Daily Press Feature on Friar Signee Josh Forturne

dave@friarblog —  January 19th, 2012 4:27 PM —  Comments
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Friartown is obviously excited about what Kris Dunn and Ricardo Ledo will bring to the Providence basketball program, but hardly anyone ever talks about the third recruit, Josh Fortune. Will he ever be a Friar on Fire?? Dave Johnson of Virginia’s Daily Press wrote a nice feature on the shooting guard.

Kecoughtan’s Josh Fortune: “A silent weapon”

Fortune is a typical shooter who is capable of scoring in bushels (24 points in the first half for Boo’s team last summer) or hitting a cold stretch. But when he hits that cold stretch, Fortune knows the only way to snap out of it is to keep firing.

His stoke looks like it came straight out of a Ray Allen instructional video. The jumper is his calling card, but Fortune has gotten better at putting the ball on the floor and shooting off the dribble.

“He definitely has NBA range, but I’ve seen his game grow,” said Warwick coach Lamont Strothers, who used to conduct individual workouts with Fortune. “His jump shot has opened the door for everything else, like taking it to the basket with his right or left hand. His jump shot has elevated his game.”

Johnson also goes a little more into the health of Fortune, who missed his last game due to back spasms. However, he is expected to return tomorrow night.

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