Ed Cooley told Jon Rothstein of FanRagSports.com that the MRI on Kyron Cartwright‘s ankle came back negative and the senior point guard’s status for Wednesday’s game against Houston at Mohegan Sun is to be determined. Cooley also told Rothstein that Alpha Diallo (ankle) and Maliek White (knee) were held out of Monday’s practice and are both questionable to play against the Cougars.
Here are some Providence news and notes from the week, including Providence’s recruiting efforts, Jon Rothstein’s annual practice visit, a fun segment with Ed Cooley on Big East Shootaround, and more.
Recruiting Never Stops
Recruiting never stops and that’s certainly true when the NCAA recruiting calendar turns from “Quiet Period” to “Recruiting Period”, which happened on September 9th. The Friar staff — the full staff of Ed Cooley, Jeff Battle, Brian Blaney and Ivan Thomas — was spotted at Cushing Academy that first day to see prized 2018 recruit David Duke. The Friar staff subsequently completed an in-home visit with Duke and his family. Duke’s recruitment is one that has Friar fans on the edge of their seat. He’s not only a local kid from Providence, but he reminds many of former Friar and current Chicago Bull Kris Dunn. Duke is scheduled to take an official visit to Florida next weekend, followed by an official visit to Virginia Tech where his good friend and former Cushing roommate Wabissa Bede is a freshman.
Early September is here and aside from recruiting news, of which Providence has had quite a bit lately, the biggest announcements are league schedules and future November tournaments. The Big East schedule was supposed to come out this week, but that apparently will not happen with the news that it will be bumped until next week. But Jon Rothstein swooped in to provide Providence fans a glimpse at the 2018 schedule by reporting that the Friars, along with Michigan, South Carolina and George Washington, will play in the 2018 Hall of Fame Classic at Mohegan Sun next November.
Jon Rothsein is reporting that the Providence Friars are heading back to the Mohegan Sun Arena in nearby Uncasville, CT for a neutral site matchup against the Houston Cougars on December 20th. Providence last played at Mohegan Sun in the 2014-15 season as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff. The Friars defeated Florida State and Notre Dame to take home the trophy. This game, which Rothstein reported is likely to be part of a double-header, will just be a neutral site game and not part of a tournament. The Friars are playing in the 2017 2K Classic in November. It’s unclear if the deal will include a game or games at Providence and/or Houston.
- ICYMI – Television Listings for Providence vs (21) Rhode Island 12/3/2016
- ICYMI – Game Notes & Preview: Providence (5-2, 0-0) vs (21) Rhode Island (5-2, 0-0) 12/3/16
- ICYMI – Opening Line: Providence vs (21) Rhode Island Pick ‘Em 12/3/16
- ICYMI – Annual Zero Gravity Prep Classic Gets Underway at St. Andrew’s on Friday
- FanRagSports.com – Jon Rothstein – Rothstein Files: What do we know about UCLA?
- TheComeback.com – Michael Grant – The Big East Might Be The Best Conference In College Basketball
Happy Veterans Day! Take some time today to remember the spirit of this holiday which began as a way to honor veterans who died during World War I. Today we honor all of those men and women for their service in the United States Armed Forces.
- TodaysU.com – Dan Stack – Big East breakout star to watch: Providence guard Kyron Cartwright
- FanRagSports.com – Jon Rothstein – 68 things to look forward to during the 2016-17 college basketball season
- HoopSeen.com – Corey Evans – National Signing Day 2017: Big East
- The Cowl – Jake Scearbo & Lauren Altmeyer – PCI: Who will be the men’s basketball MVP this season?
- The Cowl – Liza Sisk – Cross Country Eyes NCAA Championship