2018 wing Khavon Moore has cut his list down to 12 schools ahead of the all-important July live periods that begin later this week. Moore’s list of schools is Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Marquette, Mercer, Oklahoma, Providence, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and USC. The talented wing guard is one of the most versatile players in the 2018 class. During the spring live periods Moore ran with the Atlanta Xpress on the Under Armour Association and played a few games with Nike South Beach on the Nike EYBL circuit.
- ICYMI – Big East Tournament Seed Watch Final Edition of 2017
- ICYMI – Game Notes & Preview: Providence (19-11, 9-8) at St. John’s (13-17, 7-10) 3/4/17
- ICYMI – Opening Line: Providence +1 at St. John’s 3/4/17
- ICYMI – Scout’s Updated Class of 2018 Top 100 Player Rankings Released
- Providence Journal – Kevin McNamara – Providence Friars hope to dance out of the pack at St. John’s
- Friarbasketball.com – Craig Leighton – Ed Cooley Media Availability
- Friarbasketball.com – Craig Leighton – Catching Up With Rodney Bullock
- Providence Journal – Kevin McNamara & Bill Koch – Pick and Pop College Hoops Podcast: Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
- WEEI.com – John Rooke – Thinking Out Loud: Providence basketball getting hot at right time
- WestwoodOneSports.com – John Rooke & Kevin McNamara – This Week in the Big East: Bill Raftery, Val Ackerman and Shamorie Ponds
- DailyPress.com – Kate Yanchulis – Bethel’s Dickens stands a head above the rest
- ICYMI – Game Notes & Preview: Providence (17-11, 7-8) vs Marquette (17-10, 8-7) 2/25/17
- ICYMI – Opening Line: Providence -2 vs Marquette 2/25/17
- ICYMI – Scout’s Expanded and Updated Class of 2019 Top 60 Player Rankings Released
- Providence Journal – Kevin McNamara – Use a timeout on final possession? Big East coaches have to think fast
- Woonsocket Call – Brendan McGair – Action Jackson: Providence sophomore emerged as key factor
- Providence Journal – Kevin McNamara & Bill Koch – Pick and Pop College Hoops Podcast: Monster Saturday in store for PC & URI
- WEEI.com – John Rooke – Thinking Out Loud: Friars making run at NCAA Tournament
- WestwoodOneSports.com – John Rooke & Kevin McNamara – This Week in the Big East: Greg McDermott, Eric Devendorf and Jim Calhoun
Providence locked up their two commitments in the Class of 2017 earlier this month when both Dajour Dickens and Nate Watson signed their national letters of intent. As I’ve discussed, getting commitments on board in the current senior class by mid-September has allowed the Providence coaching staff to shift their recruiting focus towards the Classes of 2018 and 2019.
Ed Cooley should host a top recruit annually on his birthday. 2017 power forward Nate Watson got to Providence on the night of September 9th for his official visit and committed to Cooley and the Friars before heading home the night of September 10th: Cooley’s 47th birthday. The news was first reported by Adam Zagoria. “Coach told me he’d never lost a recruit on his birthday,” Watson told Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. Watson continued, “he jumped in his (swimming) pool when I gave him the word.” Cooley and his staff prioritized Watson since they offered him a scholarship back in early February, a few weeks before 2017 6’11 center Dajour Dickens committed to the Friars.
The Labor Day Weekend is a time for people to hit the beach or lake or [insert other fun summer activity here] one last time before saying goodbye to summer and hello to the school year. The students are back on campus in Friartown after a weekend that is meant to be relaxing and slow-paced, but there was plenty of Providence hoops news that broke over the last few days before the start of classes.
- Check out this video of former Friar Marty Conlon talking to TheBasketballDiary about the Final Four with Providence, his journey through the NBA and overseas and working for NBA International:
- Scout.com – Evan Daniels – Nate Watson cuts list, sets visit
- Complex.com – Ryan Morik – Kris Dunn Will School Any Rookie On the Court and In 2K