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Sunday / February 19.

Providence Sends Whole Staff to Watch Mitchell

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Providence head coach Ed Cooley and his whole staff were on hand Sunday night at the Hoophall Classic to watch Donovan Mitchell, a 6-foot-3 2015 combo guard from Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

“It was really nice,” Mitchell told after scoring 13 points in Brewster’s 91-73 victory over Wilbraham & Monson. “It shows that they are really interested in me.”

Mitchell also recently visited Florida and has taken in a UConn game. He currently holds offers from Iowa, Providence, Boston College, Cincinnati, Creighton, Maryland, UConn, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Fordham, Florida and Marquette with interest from Kansas.

UCLA coach Steve Alford was also on hand to watch Brewster forward and 2014 Bruins commit Jonah Bolden, who went for 9 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks in the win.

Providence, meantime, is expected to watch 2014 St. Anthony point guard Tarin Smith on Monday at the Hoophall.  Smith told last week he could make a decision soon.

On Saturday, Smith went for 15 points when St. Anthony beat Blair Academy, 45-38, at the Dan Finn Classic in Jersey City, N.J.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.