By Michael Scotto: @MikeAScotto
After losing to Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament ending the Providence Friars season, Vincent Council sat at his locker room with his head held high. Despite finishing the season at 15-17 overall and a 4-14 record in the Big East, the junior point guard took many positives from the team’s transition season.
“Altogether I think we had a good year, we grew up together. We had ups and downs at the beginning of the year. I’ve seen a lot of people grow, a lot of freshmen who had a great year… I think we all had a great year as a family,” said Council.
Heading into his senior season, Council expects to rise to the head of the class amongst Big East point guards. “In my own opinion I think I’m the best,” said Council.
After leading the team in points (15.9), assists (7.5), and steals (1.3) per game, Council will work diligently to fulfill his claim as the best point guard in the Big East. Council said he’ll work on getting stronger, improving his three-point shot, and making better decisions as a facilitator during the summer.
If all goes according to plan, Council and the Friars will have a different ending at Madison Square Garden during next year’s Big East Tournament. “Everyone knows the mecca of basketball is Madison Square Garden where great things happen,” said Council.
Both Council and the Friars expect “great things” heading into next year with a highly touted recruiting freshman class and the return of Bryce Cotton, LaDontae Henton, and Kadeem Betts.
For the full 2-minute interview click here: Vincent Council Interview.