Welcome to 'Nova Nation!
Kris Jenkins signed the dotted line for Villanova.— Alex Schwartz (@NorthstarBball) November 15, 2012
Signed my NLI. Officially a Wildcat!! #NovaNation— Josh Hart (@TeamNike_Hart) November 14, 2012
At this point, Villanova's Recruiting Class for this year's seniors is not complete. Jay Wright is still very much involved in the recruitment of Tyler Roberson, one of the top 10 unsigned players in the country. He'll announce on his college decision on Friday.
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Two products of the metropolitan Washington, D.C., region have inked national letters of intent to become Villanova Wildcats, it was announced today. Guard Josh Hart, 6-5, of Sidwell Friends School, and forward Kris Jenkins, 6-6, Gonzaga High School, are set to enroll in the fall of 2013.
Hart averaged 20.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a junior in 2011-12. The versatile swingman played his AAU basketball for Team Takeover.
"Josh Hart is a complete player who can play any position," stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. "He and his family will be great Villanovans for life. Josh is an outstanding player and student coming from Sidwell Friends and having been coached by Eric Singletary."
Jenkins is ranked No. 73 in the ESPN top 100 listing of the class of 2013. As a junior, he averaged 20.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per outing. The native of Washington, D.C. played his AAU basketball for D.C. Assault.
"We're thrilled to have Kris Jenkins join the Villanova family," stated Wright. "He brings incredible skill, toughness and great basketball IQ. He comes from a tremendous program with a great coach in Steve Turner. He will be a favorite of the Nova Nation."
Hart and Jenkins will add to a rich legacy of Wildcats from the metropolitan region of Washington that includes former standouts George Raveling, George Leftwich, Larry, Keith and Reggie Herron, Dwayne Anderson, Dante Cunningham and Scottie Reynolds.