Providence offers New Hampton's Auguste

New Hampton (N.H.) power forward Zach Auguste told ESPN's Paul Biancardi this afternoon that he was offered a scholarship from new Providence head coach Ed Cooley.

Auguste, a 6-foot-9 Marlborough native, visited the Friars unofficially for the second time earlier this week and sat down with Cooley and his staff.

"Coach Cooley is a very real person," Auguste said. "He's personable and real and I felt very comfortable with him and his whole staff. They see me as a guy who can help the program immediately. Plus, basketball is like church there (at PC), everybody goes."

Auguste also mentioned that he speaks three languages fluently (Greek, French Creole and English) and hopes to major in business, possibly internationally, a major which Providence offers.

Auguste also holds offers from Notre Dame, Boston College, UMass, Wake Forest, Virginia, DePaul, Oregon State and Penn State. He is also garnering attention from West Virginia, Syracuse, Kansas, Georgia Tech and Alabama.