It was announced today that Friar alum Kris Dunn would sign a two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth $10 million with the second season being a player option. Dunn had been with the Chicago Bulls the past 3 seasons after being apart of the Jimmy Butler trade that sent him to Minnesota. Dunn was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 5th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Continue reading “Kris Dunn Update: Signs 2-Year Deal With Hawks”
While awaiting the 2020 NBA Draft to finally (literally) start, thought I could get a quick piece out for you all. Ed Cooley had his radio show this evening and while I did not listen, I heard Cooley was really impressed with Kris Monroe. The Friars 2019 recruiting class was headlined by David Duke Jr and AJ Reeves and for good reason but Monroe and Jimmy Nichols rounded out the 4-man class. Two years in we have seen what Duke and Reeves can do, we even saw flashes of what Jimmy Nichols could bring but Monroe appears to be the mystery. In two years he has only played a total of 121 minutes and 30 total points over that time, mainly in “garbage time”.Continue reading “The Friars Mystery Man- Kris Monroe”
LaSalle transfer Ed Crosswell received a waiver for immediately eligibility and will play for the Friars this season. Web. The 6-8 245 big man selected the Friars back in April it was assumed he wouldn’t pursue a waiver for this season and use it as a redshirt year. Well something must’ve changed in those seven months and with the NCAA giving out waivers like hot cakes it makes sense.
With the season only about 3 weeks away the Providence Crier Podcast makes its return with an interview with Big East Media’s John Fanta. It was a great conversation talking about his career, what to expect in this year’s Big East and of course the Friars
Check it out here on Spotify or it can also be found on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts among other platforms.
The wait is finally over, as today it was announced the NCAA granted Friar guard Brycen Goodine a waiver for immediate eligibility after transferring from Syracuse back in March. I for one am shocked. Granted with COVID it appears NCAA will be handing out waivers like Halloween candy, but with our past history I wasn’t going to believe it until it happened. Ricardo Ledo never got a waiver for the Friars (while he attended several high schools).
Back on September 25th Fenwick Friars forward Bryce Hopkins was set to cut his list from 9 to 4 finalists. Something since changed and Hopkins backed out of another cut, saying all the top 9 were great schools. It was thought that the Friars were going to be among the final 4 schools that would include Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana.
The Maui Invitational unveiled the bracket for this season’s tournament on Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, the tournament will be played at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC this year. For those wishing to get a Thanksgiving vacation to Hawaii – my sincere apologies. I’ve heard Asheville is pleasant?
Obviously things will change between now and the end of November regarding this tournament actually being played, but with the bracket out we decided to do a little preview of PC’s side of the bracket.
The Providence Friars and Rhode Island Rams have played continuously since 1935; however, 85 years later this rivalry game will have to take a pause. It was announced this past Monday that the Friars and Rams would cancel their game this season amongst the COVID pandemic.
What has been speculated for the last few weeks came to fruition today as Breon Pass choose to stay local at NC State. Pass chose the Wolfpack over the Friars, ECU and Georgia Tech.
It is Friday so you know what that means…