Friday, August 27, 2010

2012 Recruit Joshua Fortune Headed to Providence

Posted by CoHoops Paul Seaver

Keno Davis and the Providence Friars have lost two previously committed guards this summer.

Joseph Young and Naddir Tharpe are both combo guards who were set to begin their collegiate careers at Providence.

Young, a member of the class of 2010, asked Davis were his release, but was denied. Young enrolled at Houston last week and is prepared to sit out the entire season. Young will begin his playing career with Houston in 2011-2012 with three years of eligibility remaining.

Tharpe, on the other hand, committed to the Friars, but re-opened his recruitment. The Worcester, Massachusetts native is set to take official visits to both Rutgers and Minnesota. He is considered one of the top guards in the class of 2011 and is now considering a long list of schools once again.

However, Keno Davis has seemed to have moved on. The former Drake head coach, received a commitment from 6-foot-5 Joshua Fortune.

Fortune can shoot the three ball and is considered a very talented swing forward. The Virginia native is a strong defender and should give the Friars a solid boost in 2012.

Rated as the 31st best small forward in the class of 2012, the verbal commitment of Josh Fortune is a key step for Davis and Providence, as they attempt to move forward. The Friars have not made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.

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