Friars Links 8.28.11

dave@friarblog —  August 28th, 2011 5:36 AM —  Comments
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Coast 2 Coast Recruiting: 3 Reasons Why Ricardo Ledo Should Sign With the Providence Friars

We got Ledo! Oh wait, not yet. We have to wait another week? Stop messing with us dude. OK, so Ricky Ledo mania will undoubtedly continue for the entire week. All signs are pointing to the Friars.

With the recent signing of top 20 recruit Kris Dunn, Providence will have another potential NBA player on the roster to help him out. No basketball player can get the most out of their ability without the help of a star lead guard…which is exactly what Dunn is. He can penetrate into the lane at ease, score at a high rate, and most importantly, he is a pass-first point guard. What might help Ricardo Ledo the most, however, is that Kris Dunn will help take pressure off of him.

Friar Basketball: Six Quick Hits on a Crazy Week in Friartown

And sometimes at a school like Providence you need the perfect storm to come together.  What were the chances that a pair of basketball prodigies, one a point guard and the other a big man, would both be born in Providence within a year and a half of each other?

Indeed a perfect storm. I hope that means we all don’t end up drowning.

Walter’s Wildcat World: Video: Kentucky Target Shabazz Muhammad Posterizes Nerlens Noel At Boost Mobile Elite

Not bad. Left handed no less, but no way close to Johnny Starks dunking on MJ in the ’93 NBA Playoffs.

I didn’t catch any of that High School All-Star game that Noel played in on ESPNU (I DVR’d it), and there wasn’t much chatter about it on Twitter (I guess the amount of people dealing with the Hurricane is EXPONENTIALLY greater than the people that actually get ESPNU).  However, someone did say this.


Nerlens Noel’s commitment is evidenced by his hair. That flattop takes time, energy and upkeep. That thing is mean.less than a minute ago via TweetCaster for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

YouTube: Marshon Brooks: Nets Trailer

I’m disappointed I wasn’t included in the video of the Draft footage after being the first fan to fist bump him as an NBA player.

Projo: Jim Donaldson: Things are changing in Friartown 

Here’s another thing you can trust about Cooley: He’ll be honest with his recruits.

Some coaches tell prospects only what they want to hear. Cooley tells them what they need to hear.

Trust him, too, to work tirelessly to make his recruits not just better players, but also better young men.

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