Departing Big East Impact Players

Corey Stokes is one of many noteable Big East players who have played their last college game.

As we move on from the end of another Villanova basketball season, it's time to start looking at, not only what the Wildcats are losing, but also the competition.  Last year, I dwelled on the St. Mary's loss and what could've been for too long, but the end to this year has me looking to the future already.  Instead of ranting about who to blame, the lack of leadership on the 2010-2011 squad, etc., my attention is on the next wave of Cats

Much of the success/failure for next year's team depends on what other Big East teams will look like come October.  Below is a list of the notable Big East players who will not be on a college court next season due to graduation or the likelihood of going pro. 

More after The Jump.

All in all, the Big East is losing is a ton of talent.  Although most of the names are not true studs, don't underestimate the depth that will be missing next year.  I really think the Big East is going to come back down to Earth next season, and be on par with the other major conferences.  Nonetheless, many young players and incoming recruits will have a chance to shine.  It's always cool to see the kids who make a noticeable impression right off the bat, but it's also interesting to follow who develops over the course of a season.  Much more to come on the departing seniors for Villanova, as well as what to expect from Jay Wright's 2011-2012 team. 

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