Friar Basketball Rounds Out Staff with Craig Leighton


Craig and I are happy to announce that we’ve added the third, and final, member of the staff, Craig Leighton.  Craig is a Providence College graduate (class of 1979) who has been a devoted supporter of the program for over five decades.  An avid follower of recruiting, he’s written articles breaking down AAU and high school tournaments for ScoutFriars and was featured on Friarblog in July as well.

Between the Providence Jamfest, the National Prep School Invitational and the St. Andrew’s Christmas Tournament, Craig was at seemingly all of the must-see tournaments locally, and in watching these events with him it quickly became apparent the passion he has for discovering the next wave of Friars – and the amount of knowledge he has about the comings and goings in the prep and high school ranks.

Craig also brings the historical perspective of the program that we were looking to add.  Having watched the Friars from the opening days of the Providence Civic Center throughout their entire Big East tenure, Craig will add a level of first-hand historical insight that the site was lacking previously.  Here are his thoughts on joining the

“I am very excited to be joining the Friarbasketball team! I have been amazed at the passion both Kevin and Craig have for Friar basketball and for going the extra mile to bring important information to Friar fans. has become not only a must read for Friar fans, but also all fans of basketball who wish to know the latest on New England’s high school and prep players. I look forward to being able to contribute in some way to make this an even better site for all Friar fans.”

With approximately 700 articles since starting in 2009, Friarbasketball has aimed to provide Providence fans with another resource where they can find honest and detailed analysis about all aspects of the program.  With the addition of Craig Belhumeur earlier this year, and Craig Leighton now, our hope is that we’ve built a staff of writers that will ensure the site continues to grow, providing solid insight into all areas of Providence College basketball.


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