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Monmouth adds Providence transfer Brice Kofane

King Rice

Monmouth head coach King Rice shouts to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall in Newark, N.J., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Seton Hall won 82-66. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Monmouth added a significant transfer on Friday when former Providence forward Brice Kofane opted to commit to King Rice’s program. The 6-foot-8 Kofane is a junior who will be eligible right away after graduating from Providence after Kofane appeared in 21 games last season for the Friars.

Kofane took to Twitter to make his declaration to Monmouth:

With Monmouth struggling to an 11-21 finish last season, adding an experienced Big East player like Kofane should really help. Kofane only played 4.4 minutes per game in his junior season and should get more playing time with the Hawks.

Monmouth also returns two 6-foot-10 freshmen in Zac Tillman, who started all 32 games last season, and Chris Brady.

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