Noah Horchler announced that he will be returning to Friartown for one final season with the Providence Friars. This announcement comes on the heals of Nate Watson announcing that he is returning for a 5th year, thus cementing the PC frontcourt with its two best bigs from last season.
After transferring to Providence College from North Florida last year, Horchler was supposed to use his final season of eligibility to play for Ed Cooley. However, with the NCAA granting a blanket waiver to Winter athletes to be eligible for one additional year, Noah jumped at the chance to take care of some unfinished business with the boys.
For the season, Noah finished with the following stats (team ranking in parenthesis):
26 games (T-1st)
6.7 ppg (4th)
5.7 rpg (3rd)
0.5 bpg (T-2nd)
41.9% 3-Pt FG (26-62) (1st)
While it is certainly good to hear that a player who was Top-5 on the team in most stats, his play down the stretch of last season was even more impressive. Just compare his last 9 games vs. his full-season numbers.
43.9% 3-Pt FG (18-41)
Also, first on the team with that flowing masterpiece…
Without a true off-season last year, it appeared that it took a little time for Noah to get acclimated to his new teammates and Cooley’s offense but by the home stretch he looked like he’d been playing there for his whole college career.
“I am excited to announce that I will be coming back to Providence College for the 2021-22 season. I enjoyed the challenge of playing in the Big East and I would like to experience it again by competing for a Big East title next season.”– Noah Horchler
Now, can we please get the throwback black uniforms into the rotation next season. I mean, honestly!
Welcome back Cobra Kai!