Five Star 2019 basketball recruit Armando Bacot will be taking an unofficial visit to Providence on October 6th, following an unofficial to Villanova the weekend prior, on September 30th per Elevate Hoops’ Julius Kim.
Five-star Armando Bacot will attend Duke’s Countdown to Craziness. Will take unofficials to Villanova on 9/30 & Providence 10/6 pic.twitter.com/FyxsVShDNd
— Julius Kim (@JKimElevate) September 16, 2017
Bacot is currently ranked as a consensus Top-25 player and comes in at 16th on 247Sports, 24th on ESPN, and 21st on Scout. Bacot has a plethora of offers, including ones from Duke, Kansas, Louisville, UNC, UCLA, Virginia, Villanova and Oregon, among many others.
Providence being included in the discussion with the elite programs for one of the top recruits in the country for 2019, tells you all you need to know about where Ed Cooley has positioned Providence in the National college basketball landscape. After already landing a Top-50 recruit in A.J. Reeves this year in the 2018 class, and a Top-40 and Top-70 recruit in Makai Ashton-Langford and Nate Watson last year in the 2017 class, it may now be the new normal that Providence is mentioned (and seriously considered) alongside the blue bloods.
Bacot plays his High School ball at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Virginia and with Team Loaded VA on the Adidas Gauntlet. Standing 6’9” and all of 225 pounds, Armando is a LEGIT big man.
I’m pretty sure I’m eventually going to photoshop this picture if Bacot ends up as a part of the Friars.
As for Bacot’s game…
He has every single thing that you look for in a big. He can go right, he can go left, he can play D, he can block shots, he can body his guy, he can lay it up soft, and his post moves are incredibly advanced for a guy his age. He has amazing footwork and the athleticism to run the floor in an uptempo game. I can’t remember the last time I was this impressed with a High School big guy that was considering Providence, but I can certainly get used to it.
Let’s make the big fella feel welcome when he comes on Columbus Weekend Friars!