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Providence Recruiting Guide to the Second April 2017 Live Evaluation Period

The second and final live recruiting period of April is here to close out the live evaluation periods until July. Providence’s coaches were at all of the major shoe company events last weekend between Hampton, VA, Dallas, TX and NYC. Week two of the Nike EYBL will be in Indianapolis and they are joined in Indy by Under Armour’s Association. The adidas Gauntlet series heads to Atlanta this weekend.

As I traditionally do each spring and summer, I’ll be providing a guide for fans to follow along and see where Providence’s targets are playing during a given live evaluation period. This post will be updated as the weekend goes on and more information is known. The name of the assistant next to the player’s name indicates who the lead assistant is for that player and does not necessarily mean that coach will be at that event Continue reading Providence Recruiting Guide to the Second April 2017 Live Evaluation Period

Providence Recruiting Guide to the First April 2017 Live Evaluation Period

The first live recruiting period of April is upon us and the Providence coaches are expected to hit the ground running to find future Friars all across the USA this weekend. The major shoe companies have their opening weekends with Nike’s EYBL starting off in Hampton, VA, Under Armour’s Association beginning in NYC for the second straight year and the adidas Gauntlet series kicks off from Dallas, TX. You can also listen to the latest Friartown Fan Voice podcast where, among other interesting topics, Brendan McGair and I previewed the first live period of April.

As I traditionally do each spring and summer, I’ll be providing a guide for fans to follow along and see where Providence’s targets are playing during a given live evaluation period. This post will be updated as the weekend goes on and more information is known. The name of the assistant next to the player’s name indicates who the lead assistant is for that player and does not necessarily mean that coach will be at that event Continue reading Providence Recruiting Guide to the First April 2017 Live Evaluation Period

Rivals Released Expanded and Updated Class of 2019 Top 100 Recruit Rankings

Rivals expanded and updated their class of 2019 recruit rankings on Thursday with with mere hours to go until the start of the first April live period. The recruiting service bumped the rising junior class rankings from a Top 75 to a Top 100 and there proved to be little change in terms of where Providence’s recruits were ranked. A few new names were added to the mix with the additional 25 ranked spots and Providence has already cast a net over some very talented players who will be evaluated more closely in the upcoming months on the various grassroots circuits beginning on Friday.

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Providence Recruiting Guide to the First July 2016 Live Evaluation Period

The first July live evaluation period has arrived and the Providence coaching staff will be out and about stalking down talented future Friars all across the country over the next few days. A live evaluation period means college coaches are allowed to attend and evaluate recruits at certified events. This particular evaluation period begins on July 6th at 5pm and is active through 5pm on July 10th. Nike has their EYBL Peach Jam, which is their playoffs and adidas finishes off their Gaunlet series. Under Armour’s finale event is later in July so they will be hosting their All-America Camp this week in Charlotte.
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Providence Recruiting News and Notes: Grassroots Circuits Underway

This past weekend marked the kickoff for all three shoe-sponsored leagues and Providence had coaches at all of three of those events, while also monitoring some events that aren’t run by the sneaker companies. I was between the Nike EYBL session in Brooklyn and the Under Armour Association in lower Manhattan. Joining me going between these events all weekend was Associate Head Coach Andre LaFleur. Brian Blaney was in Dallas for the adidas Gauntlet series’ opening event, while Jeff Battle was spotted in Staten Island at the Elevate Hoops event. Ed Cooley wasn’t on the road this weekend as he was back on campus hosting a pair of transfer targets. More on that later.

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Providence Recruiting Guide to the First April 2016 Live Evaluation Period

This weekend kicks off the real recruiting season for members of the class of 2017 and beyond because starting on April 15th a live evaluation period officially begins. A live evaluation period means college coaches are allowed to attend and evaluate recruits at certified events. This particular evaluation period lasts through April 17th with another full weekend of live evaluating on the schedule beginning on April 22nd. Nike and Under Armour will kick off their grassroots leagues in NYC, while adidas gets started in Dallas this weekend. There are also some other events going on this weekend that Providence recruits will be playing in.

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Providence Recruiting Guide to the 1st July 2015 Live Evaluation Period

The July live evaluation periods are a critical time of year for recruits and college coaches. There are 3 sessions during the month for the players to impress and the coaches to evaluate and show interest. This first one is a big also because it will culminate the Nike EYBL season at the Peach Jam with the finals being held on July 12th at 3pm. ESPNU will televise the Nike EYBL Peach Jam finals again this year. They will have both semifinal games as well as the final game. This is a great chance for fans to see some of the top high school players in the nation and hopefully a Friar recruit or two will be involved in the action.

Under Armour also has action during this live period with their inaugural UA All-America Camp being held in Charlotte from July 7th through July 10th. They will have 80 of the best players from the UAA circuit in attendance.

Adidas is also hosting an event this live period with a similar event to the EYBL’s Peach Jam. The Adidas version is the finale of their Adidas Uprising Gauntlet circuit featuring the top 32 teams from that circuit this Spring. There are also a number of other camps and tournaments ongoing during this live period.

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