The battles on the court between Providence and URI have always been tough, and now it looks like Ed Cooley is going to have his hands full on the recruiting trail against Dan Hurley. Hurley and the Rams just picked up a big commitment from a Top 100 shooting guard in E.C. Matthews from Michigan.
PC staff was in Michigan to see Matthews on the first day of the contact period a few weeks ago, although it was not clear of there was ever an offer extended.
Hurley and Cooley are also two of three finalists for 2013 forward Hassan Martin. Be sure to check out the 2013 Recruiting Board for the Friars now that Matthews is off the board.
Oh, and thanks E.C. Matthews for retweeting my “crap” reaction to the news. Way to rub it in, dude.