Friar Basketball

Friar Starting Five: Thursday Edition


Here are links to five topics that may be of interest to Friar fans:

1. ESPN offers their opinion on what is the best college basketball coaching job in every state. There are a few surprises in there.

2. Channel 12’s J. P. Smollins sits down with Ed Cooley to talk recruiting.

3. Providence College has some key recruits attending the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.

4. The Big 10 Conference is talking about expanding the conference season from 18 to 20 games. I would love to see the Big East add one team and go to a 20 game conference schedule.

5. Here is the New England Recruiting Report’s recap of the ZG Varsity Finals which took place this past weekend.

Off the Bench

Here is Jay Bilas’ take on the transfer rule in college basketball. I rarely agree with Jay on anything and this article is no exception.

Bill Reynolds: Jimmy Walker was a precursor to today’s NBA.

And if you have never seen The Walk in action:


One Comment

  1. Ted

    June 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Rare Big East compliment in an ESPN based article

    ESPN: Rhode Island: Providence Friars
    Ed Cooley ($2 million) coaches in the Big East, arguably the nation’s pound-for-pound conference king, and his opponents hate to play his squad at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. He makes nearly $1 million more per year than Rhode Island’s Danny Hurley.

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