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Friartown Fan Voice Podcast – Recruiting Preview plus News and Notes

The Friartown Fan Voice podcast returns for the first offseason edition to preview the first live recruiting period of April getting underway on Friday. I was again joined by Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times and we discussed a wide range of topics, including the commitment of Makai Ashton-Langford, the outlook for the 2017-18 roster, the 2018 recruiting class and more.

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Scout’s Updated Class of 2018 Top 100 Player Rankings Released

The updated player rankings from Scout.com continue and this week they updated their Class of 2018 rankings. Providence has a host of players on this list ranging from a local Providence native to a Canadian player attending school in Florida, not to mention some other local talent attending NEPSAC schools. The coaching staff at Providence has a clear connection in the mid-atlantic with Jeff Battle and Ivan Thomas spearheading connections there with both Boo Williams players and other area programs. Brian Blaney continues to canvass the New England prep basketball scene and Ed Cooley is everywhere. Here are players Providence is involved with on Scout’s latest Class of 2018 Top 100:

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Providence Recruiting Update: Early Signing Period Begins November 9th

The early signing period for college basketball recruits to sign their national letters of intent begins on Wednesday, November 9th. The early signing period lasts for a week and then all players planning to sign NLI’s with schools must wait until the spring signing period from April 12, 2017 through May 17, 2017. Providence has two commits in the class of 2017 and word is that both plan to sign their NLI’s on the first day of the early signing period.

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Providence Gets Visit From Top-10 Recruit in 2018

Perhaps Friar fans thought the most meaningful on-campus visitor to Friartown in October would be Shaquille O’Neal at this year’s Late Night Madness on October 14th. Those fans would be mistaken. Just a week removed from DJ Diesel spinning beats to entertain Providence students and recruits alike, the Friars got a visit from a top-10 recruit in the class of 2018 when 6’8 wing Khavon Moore tripped up from Georgia to see the Providence campus on Saturday.

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Providence Lands Top Big Man Target in 2017

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.

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Top Big Man Target Schedules Visit to Providence

On the heels of Providence’s top guard target in 2017 announcing his official visit dates to his final three schools, Providence got some more good news with their top big man target setting an official visit date to come visit Friartown. 2017 Nate Watson cut his list down to a final seven about three weeks ago with all seven besides North Carolina having already offered. On Monday, Watson’s visit dates were announced by Josh Stirn of 247Sports.com. Watson currently has five visits scheduled with just Kansas and North Carolina not having dates set. UPDATE: Watson cut his list from 7 to 5 on Tuesday and cut Kansas and UNC. As previously reported, Watson will take visits to NC State and Wake Forest while he is in North Carolina for a family party. The NC State visit is an official and is set for August 22nd and the Wake Forest trip will be unofficial on August 24th.

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Providence Among 2017 Nate Watson’s Final Seven Schools

Arguably Providence’s top priority recruit in the Class of 2017 announced his final seven schools via his Twitter account on Tuesday and the Friars made the cut. 2017 Nate Watson released a final seven of Kansas, Maryland, Miami, NC State, North Carolina, Providence and Wake Forest.

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