Analyzing the Flurry of Recent Friar Offers

Over the past week, the Providence Friar staff has been busy with new offers. To our knowledge, the staff have offered the following players recently: Jahmari Hamilton-Brown, George Turkson, Kur Teng, and Enkhiin-Od Michael Sharavjamts. We analyze each of these players individually below and take a holistic view of what these offers mean for the Friars program.

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How Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Will Bring College Basketball Back to The Glory Days

If you haven’t been following the news around college basketball recently, a ruling was passed by the NCAA that allows college athletes to be paid off their name, image, and likeness. Essentially, college athletes can be paid like professionals now (endorsement deals, sponsorships, trademarking, etc.).

While most are focusing on how positive this is for the specific student athlete (which it certainly is, without question), I’ve been thinking more and more about how this ruling is going to bring college basketball to heights it hasn’t reached since the 80’s and 90’s. In my humble opinion, we are about to experience a level of college basketball unlike any I’ve seen since I religiously started following college basketball in the early 2000’s.

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Cooley & Staff Solidify 2022 Class with 2 Foundational Pieces

For a fan base starving for good news on the recruiting front, the Friar fans have certainly been fed this week. On Monday, PC secured a pledge from 4-star guard out of NJ and Long Island Lutheran in Jayden Pierre.

The Friars finished off the week adding 7-foot 260 lb big man Christ Essandoko via his commitment today. The Friars three-man class of 2022 should provide the team with impactful pieces for a few years to come. Quante Berry was the first to pledge to PC, you can check out our write up on him here.

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Kris Dunn Headed to Boston Celtics Apart of Three Team Trade

As some of you may know by following me on Twitter, the Crier is not only a big Friar fan but professionally roots for the Boston Celtics. Well both worlds collided at the end of July, as it was announced that the Boston Celtics would be acquiring Kris Dunn in a three-team trade with the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings.

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LaDontae Henton Returns Home – Former Friar Great Now a Special Assistant

While Shammgod may have accidentally spoiled the surprise, it became official last week that LaDontae Henton would in fact return to Friartown to join the coaching staff.

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Friars Land 2022 Guard Quante Berry – Analyzing The Player and Impact to Friar Program

Quante Berry, the 2022 combo guard from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, earlier this week chose to commit to the Providence Friars over a slew of top tier programs. Berry is the first commit of the 2022 class (we’ll ignore a certain previous 2022 commitment that spurned the Friar fanbase).

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Friars Add Canadian guard Matteus Case

It turns out the Friars will in fact use their last open scholarship for this year after all. Canadian guard Matteus Case announced on his Instagram page that he would be transferring to Providence College for the upcoming season. It was a tweet that surprised many Friar fans, as it wasn’t reported that Case was on PC’s radar since entering the portal two weeks ago.

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Friar Friday’s: Justin Minaya Commits to Providence, Jayden Epps Stock Skyrocketing, and New 2022 Offers

In case you missed it:

Justin Minaya Commitment Impact

2021 Transfer Article, Version 6 –

2022 Recruiting Primer

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Friars Add South Carolina Transfer Justin Minaya – His Impact to the Program

Friar fans received surprising news on Monday night, when it was announced South Carolina forward Justin Minaya would be transferring to the Friars. Minaya is a 6-6 hybrid forward that spots up from 3 and has is known as a good defender and rebounder. Minaya averaged 7 ppg and 6.3 rpg for the Gamecocks last season. Minaya has multiple years of eligibility remaining.

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