PC continues its search for recruits for next season. The Friars lost Ryan Boatright to West Virginia a few days ago so there is another point guard on his way to campus this weekend. Kyan Anderson, a 6-1 guard from Ft. Worth, Tex., is expected to arrive today. Anderson scored 48 points in a game last year for North Crowley High and is regarded as a high-major, scoring point man. He is receiving some Big XII interest, mainly from Oklahoma.
What you need to know: Had F Jamine “Greedy” Peterson not bolted for quick cash in Europe, the Friars could have been a big sleeper. Instead, Keno Davis will once again have to make lemonade out of Marshon Brooks (14.2 ppg), Vincent Council (10.3 ppg) and double-double-in-waiting Bilal Dixon (8.2 ppg) of Jersey City.
Hmm, well I think we all know that Greedy is not gone because he wanted to play Pro in Europe. Unless “quick cash in Europe” is some weird euphemism for inappropriate actions with high school recruits. Does Dell’s make Marshon Brooks lemonade?
The sad part for Friar fans?
Things probably won’t get much better this season. Coach Keno Davis has a lot of work to do, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Providence finished in the basement of the Big East this year.
The sad part for the Bleacher Report? Making an article as a stupid 16 part slideshow.
Providence College will hold its annual Friar Fanfest at Alumni Hall on the Providence College campus on Sunday, October 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free for all Friar fans.
This includes the annual Mal Brown scrimmage at 1:30. I know NotKenoDavis will be on the edge of seat awaiting detailed statistical analysis.
Five practices into the season finds us optimistic for our future success at PC. Our talent is evident in our backcourt as well as our depth in the frontcourt. The question mark for this year’s team is youth and inexperience. (Fortunately, a team’s youth is taken care of by time and great effort on the court.)
Batts will not be expected to replace Peterson on his own, which is actually part of this new identify. A dimension Batts can give PC that they lacked a year ago is size at the power forward spot. Gone are Peterson’s 19 points and 10 rebounds per game, but also gone is a 6’5, 220 pound power forward.
The Friars need to win some games this year so they don’t become the BIG EAST version of Bill Simmons’ Rams / League Doormat joke.