A couple weeks after cutting his list down to 8, 2018 Noah Locke has set his five official visits. Locke will take a trip to Ohio State next week on Tuesday to kick things off followed by a visit to Providence on August 31st. The other three visits will be to Xavier on September 9th, Michigan on September 16th and Florida on September 30th. Zagsblog.com first reported the scheduled visits.
Providence hosted 2017 Daniel Mading last week from Wednesday through Friday for an official visit. Mading is a one-time Arizona State commit who re-opened his recruitment in June of 2016. Providence was one of the first schools to contact him after that and the Friars hosted him for his first of five available official visits last week. Mading is also scheduled to take an official visit to Texas Tech this upcoming weekend. Mading’s AAU coach and trainer, Brandon Howell, told pcbb1917.com that “Daniel had a great visit to Providence College.”
Providence has been mentioned with some 2017 guard prospects over the last couple of weeks and now the Friars are reportedly hosting a 2017 big man for an official visit this week. Just after 7pm on Monday night, Russ Wood of Rivals.com reported that Daniel Mading will take an official visit to Providence from February 1st through February 3rd. Wood also reported that Mading plans to take an official visit to Texas Tech from February 11th through February 13th.
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Providence may be officially out of scholarships at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped Ed Cooley and his staff from chasing players. Last week the Friars got a commitment from 2016 Alpha Diallo and that put Providence at 13 scholarships — the maximum allowed — for next season. However, Ben Bentil’s future remains up in the air as he tests the NBA waters and transfers are rampant in college basketball. One of the best available big men left in the class of 2016 is Canadian Kalif Young and Young’s father told Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com that Kalif plans to visit Providence for the weekend of May 14th and then make decision soon after that.
This past weekend marked the kickoff for all three shoe-sponsored leagues and Providence had coaches at all of three of those events, while also monitoring some events that aren’t run by the sneaker companies. I was between the Nike EYBL session in Brooklyn and the Under Armour Association in lower Manhattan. Joining me going between these events all weekend was Associate Head Coach Andre LaFleur. Brian Blaney was in Dallas for the adidas Gauntlet series’ opening event, while Jeff Battle was spotted in Staten Island at the Elevate Hoops event. Ed Cooley wasn’t on the road this weekend as he was back on campus hosting a pair of transfer targets. More on that later.
- ICYMI – Who Is The Next Providence Recruit to Blow Up On The National Stage?
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- Zagsblog.com – Adam Zagoria – 2016 Power Forward Kevin Marfo Announcing Friday
- HoopSeen.com – Corey Evans – Big East Freshman Spotlight: Marquette and Providence
- The Setonian – Sean Saint Jacques – Around the Big East: It’s showtime for Kris Dunn
- Cox Hub – Mike Logan – Friars Hockey Looking to Continue Success Against Miami (OH)
- SBNCollegeHockey.com – Jeff Cox – Parisi Leads Friars’ Attempt at a Repeat