Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former Wake Forest center Carson Desrosiers made the call on Tuesday.
The7-footer from Windham, N.H., picked Providence over Vanderbilt and Oregon State.
“Just committed to PC,” he said by text. “I connected with Coach [Ed] Cooley instantly and everybody’s excited for the immediate future of PC basketball, including myself.”
He will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting one season.
Desrosiers played in all 31 games with 16 starts this past season. He averaged 4.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. In 62 career games, Desrosiers averaged 4.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.
“I will bring a different look at the five man than what PC has had in the past,” he said. “I will be able to spread the floor to open up the paint as well as post up. I will be a presence in the paint defensively.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.