With the Friars struggling recently — losing 2 out of their last 3 and needing OT to beat Brown in the other of those games — Ed Cooley is sure to have some opinions as his team is in the midst of a much-needed semester final exam break. Tune in at 7pm to see tonight’s show live hosted by John Rooke from Caserta Pizzeria, courtesy of Yurview:
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Here are some Providence news and notes from the week, including a God Shammgod update, Providence’s upcoming visitors, an updated Scout.com 2019 recruit rankings, and more.
God Signs an Extension
God Shammgod left Providence for a job in player development with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks last July. After a successful year in Dallas in which Shammgod has received credit for the improvement of Harrison Barnes, the Mavs locked up the former Friar with a 4-year contract extension. While Barnes’ improvement is noteworthy for the Mavs after they signed him to a 4-year, $94.4 million contract, what may be motivating the Mavericks to keep Shammgod around is Dennis Smith, Jr. Shammgod and Smith have a prior relationship from Smith’s high school days and he is expected to be the point guard of the future after being taken 9th overall in April’s NBA Draft.
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