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What’s Up Friartown!? @UndercoverFriar has become a part of Friarblog and will be providing recruiting updates and analysis in columns posted to Friarblog intermittently. I intend to provide Friarblog readers with in depth recruiting information and analysis. Hope you enjoy! Go Friars!

2014 Recruiting: Tracking the “Friar Five”

Since Coach Ed Cooley’s arrival at Providence College, the excitement regarding recruiting has risen to a level never before seen in Friartown. From Ladontae Henton shortly after his hire to a top ten class in Kris Dunn, Ricardo Ledo, and Josh Fortune to this year’s recruiting class of Brandon Austin and Rajay Bullock in addition to transfers Carson Desrosiers and Tyler Harris, Ed Cooley has certainly left an impression on the world of recruiting. With that being said, avid followers of Friar basketball recruiting have looked forward to the 2014 recruiting class as where Ed Cooley could leave an even bigger mark. Given the inroads Coach Cooley made early on with 2014 recruits and the number of available scholarships (five), the 2014 recruiting class had the makings of a great one from the start.

By now most Friar fans know the potential “Friar Five” consists of 2014 recruits F Jalen Lindsey, G Jared Terrell, G Kaleb Joseph, C Paschal Chukwu, and F Abdul-Malik Abu. Coach Cooley along with associate head coach Andre Lafleur and assistant coach Bob Simon have been hard at work on the recruiting trail for a long time for each of these prospects. Each of these recruits is a consensus top 100 player nationally and has had many other schools hard after him as well. Friar fans have anxiously been waiting for lists to be trimmed and interviews to be recorded mentioning Providence as a likely destination for any of these recruits. Any combination of these five prospects would make for a great recruiting class, but the “Friar Five” or anything remotely close to it would be an incredible statement for the state of Providence College basketball and it could very well happen. Let’s take an in depth look at the recruitment of each of these players and where it stands in regards to lists and decision timelines. While four of these 2014 prospects are still deep into their recruitment, one prospect has made a decision and decided to take his talents to Friartown, forward Jalen Lindsey.

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Friartown News and Notes 10.9.12

dave@friarblog —  October 9th, 2012 10:26 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place

picture Jamel Thomas Tweet

Raising the little one right!


notes There will be a Media Interview Session with Ed Cooley and basketball team tomorrow afternoon at 4PM in the Concannon Fitness Center. The press release says it’s a chance for the media to get interviews and pictures. If only I wasn’t in New York! Hopefully Kevin McNamara, Brendan McGair, and the GoLocalProv gang (you know, the actual media around these parts) can get some good tidbits about the upcoming season.

youtube YouTube: Late Night Madness 2012 Sneak Peek


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The Friar Daily 9.14.12

dave@friarblog —  September 14th, 2012 9:21 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place

picture Marshon in Russia

Marshon had a successful week in Russia, meeting Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, dealing with Russian vodka, and spending some time teaching young Euros how to play the basketball. This picture really makes me want to play Tetris. Original Gameboy Tetris was where it was at.


(Photo by ESPN)

link ESPN New York: Brooks’ goal: Sixth Man Award

Our boy Marshon is all growns up. Creating opportunities!?!

“I feel like the sixth man is a much more important role these days. It’s used a lot of different,” Brooks said. “I wouldn’t say there’s anything wrong with the Thunder’s perspective. I think with James Harden coming off the bench, they could run their offense through him — and that’s what I can do. I’m just going to provide that spark for the team in any way possible. I’m going to look to create opportunities for my teammates as well as score the ball.”

link Newsday: MarShon Brooks opens up about dealing with trade rumors

I’m glad the Nets were able to keep him, as I enjoy the ability to throw on YES on any given night with the chance to catch Marshon in action.

“It was tough,” Brooks told Newsday on Thursday in a conversation from Moscow, Russia, where he’s participating in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. “It was my first time going through that, my first time going through trade rumors. But at the end of the day, I looked at myself in the mirror and I said, ‘We are talking about Dwight Howard right now, so get out your feelings, young man.’
“Dwight Howard is Dwight Howard, so I got over it as time went on. But it was tough at first, seeing my name in so many different trade rumors. But I got over it. It’s a business. This is what I signed up for, so this is what I get.”

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The Friar Daily 9.12.12

dave@friarblog —  September 12th, 2012 9:57 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place.

picture phillyfriar Instagram

Some Friar promotion at TF Green Airport.


linkYahoo!: Notre Dame’s move to ACC didn’t make losers out of Big East, Big Ten and BYU

Dan Wetzel makes some fine points regarding what Notre Dame leaving could do to the BIG EAST — Except trusting that ACC commish John Swofford is telling the truth saying they will not add a 16th team.

Seriously, it was. No, losing Notre Dame in basketball and other sports isn’t a plus. And yes, it will likely lower the amount of money the Big East can demand in its current television negotiations, but only a little. TV money is about football first and Notre Dame wasn’t in the football league. As for basketball, the Irish program is fine, but hardly a big national draw that drove up hoops revenue.

More coverage: GoLocalProv, Providence Journal, ESPN, NBC College Basketball Talk

notes Hey Xavier, what’s up? That Atlantic 10, it just doesn’t treat you right. The way you deserve. I can see it in your eyes. We should hang out sometime. Don’t worry, I won’t let you near Cincinnati right away.

link Statement From Athletics Director Bob Driscoll

I hope you know what you are doing, Mike Aresco.

“While we are disappointed by today’s news of Notre Dame leaving the BIG EAST Conference, we understand that conference realignment is part of today’s collegiate landscape. We have been through this scenario in the past, and came out strong. With the outstanding leadership in the conference office led by Commissioner Mike Aresco, the BIG EAST Conference will continue to be one of the premier athletic conferences in the nation.”

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The Friar Daily 9.10.12

dave@friarblog —  September 10th, 2012 8:45 PM —  Comments

All the notable news, links, pictures, and video in and around Friartown and college basketball all in one digestible, tasty place.

picture @rpwhalen Tweet


notes Lot’s of recruiting action today as the September contact period is kicked off. You can scratch off Brandon Austin off the list, as Adam Zagoria tweeted that he was no longer considering PC. The Providence coaching staff was hard at work all over the country. Kevin McNamara reported that some staff were in Michigan to see 2014 shooting guard E.C. Matthews (ESPN #85, Rivals #92). The Putnam Science Academy (where Dayshon Smith plays) Twitter account also mentioned that someone from Providence was there to see their 4 on 4 scrimmage action. Ed Cooley? He’s in Nashville, Tennessee trying to reel in a highly touted recruit.

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