Men’s Basketball Student-Athletes David Duke, A.J. Reeves, Jimmy Nichols And Kris Monroe Each Sign A National Letter of Intent to Attend PC

Nov. 9, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College men’s basketball coach Ed Cooley announced today (November 9) that student-athletes David Duke (Providence, R.I.), A.J. Reeves (Roxbury, Mass.), Jimmy Nichols (Conway, S.C.), and Kris Monroe (Raleigh, N.C.) each signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College beginning in the fall of 2018. The four student-athletes formulate a highly anticipated Friar recruiting class, which is ranked in the top-30 by (No. 30), (No. 13), and (No. 11).

Duke, a 6-foot-5-inch, 175-pound guard attends Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., where he is coached by James Cormier. As a junior, Duke averaged 16.0 points per game. While at Cushing, Duke became one of the more highly coveted recruits in the country. Duke played AAU basketball for Mass Rivals. A Providence native, Duke is rated as a four-star recruit by,, and (No. 54), Rivals (No. 37), and 247sports (No. 61) all have Duke as a top-100 national recruit. He is ranked as the sixth best point guard in the nation by and ranks him as the eighth best point guard in the class of 2018.

Reeves, a 6-foot-6-inch, 195-pound shooting guard attends Brimmer and May out of Chestnut Hill, Mass., where he is coached by Tom Nelson. He played AAU basketball for Mass Rivals. Reeves shot 45.7 percent from behind the three-point line this past spring on the Adidas Gauntlet Circuit. Reeves is rated as a four-star recruit by every major recruiting site including No. 45 overall by Rivals. (No. 53) and (No. 56) also have Reeves ranked as a top-60 recruit. He is ranked as the No. 8 shooting guard in the nation by and

Nichols, a 6-foot-9-inch, 200-pound forward attends Conway High School in Conway, S.C. While playing for Head Coach Michael Hopkins, Nichols averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior. He was voted a Class 5A All-Star by South Carolina state basketball coaches and played for the Gardner Road AAU team. Nichols is a three-star recruit by and and ranked as the No. 4 recruit (247sports) out of South Carolina.



Monroe, a 6-foot-7-inch, 220-pound forward attends St. David’s School in Raleigh, N.C. Monroe had a big junior season playing under Head Coach Will Coley, averaging 18.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. Monroe played for the Team Wall AAU program. He is ranked as a three-star recruit by,, and Monroe is ranked as the No. 16 recruit in North Carolina by ESPN.

“We are excited to welcome David, A.J., Jimmy and Kris to the Friar family starting next season,” Cooley said. “They each are special talents as players while also bringing a terrific work ethic to our lineup. All four will be key contributors, help us to grow as a program, and will allow us to continue to compete on a national level.”


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