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“20 in 60”: 5 Stories Remain, Looking Back at 6-20


The college basketball season is just 10 days away and here at Friarbasketball we’ve tried to highlight 20 story lines to watch in the 60 days leading up to Late Night Madness.

Some of the question marks have already been answered (#20: Will Ricky Play?), while much of the content found in this series takes a look at prospects for the current Providence roster, the changing face of the Big East and potential future impact recruits.

We have five articles remaining and will publish four of the season’s biggest angles in the week leading up to Madness.  For now, here is a look back at articles 6-20 in case you missed them this summer.


#20 Will Ricky Play? – the potential of the NCAA’s decision regarding Ledo’s eligibility.

#19 Who Emerges in the Next Phase of the Big East? – a look at how Providence compares with schools looking to make a leap in the Big East.

#18 The Importance of Starting Strong in the Conference – chronicling PC’s poor conference starts and how they’ve struggled to recover from them.

#17 Cotton as PC’s Momentum Changer – Cotton as Providence’s wing player.  When he played well, PC was very successful.  Here’s how.

#16 The Talented Big Men of 2014 – with a surplus of potential impact bigs in the class of 2014, it could be a critical recruiting class for the Friars.

#15 Where are they now?  Tracking former Friars – keeping an eye on where former Friar players, coaches and recruits have landed.

#14 Where are the Big East Superstars? – examining the lack of 2013 NBA draft prospects in the Big East.

#13 A Year of Opportunity for Kofane – Brice Kofane’s potential impact in 2012-13.

#12 Four Questions Facing PC in Evolving Big East – key questions for Providence in the face of conference realignment.

#11 Expectations for Kadeem Batts – the need for Kadeem Batts to emerge in his fourth year in campus.

#10 Goldsbrough’s Junior Season – Goldsbrough’s role as a junior.

#9 Redshirt Growth of Harris, Desrosiers – scouting reports on Harris, Desrosiers.

#8 Johnson’s Winding Road to Providence – the long journey Sidiki Johnson took to Providence.

#7 Josh a Key to Providence’s Fortunes – what Providence can expect from the unheralded shooter from Virginia.

#6 New Faces in New England’s Big Places – suddenly, BC, Providence, UConn and URI all have coaches who have been there three years or less.  Here’s how they stack up.



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