The Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Omni Hotel in Providence.
Three former Friars will have their numbers raised to the rafters on Feb. 14 and a dinner on Feb. 13.
Providence introduced the 2014-15 men's and women's basketball teams.
Team held its annual banquet on Saturday at the Marriott
The three former Friars had their jerseys put into the rafters at halftime on Saturday.
There's little doubt that Jimmy Walker is the greatest player ever at Providence College. Still the second all-time leading scorer with 2045 points in just three seasons, all before the advent of the three-point field goal, Walker was a three-time All-American who was considered the second coming of Oscar Robertson. Physically strong and tremendously gifted, Walker turned the point guard position into a deadly scoring weapon for the Friars in the middle 1960's. Along the way he set scoring records for single game, season and career. In 1967 he became the only Friar to average over 30 points a game in leading the NATION in scoring. Walker was PC's and New England basketball's only Number One draft choice of the NBA. He remains the only Providence College player to ever be selected first in the draft.
A prolific scorer while at Providence, Jimmy Walker picked up where he left off in the NBA. The first overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 1967 NBA Draft, Walker averaged 16.7 points per game over his nine-year career. A two-time all-star selection, Walker could score from anywhere on the court, and consistently recorded 20 points per game during the peak of his career. Even with his ability to put the ball in the basket, Walker never strayed from the team concept. Walker partnered with a number of star players, including Dave Bing in Detroit and Nate Archibald in Kansas City-Omaha, and his ability to play unselfish basketball improved the teams that he played on. He was a two-time All-Star and scored 11,655 points in his career. Walker retired from the NBA in 1976.
Official StoreOfficial Online
LaDontae Henton Named BIG...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- It was announced today (Feb. 23) that Providence senior forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) was named BIG EAST Player of the Week. ...
Ed Cooley Radio Show To Air ...
The Providence College men's basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley and Sports Radio WEEI 103.7 FM will hold the next Ed Cooley Radio Show live at Audi Warwick,...
Men's Basketball Plays...
Kris Dunn Named One of 17...
It was announced today that Providence sophomore point guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) was named one of 17 finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which is...
Great Promotions to Finish...
The Providence College Athletic Department is excited about some upcoming promotions at Friar home games.
Men's Basketball Wins At...
The Providence College Friars earned an 84-57 win at DePaul on February 18 in BIG EAST men's basketball action. The Friars were paced by senior LaDontae...
LaDontae Henton Named One Of...
It was announced today that Providence senior forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) was named one of 15 finalist for the Julius Erving Award, which is...
Men's Basketball Travels...