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Jyare Davis

Friars Commit Jyare Davis – Past, Present, and Future

Providence landed their second commitment in the class of 2020 earlier this week when Sanford (DE) High School forward Jyare Davis made a verbal commitment to Ed Cooley. Davis was once one of the most celebrated underclassmen in the northeast. He played on his high school team as an 8th grader, was selected for the...
Ed Cooley

2021 Local Recruiting Options Who May Be On Ed Cooley’s Mind

As the Friars unexpectedly challenging season continues into its second month, there has been lots of talk about the root of the problems and answers that the recruiting trail might present for next season. Part of being a college basketball coach though is managing short and long-term planning. In other words, while Ed Cooley and...
David Duke

Providence’s Persistent Point Guard Problem

  Providence's struggles to start the season can't be traced back to any one specific problem. There are clearly a variety of overlapping and compounding issues currently plaguing the Friars as they've now lost four of their last five. One consistent theme though, that first originated last season and has continued to hinder Ed Cooley's club...
David Duke

Challenges Friars Face in the Wooden Legacy

The Providence College men's basketball program is headed to Anaheim, California this week for Thanksgiving where they'll take part in the Wooden Legacy. The Friars will play three games in eight days with the hope being that the experience will help to bond a team that has had their fair share of struggles to start...
National Prep Showcase

2019 National Prep Showcase Preview

The National Prep Showcase, widely considered to be the nation's premier prep school event of the regular season, returns to New Haven, Connecticut and Albertus Magnus College this weekend. The field features top prep programs from around the country, all of whom are beginning their journey to contend for the 2020 national prep championship. The event...
Alyn Breed

PC Recruiting – 3 Questions Coming out of Early Signing

There were high hopes for the Providence College 2020 recruiting class after Ed Cooley and his staff made early headway with a variety of nationally ranked prospects including Lance Ware, Earl Timberlake, Hunter Dickinson, A.J. Hoggard, Xavier Foster, and Niels Lane among others. Unfortunately, with the early signing period set to wrap-up on Wednesday, it...
Luwane Pipkins

New Faces To Know In Friartown

When you return ten players from last year's team, including all five starters, the emphasis heading into the season is rightfully on all the pieces returning to Friartown. Nonetheless, there are still five new faces on this year's Providence roster for fans to familiarize themselves with, including two freshman and a trio of transfers, two...
Providence Friars basketball recruiting

Friar Recruiting Update: Changes Coming for the Backcourt

The beginning of the off-season has been met with some quick changes to the Providence College basketball roster, especially in the backcourt. It began with Drew Edwards' decision to transfer, which wasn't totally unexpected given that he's immediately eligible at another institution as a graduate transfer and played relatively limited, yet consistent, rotation minutes. Improving their...
Tomas Murphy Northeastern Huskies

Northeastern’s Tomas Murphy Dances His Way Into a Family Legacy

When Tomas Murphy takes the court on Thursday afternoon with his Northeastern teammates against Kansas, it will be an indication that all is going according to plan for the sophomore forward. Kansas, a blueblood program ranked 4th overall in the Midwest region despite a subpar year by their own standards, is the type of program...
2019 NCAA Tournament New England prep players

New England Prep Players to Watch in the NCAA Tournament

If you're a New England basketball fan getting ready to call out sick Thursday and/or Friday for the NCAA tournament, here's all you need to know about where former local prep products can be seen during the big dance. Tuesday, March 19th 6:40pm - Prairie View A&M vs. Fairleigh Dickinson St. Andrew's alum Chancellor Ellis has seen...