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Providence to Host Annual Elite Camp June 25th

Providence will host their annual Elite Camp on Sunday and two of the Friars top recruits in the class of 2018 will be in attendance. Elite Camps are a great way for players to get onto a campus and see the facilities, the coaching staff and the school’s players. I attended Providence’s Elite Camp two summers ago and, as I wrote after that year, I found the value of the camp to be more about relationship development between the Providence coaching staff and potential recruits than player evaluation. Ed Cooley and his staff are excellent at both, but this weekend will be more about relationship building, showing off the Providence campus and the plans for the Ruane Friar Development Center that is expected to be ready by September of 2018, just in time for the 2018 class to arrive on campus.

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Providence to Host Annual Elite Camp June 26th

Providence will host their annual Elite Camp on Sunday and there are sure to be some talented players from the New England area in attendance. Mass Rivals is expected to have a big contingent. I attended Providence’s Elite Camp last summer and, as I wrote after last year, I found the value of the camp to be more about relationship development between the Providence coaching staff and potential recruits than player evaluation.

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Providence to Host Annual Elite Camp August 8th

The 2014 Providence Elite Camp effectively produced 2 commitments for Ed Cooley last year. The first one was a verbal commitment from 2017 guard Javon Taylor. Taylor gave Cooley his commitment before leaving campus that Saturday. The other came a couple days later in the form of 2015 big man Alex Owens. Unfortunately, Owens failed to receive a qualifying ACT score this summer and has enrolled at Tallahassee Community College. Cooley is hoping the 2015 version of Elite Camp will lead to more commitments, especially from the talented crop of New England prep school talent that will be in attendance. Unfortunately some of the top talent from the area like Wenyen Gabriel and Makai Ashton-Langford — both players that attended last year’s camp — will be in NYC playing in the Big Strick Classic on Saturday and can’t attend.

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Providence College Elite Camp Attendees

Last year’s Elite Camp was very memorable because there was a lot of talk about a PC ‘Fab 5’ with Abu, Chukwu, Lindsey, Joseph and Terrell. PC coordinator of basketball ops Mike Jackson even set up a phone call for Abu, Chukwu, Joseph, Terrell and 2015 Donovan Mitchell (Lindsey was not at the Elite Camp) with former Michigan Fab Five member, Chris Webber. All of the stops were being pulled out.

Chukwu and Lindsey obviously wound up at PC (and Lindsey was already committed prior to the Elite Camp last summer) but Abu chose NC State, Joseph chose Syracuse and Terrell chose Oklahoma State then URI. Donovan Mitchell wasn’t planning on attending this year’s camp anyway due to a family reunion but I would think Thursday night’s commitment to Louisville solidifies his absence.

Here are the players that I have confirmed will be at this year’s Elite Camp by class and last name (I’ll update this if more names are confirmed):

Watch some video from last season’s Elite Camp courtesy of our friend FriarTV:

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