Today in the Morning Rumble, Providence lands a key recruit, M.J. Cage is staying on the West Coast and Ja'Quan Newton worked out with LeBron James.
Providence has found their replacement for future lottery pick, Kris Dunn, in 2016 as Richmond, VA native Maliek White committed to the school on Sunday evening. The three-star prospect also considered Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
This is good news for the Johnnies as the Friars were thought to be the biggest threat to grab Brooklyn four-star point guard Shamorie Ponds. Ponds could still choose Ed Cooley and company but Red Storm fans can breathe a little easier this morning.
Three-star center M.J. Cage, who's dad Michael played in the NBA, chose Oregon over San Diego State, Arizona, Gonzaga, UCLA and USC, amongst others. The native of Santa Ana, CA has a solid frame, long arms and good touch and is expected to improve the Ducks front court in 2016.
In more recruiting news, Auburn is stacking it's program with talent as they landed 2017 big man Austin Wiley. Bruce Pearl received commitments from two top 100 players in 2016, Mustapha Heron and Jared Harper, but adding Wiley is their first verbal in 2017.
The Alabama native is ranked 38 in ESPN's Top 100 recruiting list for 2017 but he has a chance to mold into one of the top players in the class with hard work. Wiley is long, strong and physical on the block and has a chance to build his muscle mass when he gets on campus at Auburn.
This is an awesome way to spend your offseason if your Ja'Quan Newton of Miami. LeBron James has been working out in South Beach in anticipation for the new NBA season that will begin in November and Newton spent one day last week playing with the greatest player on the planet.
Newton will be apart of a very interesting Miami team that has experience, toughness and momentum coming off a nice run in the NIT last March.
Devin Davis was kicked out of Indiana following a marijuana rest but he is now cleared to play for Odessa College in Texas. Davis was involved in an alcohol related accident when Emmitt Holt, his former teammate, hit him with a car in a parking lot last offseason. The guard was unable to participate in any of the Hoosiers' games because of a head injury but now he is all set to make an impact at the JUCO level to build on his struggling career.