Abu, Terrell Visiting Providence

Abdul Malik Abu and Jared Terrell will visit Providence unofficially next Saturday, Expressions Elite coach Tyron Boswell told SNY.tv.

Kaleb Joseph and Pascal Chukwu may also join them.

Providence has been recruiting the 6-foot-8 Abu and the 6-2 Terrell hard for two years, and head coach Ed Cooley has made them a priority.

“We want to recruit the best players in the country,” Cooley, speaking generally because he cannot comment on specific players, told SNY.tv last month at the Nike Global Challenge.

“Everybody always says a lot of negative things about the brand of Providence. Whether that’s in the past or whatever, I don’t look at that. I want the best players in the country to to play in the best league in the country.”

When Abu and Terrell cut their lists last month, Providence made the cut for both players.

“They’re hard recruiters, especially the head coaches, not just the assistants,” Terrell told SNY.tv of Providence and UConn. “They text us a lot, talk to us a lot. We just keep an eye out for them and they keep an eye out for us.”

The 6-2 Joseph out of Cushing (Mass.) Academy, meantime, recently cut his list to Providence, Syracuse and West Virginia.

The 7-2 Chukwu out of Fairfield (Conn.) Prep is considering Providence, along with St. Joe’s, UConn and others.

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