Month: July 2013

Cooley Continues to Prove He’s One of the Top Recruiters in the Country

Ed Cooley is flat out getting after it on the recruiting trail this summer. The Friars already got a commitment from Jalen Lindsey, a Tennessee native who’s ranked 32nd in the ESPN100 for the class of 2014.

Lindsey’s commitment seemed to be a good sign of things to come and it’s certainly looking that way. On Thursday night, Providence was listed in Abdul-Malik Abu (ranked 44th) and Jared Terrell’s (ranked 76th) top 10 schools, potentially setting up the current Expressions Elite tandem to continue their dominance in Providence uniforms.

The good news in Friartown kept coming last night when point guard Kaleb Joseph (ranked 51st) announced that Providence is in his final three schools, alongside Syracuse and West Virginia.

With Providence also listed as one of the favorites to land 7’1″ center Paschal Chukwu (ranked 58th), the big question is: will there be a fab five of Joseph, Terrell, Lindsey, Abu, and Chukwu coming to Providence? It may be a long shot but it’s a definite possibility thanks to Cooley.

Friars Land Top Recruit Jalen Lindsey

Top Friar recruit Jalen Lindsey announced yesterday that he has committed to Providence College.

The number 32 ranked prospect by ESPN, who is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, chose Providence over Tennessee, Memphis, and Mississippi State.

Lindsey, who is an athletic 6-foot-7 small forward, has Rhode Island connections, as his father was born and raised here and much of his family resides here.

It had been well known that Cooley and PC had been pursuing him the hardest and it finally paid off.

With the Friars landing Lindsey, that should make PC that much more attractive for other top Friar recruits.

•Other Notes

Ricky Ledo made his NBA Summer League debut this past week. In his debut, Ledo was an efficient 4-of-5 shooting, compiling nine points in 22 minutes off the bench.

Council Makes NBA Summer League Debut

Former Friar standout point guard Vincent Council made his NBA Summer League debut with the Miami Heat Sunday afternoon.

In a 69-59 loss to the Utah Jazz, Council logged 15 minutes off the bench, contributing with four points, four rebounds, and two assists.

Council is coming off of an outstanding four year career with the Friars, becoming the Big East’s all-time assist leader in his senior season, while leading his team to the quarterfinals of the NIT.

Council and Miami will be back in action against the Brooklyn Nets at 5pm tomorrow in day two of the NBA Summer League.

•Other Notes

Michael Carter-Williams, formerly of Syracuse, filled the stat sheet on Sunday playing in his first NBA Summer League game with the 76ers, scoring a game-high 26 points, while pulling down seven rebounds and dishing out eight assists.

Former UConn project Andre Drummond, who is gearing up for his second season in the NBA, also turned heads in his first 2013 Summer League game on Sunday. The Center scored 12 points, while collecting 16 rebounds, blocking six shots, and recording five steals.