The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for July 11, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring Chris Silva's impending visit, JayVaughn Pinkston is like a fine wine, and looking ahead to next year's Big East.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! I'm not exactly sure what happened, but we've got more Villanova news - and from some of our favorite outlets - than I can remember in the past few weeks. These summer spikes are such a tease. You would think we're gearing up for preseason with the amount of coverage we got this week.

Oh yeah, and we're one of the greenest colleges in the country. Horray!

And now, the "news."

Tough finish to 29-win season serves as motivation for Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard | CollegeBasketballTalk
After posting improved numbers in 2013-14, the rising senior guard is looking to make strides as a leader to help account for the loss of James Bell.

Chris Silva eyeing Villanova visit in August | Philly.com
The 6-foot-9, 210-pound senior power forward from Roselle Park, NJ, said he’s looking for a familial atmosphere for his landing spot for college.

Yarou attending Sixers camp | The Morning Call
Mouphtaou Yarou can't help but think big. When you're 6-foot-10 and 255 pounds, it comes naturally. The former Villanova center is attending the Philadelphia 76ers rookie/free agent camp this week.

Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston only gets better with age | Big East Coast Bias
If the trend remains true to point, the best is still yet to come for rising senior JayVaughn Pinkston.

Villanova commit Tim Delaney making changes | City of Basketball Love
Tim Delaney has been in the spotlight before, as the first committed recruit for the 2015 Villanova recruit class. Now, he has some big changes coming up as he begins to prepare for his senior season.

College hoops summer catchup: Big East Conference | SBNation.com
Our summer catchup series continues with a Big East Conference looking to shake the negative perception that has lingered after a rough debut season.

Villanova's green efforts pay off again | Philly.com
Villanova University can add a new school color to its blue and white: green.

Wisconsin, Villanova among best passing college basketball teams | ESPN
Below are three teams likely to be among the best passing outfits in the country in 2014-15 -- and a couple that could rank among the worst.

African-American trailblazers in Philly college hoops | Philadelphia Daily News

A look at the men who broke the color barrier in Big 5 basketball.

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