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2017-18 Providence College Hoops: Great Expectations?

Discussion in 'College Sports' started by CouchsideSteve, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. CouchsideSteve

    CouchsideSteve Member SoSH Member

    Naturally, just a handful of days after I predicted we’re in the clear with transfers, a guy transfers.

    Dickens signed in Feb of his junior year in HS (2016). At the time, the roster had a glaring lack of big men. So even as an unfinished product, he was probably sold on immediate playing time. But enter Kalif Young as a late class of ‘16 signing, and later Nate Watson joining Dickens in ‘17, and he’s third on the depth chart at center even after redshirting a year. Sounds like there may have been some off-court stuff as well, but this is only surprising insofar as it happened really late — there wasn’t going to be PT for both Young and Dickens in ‘18-19.

    Not much of a loss for this coming season and it perhaps helps land a late grad transfer who could upgrade the wing position in 2019-2020. But further down the road, it’s a shame to lose a player with such demonstrable upside.
  2. HomeRunBaker

    HomeRunBaker bet squelcher SoSH Member

    Timing of this is awful for Cooley. This late there is about zero chance to find a grad transfer able to contribute as anyone capable of playing D-1 minutes have already committed. We really needed scoring from the forward position too......Ryan Luther (Pitt) would have been ideal but he already committed to Arizona as would have Desean Murray who graduated from Auburn before landing at Western Kentucky.

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