Providence gets a verbal commitment from a 2017 recruit

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Providence held its elite camp this weekend before the team travels to Italy. On Saturday night, one of the younger players in attendance, 2017 guard Javon Taylor, gave his verbal commitment to Ed Cooley and the Friars.

Taylor, who will be a rising sophomore at the Beaver Country Day School (Massachusetts) had been offered by the Providence during the July live period.

His older brothers, Maurice and Jacquil, are both Division I players. Maurice, the oldest of the three, finished up his first year of college ball at North Carolina A&T. Jacquil, a shot-blocking forward, is a three-star commit in Purdue’s freshman class.

Maurice and Jacquil stand at 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-9, respectively. That will make Javon — currently listed at 6-foot-3 — an interesting player to watch over the remainder of his prep career, as he continues to develop his perimeter skills.

While it is unusual to see a commitment this early in someone’s recruitment, just last week the N.C. State women’s basketball team accepted a commitment from a seventh grader.