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Georgia Guard Alyn Breed Commits to Providence

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There was likely no better public basketball team in America last season than McEachern High School from Powder Springs, GA. They finished the season 32-0, with wins over eight nationally ranked high schools. Point guard Sharife Cooper is one of the best players in the class of 2020, while the other headliner was wing Isaac Okoro, a top 40 wing who is now at Auburn.

McEachern won the prestigious City of Palms Classic, the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, and won at the HoopHall Classic.

While Cooper and Okoro received the national acclaim the past nine months, Alyn Breed started appearing in write-ups about the most impressive players at the nation’s biggest events.

Evan Daniels, of 247 Sports, was impressed by Breed at the Hoophall in January, writing: “When I watched McEachern earlier in the season at the City of Palms, Breed impressed me with his ability to score. He was at it again at the Hoophall Classic. His team is filled with lauded players like Cooper and Isaac Okoro, but Breed is unheralded and worthy of collegiate attention. At 6-foot-3, Breed is aggressive, competes on both ends and can score it from all three levels. In McEachern’s win over Rancho Christian, Breed scored 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting, made a pair of three-pointers and recorded five rebounds. He’s currently in the 2019 class, but is considering going to the 2020 class.”

This came a month after 247 praised Breed at City of Palms, “2019 available guard Alyn Breed was impressive for McEachern. A 6-foot-3 guard, Breed is a talented scorer. He was efficient against Miami Christian, scoring 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting. He also added six rebounds. Breed said he’s heard from Murray State, NC State, UPenn and others.”

Breed graduated from McEachern last spring and reclassified to the class of 2020 at IMG Academy. He officially visited Providence this weekend and on Saturday night became PC’s first commitment of what Ed Cooley has called a critically important recruiting class.

In Breed, Providence will hope they found a talent who had been overshadowed by superstar teammates. He is currently ranked 269 on 247 Sports national rankings. The Friars were the first high major school to offer him a scholarship after doing so this past April. At the time of PC’s offer, the 6’3 combo guard had offers from LaSalle, Hofstra, UAB, and Penn. DePaul offered soon after and he saw interest from NC State and Cincinnati.

He had 18 points (4-8 from 3) against BABC in EYBL play in May and wrapped up the Peach Jam with three strong performances — 13 points vs. Mean Streets (IL), 19 against Pro Skills (TX), and finally a 32 point explosion in a 88-76 loss to Team Takeover (DC).

Providence has four scholarships to offer for the class of 2020.


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