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Providence basketball coach Kim English says Friars are ‘competitive’ in recruiting players

Providence has been linked with a host of players in the transfer portal over the last couple weeks, and Kim English peeled back the curtain a bit on those pursuits Thursday night.

The Friars men’s basketball coach is in Arizona at the Final Four and appeared on a live podcast with The Field of 68. He spoke at length on the current recruiting landscape, his experience during his first year on the sidelines at Amica Mutual Pavilion and how his program plans to move forward into the 2024-25 season.

“It doesn’t stop,” English said. “It really doesn’t stop. Really great players are continuing to enter. It’s a busy time of the year.”

Providence men’s basketball coach Kim English talked about recruiting during a “Field of 68” podcast Thursday night.

Providence has considerable talent to replace. Devin Carter will forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, a decision he announced on social media earlier in the week. He was the Big East Player of the Year after making major improvements in perimeter shooting and overall production during his junior campaign. Josh Oduro and Ticket Gaines have exhausted their eligibility while Donovan Santoro, Garwey Dual and Rafael Castro have all entered the transfer portal.

“You’ve still got to watch the tape,” English said. “You’ve got to find the decision makers around the kid and start communication with the kid. The recruiting is like popcorn recruiting now – microwave recruiting now.”

Tulsa Golden Hurricane guard PJ Haggerty, right, was reportedly one of the recruiting targets of Providence coach Kim English, but he committed to Memphis.

The Friars were reported finalists for Tulsa guard PJ Haggerty, who announced his commitment to Memphis early Thursday. They’re also in contention for Temple guard Hysier Miller and Chattanooga forward Sam Alexis. Miami guard Bensley Joseph and Rutgers wing Gavin Griffiths were both on campus for unofficial visits this week.

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Publish date : 2024-04-05 12:17:52

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