When Ed Cooley was hired from Fairfield as Providence’s new head coach, there were some questions regarding his ability to recruit top-flight talent.
Those concerns will be alleviated on Wednesday, as sources have told CBSSports.com that Kris Dunn will announce for Providence over Connecticut.
Dunn, the No. 1 point guard in CBSSports.com’s 2012 rankings, will be on the Friars’ campus on Wednesday. He recently trimmed his list to Providence and UConn, with Louisville and Marquette among the main schools left off his list.
Dunn is a 6-foot-3 New London (Conn.) product who was one of the fastest-rising players on the spring and summer AAU circuit. He has great size for the position, and his explosiveness is unparalleled in the class. Dunn can get by his defender at will, penetrating into the teeth of the defense and making plays for himself and teammates.
His commitment does wonders for Providence, which is also pursuing several other marquee players. Chief among them is Ricardo Ledo, who cut his list to five earlier this week and will likely take an unofficial visit to Providence on Wednesday.
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