This certainly has been an eventful few weeks involving quick re-verbals, players officially leaving, and one seemingly transferring only to remain a Friar 24 hours later like Bryce Cotton.
According to Kevin McNamara of the Projo, Cotton is staying.
“I am fully committed to our basketball program and I am excited about the direction the program is headed in. I am looking forward to continuing my education and graduating from Providence College,” Cotton said in a statement released by the school.
Hours before this was posted, Cotton’s mentor Chad Groth (who broke the news originally that Cotton asked for his release) was still painting PC and Ed Cooley in a bad light. Sounds like Groth is indicating that Cooley is holding Cotton hostage, but it’s hard to tell what his motives are at this point.
Here were some of his his latest tweets.
“If a player don’t want to play for a coach, RELEASE HIM don’t hold him back and try to convince him otherwise.”
“COLLEGE PLAYERS: Never play for a coach that doesn’t recruit you.”
“Providence basketball has a lot of drama.”
One thing he is right about though, is that there is a lot of drama around Providence College basketball.