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Providence Recruiting Guide to the Second July 2017 Live Evaluation Period

The second 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 19th at 5pm and is active through 5pm on July 23rd. To read about why the July live periods are so crucial for recruiting, check out this excellent article by Rob Dauster at College Basketball Talk. With all three major shoe company circuits holding their finals events during the first live period, the second live period features more camp events, as well as some more traditional grassroots tournaments with pool and bracketed play all starting and ending this week/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
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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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2015 Nike EYBL Session 4 Providence Recruiting Guide

Nike EYBL finishes pool play this weekend in Minneapolis. This is the 4th and final session of the regular season before the playoffs begin at the Peach Jam which is held in North Augusta, SC from July 15th to the 19th. 24 teams will advance to the Peach Jam after this weekend in Minneapolis and some of the teams led by Providence recruits are in good position to do so. This is the second straight session of EYBL where coaches are not allowed to attend as the event takes place during a dead period that runs from May 21st through May 29th.

Here are the Providence targets in Minneapolis this weekend and when they will be playing. The 16U teams are in Atlanta this weekend. You’ll notice the record next to each team and that is the record entering play this weekend. The number next to each player’s name is in case that team plays on one of the live-streamed courts. You can watch the live streams at this link.

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2015 Nike EYBL Session 3 Providence Recruiting Guide

Nike EYBL continues with their 3rd session of the regular season on the way to the finals at the Peach Jam. There are a number of Providence recruits playing on the EYBL circuit this year again and even though the coaches won’t be allowed to attend this 3rd session in Houston there will be media members there covering the games and there’s a possibility for some games to be live streamed as well.

There are a few new names since the last recruiting guide and also some names that have fallen off the board with some recent commitments. One other note is Samuel Japhet-Mathias is making his EYBL debut this weekend after having to sit out the first two sessions due to NCAA rules regarding international players being in the USA for less than a year.

Here are the Providence targets in Houston this weekend and when they will be playing. Both the 17U and 16U are in Houston this weekend.

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Providence Recruiting Guide to the 2nd April 2015 Live Evaluation Period

This is the second of two live evaluation periods in the month of April. A live evaluation period means college coaches are allowed to attend and evaluate recruits. As I did last 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.

I’ll also be doing my best to keep up with the map that tracks where Ed Cooley and his staff are during each live period and any recruiting period in between. This post will be updated as the weekend goes on and more information is known. It should be noted that the basketball team’s end of season banquet is on Saturday, April 25th. Cooley will be off the road for that and also the visit of Washington transfer Nigel Williams-Goss. I expect the assistant coaches will skip the banquet to be out recruiting during this critical live evaluation period.

UPDATE: You can watch live games of the EYBL circuit by clicking this link. The players numbers are next to their names below. Big thanks for Craig Leighton for sending the info about the live stream.

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Recap of Providence Recruits During First Live Evaluation Period

With the first live evaluation period of April in the books as of Sunday here is a recap of the weekend’s action for over 50 Providence recruits. There were players that were being watched by the Friar staff from the classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 and they were spread out all over the country.
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Providence Recruiting Guide to the 1st April 2015 Live Evaluation Period

This will be the first of two live evaluation periods in the month of April. A live evaluation period means college coaches are allowed to attend and evaluate recruits. This will be the first time coaches can see players in their grassroots setting since July 2014. As I did last 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. I’ll also be doing my best to keep up with the map that tracks where Ed Cooley and his staff are during each live period and any recruiting period in between. This post will be updated as the weekend goes on and more information is known. Continue reading Providence Recruiting Guide to the 1st April 2015 Live Evaluation Period