steven Enoch, to transfer since the news of Miller’s departure.

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Providence’s Rodney Bullock Testing NBA Draft Waters

Providence junior Rodney Bullock will put his name into the NBA Draft to test the waters, ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman tweeted. Bullock is taking advantage of the rule change made in January 2016 that allow college players to enter the NBA Draft multiple times and still maintain their eligibility to return to school as long as they don’t hire an agent. Goodman’s tweet indicates Bullock is not going to sign with an agent.

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Providence, Big East Bracketology Update 3/6/17

ESPN and CBS Sports have released updated brackets and we’ll continue to track the minutiae of each bracketology update so you don’t have to.

The regular season concluded on Saturday with all ten Big East teams in action and the results shuffled the deck a bit heading into the Big East Tournament that tips off on Wednesday night. There are a lot of bubbles bouncing around in the air right now and both national media members and bracket aggregating sites like BracketMatrix.com are pumping out lots of predictions and content as conference tournament season rapidly approaches for all the power conferences. Let’s take a look at where Providence, their non-conference opponents and the rest of the Big East stands in the latest bracketology.

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Providence, Big East Bracketology Update 3/2/17

ESPN and CBS Sports have released updated brackets and we’ll continue to track the minutae of each bracketology update so you don’t have to.

We’re now in the final few days of the regular season. All 10 Big East teams play their final games on Saturday before the Big East Tournament gets underway next Wednesday. There are a lot of bubbles bouncing around in the air right now and both national media members and bracket aggregating sites like BracketMatrix.com are pumping out lots of predictions and content as conference tournament season rapidly approaches for all the power conferences. Let’s take a look at where Providence, their non-conference opponents and the rest of the Big East stands in the latest bracketology.

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