PROVIDENCE FRIARS RUMORS & GOSSIP
Send to KindleProvidence College sophomore Kris Dunn will have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season
Dunn, a sophomore, suffered the injury during an exhibition game against Rhode Island College on Nov. 2. He returned after a three-game absence and averaged 3.8 points in four games before deciding to have surgery.
Dunn also had shoulder surgery and missed nine games last...
The optimism surrounding the Providence basketball program is turning into doubt and skepticism once again.Point guard Kris Dunn, the top rated point guard in the 2012 class will have shoulder surgery and miss the season. Dunn, a sophomore, suffered the injury during an exhibition game against Rhode Island College on Nov. 2. He returned after a three-game absence and averaged 3...
Send to KindleOn Thursday evening, Rhode Island and Providence met for state bragging rights. In a hotly contested game, which included a fiery mid-court exchange between both head coaches in the second half, Providence held off a last second attempt by Rhode Island and escaped with a 50-49 victory.
Following the game, Andrew Greene had a chance to catch up with Providence forward...
The La Salle Explorers dropped their second game in St. Thomas to the Providence Friars 71-63. The Explorers were led by Tyreek Duren and Steve Zack, who had a team 16 points and 11 points respectively. Zack also added 11 rebounds, including 5 offensive. Duren fouled out with 1:39 seconds left with the Explorers down three. This sealed the Explorers fate. La Salle started out hot...
College Chalktalk’s Kate Lee had the chance to catch up with former Providence guard Vincent Council at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia after he tallied 10 points, eight assists and eight rebounds in his team’s 105-94 victory on Saturday afternoon. Council talks about his plan to get to the next level, performing before full NBA scout representation and also...
Ahead of the 2012-2013 season, the Providence College basketball program landed one of the biggest recruits in the nation – Ricky Ledo. The hometown prep star (ranked No. 21 overall by ESPN) was supposed to help rebuild the Friars’ program and take them back to the NCAA Tournament – a place they haven’t been since 2004. But in early September, those plans were...
Providence freshman guard Ricky Ledo is entering the NBA draft
Ledo, a Providence native, says Tuesday he ''felt he could not pass up this opportunity to enter the NBA draft now.''
In September, the NCAA ruled that Ledo could not compete in games for the Friars in 2012-13, but he did practice and work out with the team during the season. The 6-foot-6 Ledo did not...
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April 09, 2013
Vincent Council, the only senior on the Providence roster, scored eight straight points to key a second-half charge that led the Friars to a 75-66 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Providence, winning its first postseason game since an NIT win in 2003, will host Robert Morris, which upset defending national champion...
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March 20, 2013
After a long exam break the Providence College Friars returned to action on Tuesday night, taking on Patriot League foe Colgate University. This game marked the debut of Friars’ Kris Dunn and Sidiki Johnson. The two newcomers helped move the Friars to an 8-2 record, defeating Colgate 79-45.
The Providence Friars wore jerseys to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre and blocked off 26 seats in their arena to further pay respects.
LaDontae Henton and Kadeem Batts led Providence to a 72-57 nonconference victory over Rhode Island Thursday night.
Henton posted a double-double with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Friars (7-2). Batts went 8-for-19 shooting to finish with 23 points.
After trailing 27-26 at halftime, the Rams (2-7) allowed two Friars runs in the second half that put the game out of reach. One...
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December 06, 2012
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It’s not too often that a freshman asserts himself as a the go to guy in a Big East road game, but that’s exactly what happened as LaDontae Henton calmly knocked down a 19 foot jump shot with 1.7 seconds left to give the Friars their first Big East road win of the year at DePaul.