Providence continues to recruit at a very high level as the Friars pulled in top-40 prospect David Duke on Friday.
The 6-foot-4 Duke is regarded as the No. 37 overall prospect in the Rivals Class of 2018 national rankings as he gives head coach Ed Cooley another talented perimeter playmaker. With an ability to play on or off the ball, Duke has a lot of upside as he gives Providence perhaps the best future backcourt in the Big East.
Cooley has also landed four-star guard A.J. Reeves in the Class of 2018 while point guard Makai Ashton-Langford was added in the Class of 2017. With those three former top-100 prospects in the fold, Providence now has a very bright future as they should be counted on to be among the Big East’s best programs every season. Cooley has also done a great job of capitalizing on the recruiting momentum he gained by developing Kris Dunn and putting him in the NBA.
Duke and Reeves are joined by three-star forwards Kris Monroe and Jimmy Nichols to form the latest Providence recruiting class.