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Providence Lands 2013 Forward Rodney Bullock

Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

The Providence Friars will feature a number of newcomers next season, but on Wednesday morning, head coach Ed Cooley landed his first verbal commitment from the high school senior class of 2013. Rodney Bullock will be a Friar.

Cooley, who is now entering his second season at Providence, reeled in a number of transfers this past off-season, in addition to welcoming in one of the nation’s most elite freshmen classes.

However, expectations have taken a hit for Cooley and the Friars as incoming freshmen Ricky Ledo and Kris Dunn have had their issues. Dunn, who is  still recovery from off-season shoulder surgery, may be able to make a return this year around mid-season, but Ledo is ineligible to suit up per an NCAA ruling earlier this month.

With that being said, the future for the Friars remains undoubtedly bright and Bullock is only the latest addition moving forward. Standing at 6-foot-7, Bullock hails from Virginia where he is preparing for his senior season at Kecoughtan H.S. (VA).

Just last weekend, Bullock visited the Providence campus and it wasn’t long after his return home to Virginia that Bullock chose to inform the Friars of his decision. Following the official visit, Bullock was sold, reportedly calling Cooley at 6 a.m. to pledge his decision.

Bullock is known as a combo forward who presents a wide array of offensive tools and the ability to score from all over the court. In fact, Bullock is entering his senior season  at Kecoughtan with 1,114 points already under his belt.

Bullock ran with the Virginia Assault during his time on the AAU circuit.

 

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