The Providence Friars have a rich history, and while they have never won a National Championship, they have been home to some of the game’s all-time greats.
Here is the Providence College all-time lineup. There are some snubs, no doubt, but each of these players contributed in a major way to Providence’s legacy.
Guard: Jimmy Walker
Walker is one of the game’s greatest mysteries. He averaged 23 points as a junior and led the nation with 30 points per game during his senior year. Walker is the Friar’s second all-time scoring leader with 2,045 points, all without the benefit of a three-point line. He was a three-time All-American.
Guard: Ernie DeGregorio
The slick point guard helped the Friars dramatically from 1971-73. He is PC’s all-time assist leader with 267 and eighth all-time leading scorer with 1,760 career points. He was also a three-time All-American and ended up winning the Lapchick as the nation’s most outstanding senior.
Forward: Marvin Barnes
“Bad News” had a lot of negative attention off the court, but on the court he was a force. Barnes averaged 17.9 rebounds per game and even had a game when he grabbed 34 boards.
Forward: Ryan Gomes
After UCONN snubbed him, he made life a living hell for Big East opponents. He is the Friars’ all-time leading scorer and was named to several first team All-American lists following his remarkable junior season.
Center: Marty Conlon
Conlon was a member of the team’s Final Four run. A journeyman in the NBA, Conlon played with several teams.