On the trail with UConn's Kevin Ollie and Ed Cooley of Providence

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie and Providence head coach Ed Cooley watching Mass Rivals.

Two key figures in New England area college basketball sat near each other court side Wednesday night in suburban Philadelphia, as UConn coach Kevin Ollie and Providence coach Ed Cooley watched some of their top recruits at the Summer Classic East.​


Providence is recruiting two Mass Rivals team members, 6'9 center Goodluck Okonoboh and 6'3 point guard Kaleb Joseph. UConn is also recruiting Okonoboh. Also in this event, Expressions Elite's 6'3 shooting guard Jared Terrell and 6'8 power forward Abdul-Malik Abu are being recruited by UConn and Providence. Both teams have also offered another Summer Classic East attendee in Connecticut Basketball Club's 7'2 center Pascal Chukwu. All five players are rated 4 stars by rivals.