Ricky Ledo will be able to practice but not play for Providence this season.
The 6-foot-5 wing from Providence was ruled a partial qualifier with full participation but is exempt from competition this season. He is currently enrolled in classes and can compete during the 2013-14 season, according to the Providence Journal.
Providence coach Ed Cooley told the Journal Ledo “is in good spirits. He’s appreciative of being here but he knows he has work to do. This is a great opportunity for Ricky.” To read more of this story, click here
GALLOWAY, N.J. – In an effort to turn Providence around, head coach Ed Cooley is taking a two-pronged approach in recruiting.
Cooley is going after some big national fish like Troy (Mich.) shooting guard James Young, who’s also being targeted by Kentucky, Michigan State and Syracuse, and he’s also trying to lock down the best talent in the New England area. To read more of this story, click here
Incoming Providence point guard Kris Dunn will undergo shoulder surgery in about two weeks and could be sidelined up to five months, according to a report in the New London (Conn.) Day.
“I have a torn labrum,” Dunn, a McDonald’s All-American, told the paper. “I’ve got a fracture in my bone. It happened during the NFA game during the ECC tournament (on March 1). I got fouled hard and I kind of dislocated it a little bit and it popped back in real quickly.
“… I went to a couple trainers and physical therapists and they said it was just bruised. So I just kept playing on it and I thought it would go away if I just iced it, and it didn’t.” To read more of this story, click here
Providence freshman point guard Kris Dunn will have an MRI on his shoulder this week to determine if he needs surgery that could keep him out for an extended period.
“He’s going to have an MRI on Thursday and will be evaluated after the MRI and we’ll see where it is from there,” Friars coach Ed Cooley told SNY.tv Monday.
“He really hurt his shoulder when he was out with the USA [U18] tryouts. He’s in good spirits. Until we see what’s up with this MRI there’s really nothing to talk about.” To read more of this story, click here
The 6-foot-8 Long Island native opted to transfer to Providence from N.C. State, choosing the Friars over Temple, Dayton, UAB and South Florida.
“He has developed a great relationship with (head) coach (Ed) Cooley and (assistant) coach (Andre) LaFleur,” Torrel Harris told SNY.tv. “He believed in them, how they would utilize him to be a major contributor to the team and he looks forward to competing in the Big East.” To read more of this story, click here
If you’re confused about who’s coming and who’s going from the Providence basketball team these days, you’re not alone.
After some back and forth, Arlington (Fla.) Country Day point guard Ian Baker told SNY.tv he has committed to the Friars and will join the team next year along with a recruiting class of Kris Dunn, Ricky Ledo and Josh Fortune.
“I did commit,” the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Baker told SNY.tv. “The thing I liked about Providence the most is my relationship with the head coach. It also seems like a great place. I’m going to be comfortable and have the opportunity to play right away according to coach [Ed] Cooley.” To read more of this story, click here
While the college basketball world waits for Shabazz, Nerlens and Tony to name their college choices, another potential diamond in the rough remains uncommitted.
Bradley Hayes, a 6-foot-11 center from Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood with a very high ceiling, has yet to pick a school.
“The kid can run like a deer, has soft hands and has finally embraced his size and gifts,” Todd Washington, a Hayes family friend and founder of the Puerto Rico Playmakers, told SNY.tv. “He didn’t always take basketball seriously but he is focused and prepared.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW ORLEANS — New Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley has rounded out his staff with the addition of Jimmy Carr from Rutgers.
Hurley’s staff now includes his brother, Bobby, Carr and Preston Murphy, who worked for former coach Jim Baron and will stay on with Hurley.
“Jimmy Carr has been a tremendous asset to me and my staff, not only for his knowledge of Rutgers University, but the Big East as well,” Rutgers coach Mike Rice said. “Jimmy is a great coach and an even better person. We are excited for him to have this opportunity. We wish Jimmy and Natalie nothing but the best.” To read more of this story, click here