If there were any doubts of Providence being a destination for elite talent, or if Kim English could recruit in a crowded Big East, then think again. For the first time since Ricky Ledo and Kris Dunn back in 2012, a highly touted and ranked prospect is coming to the 401. After various visits, Putnam Science Academy Center opted for Providence over Big East conference rival Creighton, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma.
For those who aren't familiar with Erhunmwunse’s (er-hun-mwun-see for those who don't speak Nigerian), he was a top-20 prospect according to Rivals.com and a top-30 prospect according to ESPN, while also being a four-star center across the board. A massive defensive upgrade, and he will follow a long line of successful Friars centers like John Thompson, Marty Conlon and Nate Watson.
— he received a four-star grade from each major internet scouting service. He’s a 6-foot-9-inch left-hander who projects as a shot-blocking factor at the rim on the defensive end. Erhunmwunse’s offensive game is a bit of a work in progress, but athletic frontcourt players like him tend to be in heavy demand regardless of deficiencies that can improve with time. Imagine him lined up with Bryce Hopkins and Garwey Dual next season (fingers crossed).