Providence garnered an early verbal from Gerard Brown, a wing guard from Baltimore , Maryland, Douglass High School. Gerard averaged 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the 28-0 Douglass championship team. He was pursued by Uconn, Syracuse, WVU and Umass. Providence is pursuing two other of his Douglass teammates. In other news Pitt lost out on Detroit All American guard, Brandon Jenkins, to the Louisville Cardinals. Jenkins who was perceived to be a Pitt lean after the early verbal of his buddy Walter Waters opted for the fast break Cardinal style of play.

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