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Providence gained a verbal commitment from one of the prospects they pursuing the hardest in the 2017 recruiting cycle on Saturday, 6′-8″ post Nate Watson of Bishop O’Connell (VA). Watson is a borderline top 100 prospect in the 2017 class, and given Providence’s post situation, projects as potentially playing early for the Friars. One of the …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 11, 2016, 3:40 am
After trimming his list in late August to Providence and UConn, Makai Ashton-Langford came off the board and committed to the Huskies on Labor Day. Ashton-Langford, a 6′-2″ point guard at the veritable basketball factory of Brewster Academy (NH), is the first member of UConn’s 2017 recruiting class and ranked as the No. 40 player nationally …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 5, 2016, 7:18 pm
6′-2″ Brewster Academy (NH) point guard Makai Ashton-Langford is down to two finalists for his college services. Ashton-Langford, the No. 40 prospect in the 2017 class, is down to UConn and Providence, after eliminating Louisville (which recently landed a point guard for the 2017 cycle, Darius Perry). After recently transferring from Cushing Academy (MA) to Brewster Academy …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 25, 2016, 1:43 pm
Point guard play is always at a premium, and that axiom is perhaps more true in the 2017 class due to the absence of premium quality backcourt prospects. With that in mind, Makai Ashton-Langford, a recent transfer to the elite prep program at Brewster Academy (NH) is an even more valued recruit in the Northeast …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:38 pm
Best Player: Omari Spellman, Villanova Best Potential: Omari Spellman, Villanova Best Scorer:  Shamorie Ponds, St. John Best Shooter: Myles Powell, Seton Hall Best Rebounder: Eddie Ediyor, Xavier Best Passer: Jagan Mosley, Georgetown Best Defender: Jagan Mosley, Georgetown Best Glue Guy: Tyrique Jones, Xavier Best Athlete: Tyrique Jones, Xavier 1. Villanova Wildcats Omari Spellman | 6′-8″ | PF | St. Thomas More (CT) Dylan …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 27, 2015, 10:14 pm
Faced with the likely departure of All-American candidate point guard Kris Dunn to the NBA after the 2015-2016 season, the Providence Friars have been hot and heavy to land a replacement incoming point guard recruit. They did just that on Sunday night, as George Wythe (VA) lead guard Maliek White announced his commitment to Providence via Twitter. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 28, 2015, 3:11 am

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsKiyon Cartwright (Jr)Kiyon Cartwright (Sr)Drew Edwards (Sr)Maliek White (Sr)
Drew Edwards (So)Drew Edwards (Jr)Maliek White (Jr)
Maliek White (Fr)Maliek White (So)
WingsJalen Lindsey (Jr)Jalen Lindsey (Sr)Isaiah Jackson (Sr)Alpha Diallo (Sr)
Rodney Bullock (Jr)Rodney Bullock (Sr)Ricky Council (Sr)
Isaiah Jackson (So)Isaiah Jackson (Jr)Alpha Diallo (Jr)
Ricky Council (So)Ricky Council (Jr)
Alpha Diallo (Fr)Alpha Diallo (So)
PostsEmmitt Holt (Jr)Emmitt Holt (Sr)Ryan Fazekas (Sr)Kalif Young (Sr)
Kalif Young (Fr)Ryan Fazekas (Jr)Kalif Young (Jr)Dajour Dickens (Jr)
Ryan Fazekas (So)Kalif Young (So)Dajour Dickens (So)Nate Watson (Jr)
Dajour Dickens (Fr)Nate Watson (So)
Nate Watson (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Dajour Dickens6'-10"CBethel (VA)HSVerbal
Nate Watson6'-8"PFBishop O'ConnellHSVerbal