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Look at that form. Next year. *Deep breath*.
Hassan Martin, 2013 forward, has Providence in his final 3 according to his AAU coach. Iowa State was nixed apparently. He is visiting URI this weekend, but not sure why he wouldn’t also hit up PC. Lots of recruiting battles going on between Cooley and Hurley! They both are also in the mix for 2013 guard E.C. Matthews.
Martin is a 6-7, 190-pound power forward from Curtis on Staten Island who visited Rhode Island unofficially in June.
“I think he’s down to Rhode Island, Providence and St. Joe’s,” said Chris Alesi, Martin’s AAU coach with New Heights.
Alesi said “he’s going to be a kid that has a chance to be a high-impact player depending on where he goes. He’s got the potential to be a wing down the road. He’s skinny but real, real athletic. He’s a real big-time athlete.”
Sigh. The buzz would have been great with all the preseason awards, even though they don’t really mean much in the end. I still think Dunn will end up in the Top 5 at the end of the year, even if he has to shake off the rust for the first few games.
This year, the Big East will bring in a bumper crop of highly-regarded freshmen. Ricardo Ledo would have been the likely preseason pick for Rookie of the Year, but the NCAA has ruled the Providence freshman ineligible for this season. Likewise, Providence freshman Kris Dunn has an injured shoulder and is out until at least December. Other freshmen who were considered, but didn’t quite make the Top 5 include Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiano, Cincinnati’s Shaquille Thomas and Marquette’s Steve Taylor.
I would have made him go left!
ESPN College Nation Blog: TV gig helped CMU’s Keno Davis evolve
On offense, Davis said, they’ll move players around the court so they’re difficult to defend.
“We’re going to get up and down, we’re going to run,” Davis said. “We’re going to be tough for defenses to prepare against, because we’re going to spread the court. … We’ve got to be able to be a tough team defensively.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, let me try to collect myself. HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Shifting gears to 2014, here is a full game with Abdul Malik-Abu playing in it from July 14th. He’s number #0 on Expressions Elite Roster (White jerseys)
South Orange Juice: Aquille Carr May Avoid Charges, Lacing Up At The Hall In Question
Well I guess 1/2 of the Kiwi Gardner / Aquille Carr party might be able to play in the BIG EAST afterall.
It is important to note that the charges have not been dropped yet, nor has the program been completed — some media outlets with clout can’t seem to grasp this concept. The entire situation hinges upon the ability of Carr to complete the 22-week period of weekly sessions which approximately last ninety minutes. If Carr fails to complete this seemingly arduous program, the prosecution has the option of reinstating the charges.
Came across a URI blog today called Rhody Hoops Nation. Check them out. I forsee a nice blogger Q&A opportunity for our annual games. In the post about E.C Matthews, it mentions all the schools involved, “including the hated PC”. Oh it’s on!