Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
Heading into next season, the Providence Friars was poised to be the next Butler or George Mason of College Basketball. There 2010 class would solidify them as players in a tough Big East conference. They presented on a top five recruiting class that featured two shooting guards that could score in bunches.
Gerald Coleman the 6-foot-4 shooting guard was expected to jump right in and crack the starting lineup. As for Joseph Young, that could have been his backcourt mate.
Young has one of the most reliable three-point jumpers that could have been on display at Providence. He excels without the ball making cuts, and running off-screens to free himself up for jump shots.
That is the player the Friars were getting with Young. However, they will not see him on the court one game as a true freshman.
The 6-foot-2 shooting guard wants to be released from his letter of intent from Providence to stay close to his ill family member. According to reports today, Young was denied the appeal.
Nonetheless, his father did state that his son would not be attending the University of Providence.
By NCAA rules, Young will have to sit out this upcoming year of College Basketball. He will lose a year of eligibility but could also transfer close to Houston, Texas. His father is currently the director of basketball operations at the University of Houston.
A scholarship was just freed-up by released guard Fabyon Harris, and Young to Houston does make sense.
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