4-Star SF AJ Reeves Commits to Providence over Virginia, Villanova, Louisville

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 25, 2017

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AJ Reeves, a 4-star small forward from the Brimmer and May School in Massachusetts, committed to Providence on Sunday according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports and Corey Evans of Rivals.com.

Reeves, who stands 6'6" and weighs 185 pounds, also had offers from Louisville, Providence, Villanova, Virginia and UConn. He's considered the No. 13 small forward in the country and the No. 49 player overall, according to Scout.com.

The commitment is an excellent addition for the Friars. As Evans noted, "A knockdown shooter with an over 35-inch vertical leap, Reeves should create major headaches on the perimeter thanks to his shot making abilities, athleticism and potential as a wing defender."

It's also the chance for the program to build on 2017's No. 16 ranked recruiting class, per Scout, that included three 4-star prospects: Makai Ashton-Langford, Nate Watson and Dajour Dickens.

Evans also reported the Friars were still hot on the trail for David Duke, a 4-star shooting guard. If Providence is able to pair Reeves and Duke in this year's class with Ashton-Langford, Watson and Dickens—along with last season's freshmen, Alpha Diallo and and Kalif Young—the Friars could be a dangerous team in the Big East in the near future.

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