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Well, this is escalating quickly.

Florida, UConn, Miami, St. John’s, UCLA, Xavier — you have been kicked off of the Jared Terrell island. Sorry St. John’s, UCLA, Iowa State, Miami, Kentucky and Kansas State, but you have been fired from Abdul Malik Abu’s boardroom. Late last night (why does all of this recent recruiting news happen late at night?) their AAU coach Ty Boswell announced that the two 2014 prospects each cut their list to 4. The one little school that is on both of their lists? Yep, that would be Providence College.

Adding even more fuel to the incredible buzz around Friartown is the fact that both of these players will be at Providence this weekend for Ed Cooley’s Elite Camp. Several big recruiting targets will be attending the second annual Elite Camp hosted by Cooley and staff, but all eyes will be on Terrell and Abu. There have been previous rumors suggesting the two could be a package deal. Given the speed that everything has happened at thus far, and the general awesomeness of Ed Cooley, nothing would surprise me at this point. The event on Saturday already makes for a great day in Friartown. Who is down for something epic?

UPDATE: is reporting that Terrell and Abu will be announcing their decision together at a press conference in September. Oh man.

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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Big prospects from the class of 2014, power forward Abdul Malik Abu and shooting guard Jared Terrell, have had numerous suitors over the past year plus. During the busy recruiting periods, it seemed like they would both pick up offers from the top schools around the country every other day. Ed Cooley and his staff have been on both of these young men from the very start, and it has definitely paid off.

Tonight, each recruit announced their top 10 list of schools, with the Providence Friars making the cut in both cases. It has been rumored for quite some time that the Massachusetts natives and Expressions Elite (AAU) teammates would be a package deal, creating a fantastic inside / out combo for any recruiting class.

Here are their lists of schools (via @HoopdreamsMag)

Abdul Malik Abu

NC State


Kansas State



Iowa State




St John’s

Jared Terrell







St Johns




Interestingly enough, the only teams involved from the New Big East are the Friars, St. John’s, and Xavier (for Terrell only).

UPDATE: Adam Zagoria tweeted that Jared Terrell is not going afterall.

Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith tweeted tonight that 2014 guard Jared Terrell will be attending Providence’s Late Night Madness. He is ranked #31 in Rivals, and #48 in ESPN in the 2014 rankings. The 6-3 guard has a boatload of offers so far, including Boston College, Cincinnati, UConn, DePaul, Iowa State, UMass, Miami, URI, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure, St. John’s, Temple and Virginia Tech.

Terrell visited Providence on June 28th, 2012 along with his AAU teammate Abdul Malik-Abu. Could he be next to join the ever growing list of visitors?

If you are scoring at home, the visitor list is as follows:


Brandon Austin

Ron Patterson


Kahari Beaufort

Jared Terrell


Jarred Reuter

Aaron Falzon

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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Friartown News and Notes 10.8.12

dave@friarblog —  October 8th, 2012 9:24 PM —  Comments

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

picture @PCAthletics Tweet

While you were sleeping early Sunday morning in preperation of an NFL Sunday, the Friar basketball players were SWIMMING as part of “The Program” workout sessions.


notes The Friartown Twitterverse was in a little bit of a frenzy after 2014 guard Kahari Beaufort (who is attending Late Night Madness on Friday) went on a tweeting spree about how excited he was about LNM and PC in general. He tweeted at Coach Cooley, said he was wearing Friars gear, retweeted EVERY Friar fan who gave him love, and even talked about big news coming up. It sounds like he is definitely interested in Providence, but let’s temper the enthusiasm a bit until there is an official decision. Based on some things I was told, let’s just say his Twitter follower count could be a big factor here.

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Zags on Cooley Going After Abu and Terrell

Jared Terrell, a 6-3 guard in the 2014 class who holds an offer from Providence, showcased his skills in this past weekend’s National Prep Showcase. According to, Terrell also received offers from Virginia Tech, St. John’s, and NC State after the game.

*Steve Lavin (St.Johns head coach), Ed Cooley (Providence Head coach), Dave Telep (Espn), Evan Daniel ( were all on hand and seemed very impressed with Terrell’s play.

*Terrel already held an offer from Providence but new head coach Ed Cooley was in the building and also made it clear that he himself also wants Jared to be a Friar.

Terrell was reportedly supposed to attend Providence’s Late Night Madness, but he ended up at UConn instead. Last month, he listed UConn, Cincinnati, Miami, Boston College, Rutgers, Providence, DePaul, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona & Baylor as his schools.