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Providence and UConn to Play Hurricane Relief Benefit Exhibition

With the NCAA granting waivers for schools to play beyond their 2 exhibition games in the name of hurricane benefit games, Providence and UConn will renew their rivarly, albeit in a game that doesn’t count. Tickets are now on sale for a game between the Friars and Huskies to be played at 7pm at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday, October 25th. Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets range from $10 to $25. “All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to benefit hurricane victims,” per the release sent out by Providence.

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2017 Big East Media Day Preview: pcbb1917.com Preseason Picks

The annual event where media meet with the Big East’s coaches and players is upon us on Wednesday. It’s the day when the coach-voted preseason poll is released and fans get more fuel to believe everyone roots against their team — unless you’re team is Villanova. I will be in attendance again this year, so you should follow the site to be informed when I post things and also follow along on Twitter and Instagram so you don’t miss out on the All-League teams or what suit Kyron Cartwright goes with this year.

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Here are my picks for the preseason poll, All-Big East Teams and the individual preseason awards:

Preseason Big East Poll

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Providence Sending Four Players to 2017 Big East Media Day on October 18th

The Big East will hold their annual Media Day on Wednesday, October 18th  at Madison Square Garden. All ten member schools send their head coach and usually a few players to NYC each year to hear Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman give her “State of the Big East” speech and meet with the media ahead of the upcoming season. Providence will have X players in attendance this year, the league announced today via the Big East Men’s Basketball Twitter account. Seniors Rodney Bullock and Kyron Cartwright will be joined by sophomores Alpha Diallo and Kalif Young as Providence’s player representatives.

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Providence’s Kyron Cartwright Named to Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame released 20 names of players on the preseason watch list for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. Kyron Cartwright averaged 11.4 points/game, 4.4 assists/game and 2.4 rebounds/game in 33 games last season while improving his 3-point shooting from 12.1% as a freshman to 38.8% as a junior. Cartwright becomes the second point guard coached by Ed Cooley at Providence to be named to the preseason watch list for this award. Kris Dunn was named to the watch list in both 2014 and 2016. Dunn made it to the top 10 for the award in 2016 before not making the list of 5 finalists. Joining Cartwright on the 2018 watch list is fellow Big East competitor Jalen Brunson.

2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Watch List

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Monday Friar Mailbag: Last 2018 Scholarship, Holt Update & More

Each Monday I’ll do my best to answer some of your questions. The below are actual e-mails and tweets from readers. In some cases I have cleaned up the questions for grammar and/or clarity.

After a week off while honeymooning, the Monday Friar Mailbag returns. I saved some questions from the last version that I’ll answer in this one and I got a bunch of good ones over the weekend. Providence now has a 4-man recruiting class in 2018 with the pledge of David Duke on Friday. A common question has been what will Ed Cooley do with the final open scholarship for 2018. Let’s tackle that first…

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Friar Friday News & Notes: David Duke Commitment Day Edition

Here are some Providence news and notes from the week, including David Duke commitment day, an Emmitt Holt update and more.

Duke to Commit Friday Evening

This column has been a place for updates and news that have happened over the last week, but I’ll lead off this Friday with something that hasn’t happened yet. 2018 Cushing Academy and Mass Rivals guard David Duke announced on Wednesday that he will commit Friday evening.

We learned later via Kevin McNamara at the Providence Journal that the announcement is expected to come via Duke’s social media accounts. The former Classical High School hero is down to the hometown Friars and Buzz Williams’ Virginia Tech Hokies. The steam picked up on 247Sports Crystal Ball page on Thursday with all but one previous Virginia Tech pick flipping to Providence and some new picks coming out of the clouds for the Friars. I’ve remained optimistic that Duke would end up in black and white. We’ll see if that comes to fruition for the athletic guard who turned 18 on Friday.

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Monday Friar Mailbag on a Tuesday

Each Monday I’ll do my best to answer some of your questions. The below are actual e-mails and tweets from readers. In some cases I have cleaned up the questions for grammar and/or clarity.

So, it’s not Monday. My bad. To take you behind the curtain for a second, I’m getting married on Saturday. As a result, things have been a bit busy. Anyway…

We started with recruiting last week and since the 2017-18 season doesn’t officially begin for a few more days let’s tackle more recruiting off the top…

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