Local Big East Schools Get Midnight Visitors

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, October 16th, 2009

Local Big East Schools Get Midnight Visitors

Friday night was the official start to the college basketball season and Midnight Madness is always a great opportunity for schools to get their priority recruits on campus and give them a good show. 

Both of New England’s local Big East schools took full advantage last night as Providence and UConn both played host to prized recruits. 

Six-foot-eight Devon Collier from St. Anthony’s School and New Heights was on PC’s campus this weekend for an official visit.  He was joined at Friartown Late Night Madness by a slew of New England prospects that was expected to include: the already committed Ron Giplaye from 2010; Tyler Olander, Naadir Tharpe, Shabazz Napier, and Michael Carter-Williams from 2011; and Ricardo Ledo, Khem Birch, and Domonique Bull from 2012. 

UConn’s crowd was highlighted by Andre Drummond while Cory Joseph and Roscoe Smith visited from outside the region.  Joseph is a six-foot-three point guard from Findlay College Prep (NV) and Grassroots Canada AAU who is also being courted by Florida, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Texas, and Villanova among others.  Smith is a six-foot-seven wing from Oak Hill Academy (VA) and the Baltimore Stars AAU who is considering the Huskies with Georgetown and Duke.