Posts Tagged ‘Gerard Coleman’

We saw this by way of Friarblog. ESPNU has come out with their high schoolmidterm grades which means they have updated their recruiting page and have elevated both Gerard Coleman and Joe Young.  Gerard Coleman moved up to 54th spot on the list and improved his overall player rating to 95!  Joe Young, who has been taking off down in Houston moved into the ESPN Top 100 at the 99th spot and improved his overall player rating to 94!  Even Ron Giplaye‘s overall rating improved to 88.

We have to tip our hat to Coach Keno Davis and the rest of the coaching staff for this incoming class.  Keno, in the sort time he has been here, has really elevated the caliber of player coming to Providence.  We are seeing some of the fruits of solid recruiting in Vincent Council this year, but clearly that is just the start.  It is great that we have two ESPN Top 100 players on our team, it adds legitimacy, and is not lost on future, prospective recruits.  However, what is really great is how early Providence was able to find them and lock them up.  This applies more for Joe Young, in that he was not very well known at the time Providence went after him.  We must admit that we were really hoping that Providence would snag Oregon State bound Devon Collier, but we could not be happier with how things turned out.

Coleman and Giplaye have also improved since they inked with PC.  We know PC isn’t going to be able to compete with the Kansas’ and UNC’s of the country, but getting players who are great quality, Top 100 Players, that continue to improve before they get on campus is big.  We think there a good things to come.

Great news for Providence, and the future looks just a little bit brighter.


Joseph Young exploded for 33 points in his senior year debut with 33 points.  Yates which is ranked as high as the 4th best public highschool basketball team in the country laid a whopping 140 points in the game.  Basically, Young was advertised as an explosive scorer and, to quote

“The ultimate shooter”

At least in his first game Young lived up to the billing.  He flew under the radar for a while, but grabbing a player who has such a great shot and who is such a prolific scorer is great news for PC.  So good job Joe… keep it up.  Glad he’s with us.


Also, if you are interested ESPN has uploaded a highlight video for Gerard Coleman on his player profile page.  Check it out to get an early look at one of the best players in the country in the high school class of 2010.  Gerard Coleman

Welcome: Gerard Coleman

Posted: November 11, 2009 in Player Updates, Recruiting

Twitter_Logo_normalGerard Coleman is a 6’4″ Guard and 4-Star Recruit from West Roxbury, MA.  He comes to GERALDCOLEMAN4_30150Providence from the TiltonSchool in New Hampshire.  Coleman is ranked the ESPN Top 100 as the 72nd best player in the class of 2010.  He is rated the 30th-best prospect in the class of 2010 by Slam Magazine, the 51st-best prospect by, and 66th by  He is also regarded as the second best player in New England.  Coleman was the first in the class of 2010 to verbally commit to PC.  Coleman had this to say to this summer when he gave his verbal:

“My family can see me play and academics played a big part in my decision.  I got a good vibe every time I went up there from the staff.”

Coleman’s AAU coach, Chris Driscoll had this to say:

“He scores about as quickly as anyone I’ve been around.  When he’s on a roll, he can really light it up and in Providence’s open-court style, he can really flourish.  He can really score in bunches.”

ESPN had this to say about Coleman:

The long lefty is a pure scorer that should be able to put points on the board g258258a78d29a8357471c9717ba5379851179f6b5e8f91immediately upon arriving at Providence. He is exceptionally smooth going to the rim, virtually unstoppable in the open floor, and very good in the mid-range area. He’s a very disruptive full court

Coleman was also being heavily recruited by UConn, Clemson, Boston College, Louisville and Marquette.

imagesWhat’s not to like.  Coleman is the real deal.  A big time recruit with a ton of talent.  The fact the UConn and Louisville were after him should be an indication of that.  Also give Keno a ton of credit for out recruiting both of those schools.  This a player everybody should be getting excited about.  You have to love the lines: “He is exceptionally smooth going to the rim, virtually unstoppable in the open floor,” and “He can really score in bunches.”  It seems like he is an absolute perfect fit for PC’s new up-tempo offensively minded play. We are thrilled to welcome Gerard Coleman to Providence.  He is a major step in the right direction for PC, and we look forward to seeing him play in the upcoming years.

For now we wish him a successful and healthy senior season, and we look forward to his arrival on campus.  Welcome to the family.

The November signing period began today and will continue until November 18th.  PC is lookingTwitter_Logo_normal to recieve lettersofintent from the three verbal commits that have right now: ESPN Top 100 Player, Gerard Coleman, Joseph Young, and Ron Giplaye.  When each one signs we will let you know, and we will give a write up about each guy.

On that note, posted a link to a Top 25 Recruiting classes for this upcoming year as listed by  Providence was ranked 23.  This is what they had to say:

23. Providence
Top 100:
No. 69 Joseph Young (6-2, 175, G), No. 87 Gerard Coleman (6-4, 175, G)
Supporting Cast: Ron Giplaye (6-5, 200, F)

Analysis: Young drew some big crowds (comprised of college coaches) during Las Vegas’ AAU extravaganza with his scoring exploits.

Besides Syracuse, who is listed at #3 on the list, Providence is the only other BIG EAST team to appear on the list.

imagesThis is great news.  It has been a long time since PC was on a list like this, so we have to give a lot of credit to Coach Keno Davis and his staff for making an instant impact recruiting world, and bring such high quality players to PC.  Each recruiting victory helps with future recruits.  In the competitive BIG EAST a class like this, paired with this year’s freshman class will really help PC move up the ranks in the upcoming years. It would have been great to score Devon Collier, but e are really excited to get these guys on board and welcome them to the Friar Family.

UPDATE: Coach Keno Davis posted on his twitter:

It’s a great, great, great day to be a Friar!

Coach Keno Davis and the Friars received a letter of intent from each of his three verbal commits.

“We are looking forward to having Gerard, Ron and Joe join our squad next season.  All three of these student-athletes come from highly successful high school and AAU programs. They should help us continue our quest to make our program one of the elite in the BIG EAST.”

We will give our own welcome to and take on the new Friars.  But for now we’d just like to say welcome to the family.  GO PC!