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.Continue reading “Kris Dunn Headed to Boston Celtics Apart of Three Team Trade”
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.Continue reading “LaDontae Henton Returns Home – Former Friar Great Now a Special Assistant”
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).Continue reading “Friars Land 2022 Guard Quante Berry – Analyzing The Player and Impact to Friar Program”
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.Continue reading “Friars Add Canadian guard Matteus Case”
In case you missed it:
Justin Minaya Commitment Impact
2021 Transfer Article, Version 6 –
2022 Recruiting PrimerContinue reading “Friar Friday’s: Justin Minaya Commits to Providence, Jayden Epps Stock Skyrocketing, and New 2022 Offers”
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.Continue reading “Friars Add South Carolina Transfer Justin Minaya – His Impact to the Program”
We have written several articles already on the importance of the 2022 recruiting class. You can find those below, as they serve as a good barometer for where PC stands with the 2022 class.
2022 High School Recruiting Primer: https://theprovidencecrier.com/2020/12/14/2022-recruiting-primer-providence-friars/
Offer We’d Like to See: PG Ben Roy: https://theprovidencecrier.com/2021/03/08/2022-recruit-of-interest-new-jersey-point-guard-ben-roy/#more-3376
Recruiting and a Comparison to the Rest of the Big East: https://theprovidencecrier.com/2021/01/15/providence-recruiting-a-comparative-analysis-to-the-rest-of-the-big-east/#more-3000
2022 PG Jayden Epps Commits to PC: https://theprovidencecrier.com/2021/03/29/providence-wins-the-epps-sweepstakes-jayden-epps-picks-the-friars/
In this article, we focus on a different aspect of recruiting that has become more prominent in recent years: the transfer market.
We’ve landed two transfers during this offseason, written about extensively below:
Justin Minaya Transfers to PC: https://theprovidencecrier.com/2021/04/28/friars-add-south-carolina-transfer-justin-minaya/
Al Durham Transfers to PC: https://theprovidencecrier.com/2021/03/30/friars-strike-again-ius-aljami-durham-to-transfer-to-pc/#more-3533
The transfer portal has become the Wild Wild West, and this year it’s only going to be crazier with the “free year” due to COVID. Let’s take a look at who PC has reached out to and their status with the recruit.
4/28 Update: The Friars have landed Al Durham and Justin Minaya at the guard position, while losing Monroe, Gantt, Davis, and Nichols to transfer. David Duke Jr. has also declared for the NBA and signed an agent.
With all of these moving pieces, we’d expect Providence to pursue the following (listed in terms of importance, in our opinion): 1. A big with multiple years of eligibility to provide depth this year and be a potential starter the subsequent year. 2. A 3 and D wing. 3. A point guard to be the successor of Bynum/Breed/Durham.Continue reading “PC 2021 Recruiting Primer – Transfer Edition (6th Version – Updated April 28th)”
In case you missed it:Continue reading “Friar Friday’s: Awaiting Roster Finalization”
In the Summer of 2020, we made some bold predictions on the upcoming 2020-2021 basketball season. See here: https://theprovidencecrier.com/2020/07/01/bold-predictions-2020-2021-providence-friars/#more-2241
We analyze below where our predictions hit the mark and where we were terribly off. Let’s just say I was a more accurate prognosticator than the Crier himself.Continue reading “Revisiting 2020-2021 Bold Predictions”