"(Coach Miller and staff have) helped me become a more complete player on both sides of the ball .... They’ve instilled confidence in me to be able to rally the guys together when things aren’t going well."
A proud University of Rhode Island basketball alum who broadened his post-Kingston horizons by stamping his passport all over the world, now calls the gym of the all-girls Catholic school in East Providence his winter home.
The annual intrastate rivalry returns to the Ryan Center as Providence College and The University of Rhode Island ready for battle on Saturday, December 3rd at 5:00pm.
(It was) an opportunity for us as a team to grow and connect, not just on the floor but off the floor. Be around each other more ... get a feel about aspects of guys that you may not have known before.
From preferred walk-on status to earning a scholarship, they don’t make success stories any sweeter or more satisfying than Malik Gavek’s.
What’s transpired are expected growing pains and hard lessons. Jagged inconsistent play at both ends of the floor. Some head scratching decisions. Occasional bright spots.
When whispers became reality in late March, URI Rams fans couldn’t help but gaze ahead to November when the Archie Miller era in Kingston would formally begin ... It’s here.
His vision of creating a more efficient way of learning was officially launched on the first day of September. Two months later, Leonard can only smile due to the significant traction gained through the creation of Caktus.
Tune in this season for all the excitement of University of Rhode Island Men's and Women's Basketball. You can watch the games on YurView New England (Cox channel 4).
"Each (A-10 Head Coach) offered unique perspective and affect which got me to thinking, “What word sums up how I perceive each of these guys in this moment?"