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Monday / July 22.
  • Providence adds South Carolina transfer Justin Minaya

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Providence officially announced the addition of South Carolina graduate transfer Justin Minaya, who committed April 26.

    The 6-foot-6 New Jersey native averaged 7.0 points and 6.3 rebounds as a junior at South Carolina. He will have up to two years of eligibility remaining. He is the son of former Mets GM Omar Minaya.

    “I just felt it was a great fit and I get along well with coach [Ed] Cooley,” he said.

    “We are looking forward to having Justin Minaya as part of the Friar family next season,” Cooley said.  “Justin has played at a high level for the last four seasons.  He has seen a lot of action in the SEC over his career.  He has started 75 of the 79 games during his college career.  Justin is an excellent rebounder and will bring a tough defensive presence to our lineup.  He is a quality individual and he will be another veteran leader on our roster.”

    The Friars previously added Indiana grad transfer Al Durham. Noah Horchler and Nate Watson also both announced they will return to campus.

    Providence also adds power forwards Rafael Castro and Legend Geeter in the 2021 class.

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    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.

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