With Niagara transfer Antoine Mason choosing Auburn over Providence last week, PC's search for additional guard help for 2014 continues. One recruit on the radar is Armel Potter, a 6'1" point guard from Marietta, GA (Sprayberry HS) who had de-committed from Florida Atlantic. ScoutFriars.com chatted with Armel about his game and where his recruitment stands.
ScoutFriars: I understand Providence is showing you interest. Have they offered you?
Potter: No, they are just showing high interest.
ScoutFriars: I read you'll be visiting Tennessee Tech this weekend. Any plans to visit Providence?
Potter: No plans as of right now, but I would like to visit Providence soon.
ScoutFriars: Who else is recruiting you at this point?
Potter: Winthrop, Ball State, Appalachian State, Niagara, Iona and some other mid majors.
ScoutFriars: How strongly would you consider Providence if they offer?
Potter: They would definitely be one of my top schools.
ScoutFriars: Could you describe your game - strengths/weaknesses? I've heard you are a good scorer for a PG.
Potter: Yeah, I can score the ball but I can also be a real good point guard. My strengths - I can shoot and handle the ball real good, finish well also. My weaknesses are that I need to get stronger and faster, which I am working on now.
ScoutFriars: Which coach is recruiting you from Providence?
Potter: Coach Blaney.
ScoutFriars: Has he talked to you about what your role would be on the team? Would you play primarily point, or also off the ball since the team lost Josh Fortune at SG?
Potter: Combo guard, but really just a scoring point guard.
ScoutFriars: You had committed to Florida Atlantic, correct? Did you decommit due to the coaching change, or also to get high major offers?
Potter: Coaching change.
ScoutFriars: What would you say are the most important factors for you in choosing a new school?
Potter: Coaching staff, style of play, teammates.
ScoutFriars: Fast paced style?
ScoutFriars: When do you plan on making a decision?
Potter: I would like to do it between these next two weeks but I may push it to the end of the month.
ScoutFriars: You'll see if you can get a visit in to Providence before deciding?
Potter: Yes, because I am very interested in Providence.
Other 2014 Recruit Updates:
Tramaine Isabell: 6'1" PG decommit from Washington St. He is scheduled to Missouri on June 19th. Reportedly down to PC and Missouri.
Tyree Chambers: 6'2" guard from Germany. Kevin McNamara reported that PC recently hosted a German guard for a visit, and it was later revealed that Chambers was the guard. ScoutFriars spoke to a European scout about Chambers. He said that Tyree played in the German U19 league for Bayreuth. He was not a big time player in that league but he "did ok." He described Chambers as a real combo guard. More a driver than shooter, but can make the three-ball. The scout was quite surprised that Chambers is getting recruited by a program such as Providence. He did not expect Tyree at that level. Apparently the coaches like his potential. His guess is that Chambers would not get many minutes in his first year.
Ricky Council: 6'4" SG from Durham, NC (Northern HS). Have heard of some possible interest in Council, reportedly a very good shooter, but Wake Forest may be the school to beat if they offer.
Nick Faust: 6'6" SG transferring from Maryland for his senior year. Providence was listed as one of 5 potential destinations for Faust, but Jeff Goodman tweeted that he may end up transferring to Long Beach State, according to multiple sources on ESPN.
2015 Recruit Updates:
Steve Enoch: 6'9" power forward from Norwalk High (Conn). According to a story on scouthoops.com, Enoch has been offered by Connecticut, Memphis, Kansas State, Arizona State, URI and Drexel, following early interest from PC, Creighton, and VCU. Many other high majors have called to inquire about him. The plan is to get it down to 10 schools by the end of the summer.
Donovan Mitchell: 6'3" guard from Brewster Academy. Tweeted he had great visits to Georgia Tech and Florida St. this past weekend. Also received an offer from Indiana. Due to visit PC June 27-28.
Dupree McBrayer: The 6'3" SG from the Patrick School (NJ) reportedly received an offer from PC last week following a visit. He visited Seton Hall on Monday and is expected to visit URI Tuesday.
Recruiting Wrap: Armel Potter
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