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Dunn competes in Nike Basketball Academy

Providence junior Kris Dunn participated in the Nike Basketball Academy in late June. The camp was held from June 26-29 and consisted of 26 of the top college basketball players in the nation. At the Nike Basketball Academy the players competed in drills and scrimmages that included some NBA superstars.Dunn, barring a significant injury, will be playing in the NBA one day. The versatile...
Via Fox Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooley helps USA U19 team capture gold medal

It was a wonderful few weeks for the U19 Team USA bunch in Greece. They went undefeated and knocked off Croatia in a tight contest to take home the gold medal.Team USA was coached by Arizona head man Sean Miller. But the team had a dose of Big East wisdom on the bench, and on the court. Georgetown swing man L.J. Peak played a key role and Jalen Brunson, an incoming five-star recruit...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence signs long-term partnership with Nike

Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced today that the Providence College Athletics Department has signed a long-term partnership with Nike, making the apparel and footwear giant the official outfitter for the Friars.“We are excited to partner with Nike, the worldwide leader in the industry,” Driscoll said. “Nike has long been associated with the Friar...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn honored at Nike Basketball Academy

Kris Dunn recently participated in the Nike Basketball Academy. The Providence point guard is no stranger to winning awards, and the academy proved to be a typical experience for the future first round pick:This could be the first of many awards Dunn wins in the coming months.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn honored at Nike Basketball Academy

Kris Dunn recently participated in the Nike Basketball Academy. The Providence point guard is no stranger to winning awards, and the academy proved to be a typical experience for the future first round pick:This could be the first of many awards Dunn wins in the coming months.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn honored at Nike Basketball Academy

Kris Dunn recently participated in the Nike Basketball Academy. The Providence point guard is no stranger to winning awards, and the academy proved to be a typical experience for the future first round pick:This could be the first of many awards Dunn wins in the coming months.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn honored at Nike Basketball Academy

Kris Dunn recently participated in the Nike Basketball Academy. The Providence point guard is no stranger to winning awards, and the academy proved to be a typical experience for the future first round pick:This could be the first of many awards Dunn wins in the coming months.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn honored at Nike Basketball Academy

Kris Dunn recently participated in the Nike Basketball Academy. The Providence point guard is no stranger to winning awards, and the academy proved to be a typical experience for the future first round pick:This could be the first of many awards Dunn wins in the coming months.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn honored at Nike Basketball Academy

Kris Dunn recently participated in the Nike Basketball Academy. The Providence point guard is no stranger to winning awards, and the academy proved to be a typical experience for the future first round pick:This could be the first of many awards Dunn wins in the coming months.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Paschal Chukwu to visit Syracuse

Former Providence Friars center Paschal Chukwu will visit Syracuse this weekend. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the story. Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu will visit Syracuse this weekend, source told @CBSSports. UVA, Iona, MSU, and Nebraska in the mix. #pcbb — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 25, 2015 Chukwu has already visited Michigan State, Kansas and Nebraska...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence offers 2016 PG Breein Tyree

In an effort to find a replacement for Kris Dunn once he turns pro, Providence is in pursuit of a point guard of the future.Tyree is a 3-star recruit from New Jersey, per 247 Sports.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

One-on-one with Quadree Smith

The Providence Friars were elated when they received good news on the recruiting front about a week ago. 6-foot-8 power forward Quadree Smith, from IMG Academy, committed to attend Providence College.In an effort to get to know the new Friar big man, Friarbasketball.com's Craig Leighton caught up with Smith to get his thoughts on his commitment, the school and his journey to Providence...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Henton eyes the NBA

LaDontae Henton had a storied four-year career for Providence. At times, he and Kris Dunn looked like the two best players in the entire Big East. But the duo never made much noise in the NCAA Tournament, and while Dunn appears to be the better pro prospect at first glance, Henton has NBA aspirations of his own.Most mock drafts do not have Henton being selected, but he's not going...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Providence Forward Noel Acciari To Entry-Level Contract

One of Hockey East’s best officially is a member of the Boston Bruins. The team announced Monday that it signed former Providence Friars forward Noel Acciari to an entry-level contract. Acciari tallied a team-high 15 goals for the NCAA champs in 2015, as well as 17 assists. “I’m really happy for him,” Providence coach Nate Leaman told The Providence...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska Has Eyes on Transfer Paschal Chukwu

Former Providence Friars center Paschal Chukwu is set to transfer to a different program, and it looks like there is one in particular that wants him badly. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, the 7-foot-2 post player is set to visit Nebraska today before heading to Kansas and then Iona. Paschal Chukwu will begin his visit to Nebraska today + then visits Kansas, source told...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Paschal Chukwu Drawing Interest From 4 Schools

Former Providence Friars big man Paschal Chukwu will visit Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia and Michigan State as he figures out where to continue his college basketball career. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the update on the 7’2″, 226 pound center from Westport, Connecticut. Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu will take visits to Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia, and Michigan State...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence basketball loses key piece at bad time

Thinking out loud while wondering if late night television will ever be the same again. - If it's May, it means Friar Basketball takes a hit with another transfer. Center Paschal Chukwu told the coaching staff he's not happy - with anything, apparently. Therefore, like Josh Fortune last year, Providence loses a big piece [ ].Ed Cooley and the Providence Friars have gone through this...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Making sense of Chukwu

Former top 75 recruit Paschal Chukwu is transferring from Providence. Along with Tyler Harris, the Friars will be without two guys who could have been key cogs for the program.Luckily for Providence, Kris Dunn is sticking around for at least another year. But with teams like Villanova, Butler and Georgetown all looking strong for next year and Marquette juicing up their starting...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence Transfer Tyler Harris Headed to Auburn

The Auburn Tigers have landed a major transfer in former Providence Friars forward Tyler Harris. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the story. BREAKING: Providence transfer Tyler Harris has committed to Auburn, sources told @CBSSports. Story coming. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 15, 2015 The 6’9″, 223 pound, former four-star recruit from Dix Hills, NY and former...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What should Providence do with their open scholarship for 2015-16?

With Kris Dunn announcing that he's back in the fold for the 2015-16 season, Providence has one scholarship left to play with.The question is: this late in the game, how should they use it?They are several tempting options, but the folks at Big East Coast Bias broke each and every on of them down.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dunn making risky decision to pass on 2015 NBA Draft?

With the NBA salary cap skyrocketing in the next few seasons, most college players are looking to get into the pros as soon as possible.Kris Dunn appears to be bucking that trend.Despite being a projected lottery pick, Dunn is returning to Providence for the 2015-16 season. Some consider it admirable on Dunn's part, but there are also risks that go along with his choice.(h/t Bleacher Report)
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fans take to Twitter to celebrate Kris Dunn's return

After Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that Kris Dunn is planning on returning to Providence, Friar fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.Dunn, who is projected to be a late lottery pick, was one of the best players in the country in 2014-15. With him in the fold, Providence has a chance to contend for the Big East title.
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn shuns the NBA, will return to Providence

Kris Dunn took the Big East by storm this season, but it looks as though he'll wait at least one more year to take his abilities to the next level.Dunn was a jack of all trades for the Friars last season, averaging 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. This is pure speculation, but Providence head coach Ed Cooley is likely jumping for joy somewhere.(h/t Zagsblog)
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Providence G Kris Dunn to Stay in School

It has been a long road for Providence guard Kris Dunn. After two years and two shoulder surgeries, he finally showed his skillset, averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game last season for the Friars and putting himself into the draft conversation, with some experts tabbing him as a possible late-lottery or mid-first round pick, as evidenced by DraftExpress.com...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Decides To Remain At Providence

Kris Dunn has decided to remain at Providence for his junior season. Dunn was the highest rated underclassmen to have not made a decision on his future. NBA executives believe Dunn could have become a late lottery pick had he declared.
Via RealGM
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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