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Providence Basketball: Friars get first 2024 commit in PG Daquan Davis

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New Providence Basketball head coach Kim English and his DMV ties proved to be useful in the recruitment of four-star Daquan Davis, ultimately winning out.

When Kim English was hired to lead Providence Basketball, he was tasked with building a roster capable of remaining on the same level as his predecessor, Ed Cooley. And he’s done a good job of that, retaining the likes of Bryce Hopkins and Devin Carter. He also added a few transfers from George Mason, including Josh Oduro.

The roster is good for next season but the future also needs to be addressed. And the Friars have started on that with Daquan Davis, a consensus top-150 prospect from Baltimore, Maryland. He’s a 6’1 ball-handler that’s a good athlete and capable scorer.

When Davis announced his final four list of teams, it looked as if Maryland would have the edge over the likes of Mississippi State, Notre Dame, and even the Friars. Many players from the “DMV” area tend to stay local and not leave. But English, who comes from George Mason, was able to use his great recruiting ability to land a key target in the 2024 class.

And Davis may not have to wait too long before getting minutes as a freshman. Point guard is the one position of question right now, as Jayden Pierre, top-50 freshman Garwey Dual, and the currently suspended Alyn Breed are the current options to run the offense. None of them has played big minutes at the D-I and Big East level and there’s an outside chance that Dual, viewed as the most talented of the group, could be a “one and done” prospect.

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Davis is the first official commitment for Providence and looks for them to add a few more, as power forward and center as positions of need as well. But one thing that Coach English has never been criticized before is his ability to recruit, so expect more quality pickups from the Friars going forward.