For once, it’s actually a good time to be a Friar fan around the time of the NCAA Tournament! Keno and the Friars just landed a super talented player for the class of 2011 in point guard Naadir Tharpe from Brewster Academy. Don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get used to all these Top-100 players starting to come in!
The thought of a backcourt consisting of Vincent Council, Gerard Coleman, and Naadir Tharpe in two years should get Friar fans very very excited. Kudos once again to Keno Davis and his hardworking staff. We have continually been hearing about them going after the top local players, and it’s absolutely great to see that hard work pay off.
I guess it’s time to start talking about Keno fleeing to the Iowa job! He’s building something here folks.
Here is what everyone is saying:
New England Recruiting Report: Tharpe Big East Bound
One of New England’s brightest stars in the class of 2011, Naadir Tharpe, ended his recruitment on Wednesday night with a verbal commitment to Providence College.
Go Friars: More on Tharpe Commitment
Coleman had UConn, Louisville, Kansas, and others. Tharpe has Boston College and UNLV with Arizona, West Virginia, Indiana, and others involved….Also, don’t discredit these kids’ ability to get other local kids to want to come and play with them. The first few are always the hardest to get when trying to build local inroads.
FriarBasketball.net: Recruiting Bombshell: Naadir Tharpe a Friar
It’s time to celebrate in Providence. For the second year in a row Keno Davis and his staff identified a top 60 talent and landed him, winning what looked like an uphill battle early in the process. For the second year in a row this staff has landed the player I wanted more than any. This is a huge day in Friartown.
Projo Hoops Blog: Naadir Tharpe verbals to PC
“Naadir is a true point guard,” Smith said. “He definitely is a pass-first point guard and has an extremely high basketball IQ.”
Tharpe is rated among the top 100 juniors in the country by most scouting services. He is coach Keno Davis’ first verbal commitment in the Class of 2011.
Recruiting Profile Links
NEPSAC Finals: Brewster vs Winchendon School
Brewster Beats St. Thomas More School in the Semifinals 74-69 to advance to the National Prep Championship against the Northfield Mount Hermon School.
Brewster captured the championship of the New Hampton School Invitational by defeating South Kent, 114-88. It’s Brewster’s third New Hampton Invitational Tournament championship in the past four years. Brewster was led by tournament MVP Naadir Tharpe (Worcester, MA) with 30 points