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Joe Young has surfaced once again with yet another honor.  Joe Young has been named to the2010 ESPN Rise All-American First Team. Young is one of twenty high school players who made the team.  Young adds this award to his Gatorade State Player of the Year Award (Texas), a state championship, and other MVP awards.  Besides his honors, the 6’3″ guard averaged 27.5 points, 4.4 steals, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game this season.

If you weren’t already excited about Joe Young joining the Friars, than start to get excited.  The kid appears to be the real deal.  Gerard Coleman has been deemed the star of our recruiting class, as he should, but Joe Young is not very far behind him.  He continues to impress and has only improved since he was re-ranked into the ESPN Top 100 at #99.  Our bet is that when the players are re-ranked again he will be much higher than 99.  We have said it so many times before, but if Joe Young is half the shooter people say he is than we cannot wait for him to get to campus and thrive in the 3-Happy offense we run.  Also if you haven’t seen it check out the video profile of Young below.

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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, Friarblog.com posted a link to a Top 25 Recruiting classes for this upcoming year as listed by MaxPreps.com.  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!