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Friartown News and Notes 10.1.12

dave@friarblog —  October 1st, 2012 9:26 PM —  Comments

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

October, and the month where practice officially kicks off is finally here. September is gone, and so is the “Friar Daily” name. Welcome to Friartown News and Notes. Do you have a cool pic with you and your Friar gear, or anything PC basketball related? Email it to friarblog@gmail.com and get it featured here!

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The Brooklyn Nets had their Media Day today, and I came across this image of Marshon. Can you blame him for posing like this? It’s the only tactic Keno Davis taught him on defense in three years, and must be hard habit to break. It’s called the scarecrow!

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notes Rodney Bullock tweeted this weekend that he had an “amazing” time at his visit. Good work Mr. Fortune. I never saw anything official online saying there was an offer out, but Bullock did confirm to me that he holds an offer from Providence.

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The Friar Daily 9.28.12

dave@friarblog —  September 28th, 2012 9:12 PM —  Comments

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picture Carson Desrosiers Tweet

The boys are looking sharp in the official team photo. What I would give to have all 13 of these guys play this season. Come on, Kris Dunn’s shoulder looks FINE. Get him out on the court! Man, Carson Desrosiers is tall. He should also be proud because he is also the tannest white dude, as an astute person tweets.

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notes Rodney Bullock was on his official visit today. According to Steve Hartnett on Twitter, assistant coach Andre LaFleur was the lead recruiter. Of course it had to be a crappy rainy day.

notes 2013 Combo guard Rene Castro was rumored to visit campus this afternoon for an unofficial. Castro, who plays at Worcester Academy, has seen his stock fall over the last year after seeing big interest from such teams as Pitt this past spring. I’ve heard George Washington is one of the leaders, and he has a lot of offers from other A-10 schools. Providence has not offered as of yet from what I understand.

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The Friar Daily 9.25.12

dave@friarblog —  September 25th, 2012 7:53 PM —  Comments

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

picture Deron Williams Instagram

Deron Williams said he was enjoying some popcorn out of “Rook” Marshon Brooks’ car with Reggie Evans. I guess since they technically haven’t started the season yet, Marshon is still considered a rookie? That’s rough. If that was kettle corn though, I would actually be pretty siked to find that in my car. Mmm, salty and sweet. I don’t know if I would be eating it with my shirt off though.

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youtube YouTube: Bryce Cotton Ready for 2012 Season

And I am ready for ICE Cotton. We need to get Cox Sports on board with this. Remember when Cotton almost transferred this offseason? That sucked. Cooley keeping him on board was just as good as adding a good recruit IMO.

notes New England Hoops News reported that Florida State is the latest school to offer both Jared Terrell and Abdul-Malik Abu. They don’t know if the two 2014 big prospects are a package deal quite yet, but there are over 10 schools that have offers out to both. PC is one of the schools in hot pursuit, and they have already been on campus for visits.

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The Friar Daily 9.24.12

dave@friarblog —  September 24th, 2012 6:46 PM —  Comments

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picture Lisa Hashway Tweet

The Friar was spotted on campus today. I know he’s been around for a while, but does he have any eligibility left? We need a live body for the 1st semester. Hit up one Ed Cooley’s workouts, Friar Mascot!

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notes What URI did this weekend landing E.C. Matthews and Hassan Martin was great and all, but I think we need to dial it down on the whole Cooley vs. Hurley thing. Matthews is a great get, and URI is giving him the opportunity to play point guard. We have that Kris Dunn guy, remember? Hassan Martin seems like a solid forward, but with Harris and Desrosiers on board for next year, where would he fit in right away? Let’s face it, the Friars have not been winning much for a long time, so it’s going to be tough convincing some of these guys to be role players from the start. Cooley can sell his vision and himself, which is certainly a factor, but the W’s need to come at some point. I have faith that Ed Cooley will fill in the 2013 class with good pieces, setting up for a really big season. That being said, the PC / URI game in Kingston next year is going to be amazing.

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The Friar Daily 9.21.12

dave@friarblog —  September 21st, 2012 9:53 PM —  Comments

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picture Kevin Love Instagram

Look at our Doris, hanging out with Kevin Love and Magic.

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link Rant Sports: Big East Player to Watch: LaDontae Henton (Providence)

Ryan Gomes freshman year: 13.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg
LaDontae Henton freshman year: 14.4 ppg, 8.6 rpg

Ryan Gomes sophomore year: 18.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg
LaDontae Henton sophomore year: ???

And remember, Henton is already a surprisingly good three point shooter. Ryan Gomes didn’t make a three until his All-American junior year!

Henton also has a nose for the ball. Especially on the glass, he simply knows where to be, a skill that cannot be taught. The fact that he is the Big East’s No. 3 returning rebounder can at least partially be attributed to his understanding of location — the rest, obviously, to his ability to gain position.

And then there’s his smoothness and versatility on offense. Whether he’s down low, on the go, or pulling up from mid-range or deep, Henton is a threat to score. He can even make things happen with the ball in his hands in transition. With his size and versatility, Henton will be the benefactor of many a mismatch. And that trend will only become more prevalent in his game as he hones his already impressive skill set.

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The Friar Daily 9.19.12

dave@friarblog —  September 19th, 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 Brice Kofane Instagram

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So Kofane said that this was Ricky Ledo in the Instagram post, but it doesn’t really look like him. Plus, he’s wearing Ted Bancroft’s jersey. WTF? Who is this Friar?

link The Indianapolis Star: Update on former Broad Ripple guard Ron Patterson

Lots of competition for this 2013 guard who excels on the defensive end. If he was planning on playing at Indiana, somewhere like PC seems incredibly different, but we got the Cool Hand.

“I would say he’s shot the ball a lot better than I anticipated,” Smith said. “Everybody knew he was athletic, but his shot from the perimeter has been consistent. I’d like to see him improve his ballhandling, but that’s something we can work on.”

Smith said Villanova offered Patterson a scholarship on Tuesday night. Florida State, Providence, SMU and Xavier have also offered. His family had in-home visit with Xavier on Monday and will have in-home visits this week with Providence (Wednesday) and Florida State (Thursday). SMU coach Larry Brown will be on campus Wednesday to meet with Patterson.

“Some schools are asking if he plans to sign in the fall or spring, Smith said. “That’s something he’ll have to talk about with his family.”

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NBA.com Feature on Marshon Brooks

The Friar Daily 9.17.12

dave@friarblog —  September 17th, 2012 9:15 PM —  Comments

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picture Kadeem Batts Instagram

I’m not sure what the team was doing this weekend to get all spruced up together, but this picture is pretty awesome. Council with the three-point… monocle?  Check out Ricky back there (he’s still here!!). Ice Cotton looks like the assassin he is out on the court when his three is falling.

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youtube YouTube: Abdul Malik Abu Workout

Abdul Malik Abu has to be near the top of the list for highly ranked yet attainable 2014 targets for Ed Cooley and the Friars. Cooley made a trip up to Boston last week to see the talented forward. What did he see? Probably something like this – Here is a workout video of him from Hoop Dreams Magazine. I prefer the Shake Weight to hone all of my general physical skills, but this seems like a perfectly fine workout for basketball reasons.

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The Friar Daily 9.14.12

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

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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.

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(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 9.10.12

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

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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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