Villanova Basketball Recruiting 2015 Big Board: July 2014 Edition

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Your monthly offseason update on Villanova's 2015 recruiting effort.

Welcome to the offseason! The 2015 board will occur on the first weekday of the month, and the 2016 board will be posted on roughly the 15th of the month.

The Villanova Wildcats are currently sitting pretty, as they say, with regards to recruiting. They've got two commitments lined up in the 2015 cycle already with guard Donte DiVincenzo and forward Tim Delaney - now Jay Wright can turn his full attention to more elite targets that might want to ply their trade on the Main Line.

H/T to Mike, we've got a nice graphic of the roster outlook, so you can get a good feel for how the next few years will play out. It is way too early to bank on a certain number of scholarships available, but it feels like Villanova will be after at least one more prospect - and God willing - 2 or 3 more so that they use their full allotment of scholarships available.

Roster_outlook

Backcourt

Ryan Arcidiacono and Dylan Ennis will have 1 year of eligibility remaining when this class is on campus, but with Phil Booth and Donte DiVincenzo in the fold Jay Wright has a good stable of young ballhandlers. Another one wouldn't hurt, while an off-ball scorer will also remain a priority.

Target Height/Weight Recruiting Profiles Others Trending
Donte DiVincenzo

Wilmington, DE

Salesianum School : Team Final

6'3", 170 lbs.

Rivals (4-star)

Scout (3-star)

ESPN (4-star)

247sports (4-star)

VILLANOVA COMMIT

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DiVincenzo committed in early January and gives Jay Wright an athletic combo-guard that can both score and distribute.

Jalen Brunson

Lincolnshire, IL

Stevenson HS : Mac Irvin Fire

6'2", 175 lbs.

Rivals (5-star)

Scout (4-star)

ESPN (4-star)

247sports (4-star)

Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas

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Temple tapped Rick Brunson for an assistant coaching gig, but before an official announcement could be made, the father of Jalen Brunson was arrested on sexual assault charges. Temple has not yet commented on the matter.

Bryant Crawford

Kensington, MD

Gonzaga (DC) : Team Takeover

6'2", 160 lbs.

Scout (4*)

Rivals (4*)

ESPN (4*)

Georgetown, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland

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Crawford took an unofficial visit to Villanova on 6/10, and reportedly enjoyed the visit.

Trey Lowe

Trenton, NJ

Ewing : Team Final

6'6", 175 lbs.

Rivals (3-star)

ESPN (NR)

247sports (NR)

Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Joseph's (PA), Temple

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Lowe took an unofficial visit to 'Nova in early June, but (somewhat surprisingly) left without an offer from Jay Wright.

Isaiah Briscoe

Newark, NJ

Roselle Catholic : NJ Playaz

6'4", 205 lbs.

Rivals (5-star)

Scout (4-star)

ESPN (4-star)

247sports (4-star)

Arizona, Syracuse, Indiana, Florida, St. John's

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Briscoe announced his final 7 schools in late June, and Villanova made the cut. It would be a surprise if 'Nova made his final 3 at the end of the summer, but they're still in the arena.

Levan Alston

Haverford, PA

Haverford School : Team Final

6'3", 170 lbs.

Rivals (3-star)

Scout (3-star)

ESPN (3-star)

247sports (3-star)

Temple, St. Joseph's (PA), Witchita State, VCU, Notre Dame

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Alston has added offers from several programs in recent weeks, but Villanova doesn't appear close to offering.

Chris Clover

Philadelphia, PA

St. Joseph's Prep : Philly Pride

6'4", 200 lbs.

ESPN (NR)

247sports (NR)

Drexel, Penn, Temple, St. Joseph's (PA)

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Clover looks more and more like a plan B option at this time, and has stated before that he will look strongly at leaving the Philadelphia area for college.

Derrick Jones

Radnor, PA

Archbishop Carroll : WE-R-1

6'6", 180 lbs.

Rivals (4-star)

ESPN (5-star)

247 (5-star)

Syracuse, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland

Villanova is still actively working on Jones, and sent coaches to the Pitt Jam Fest to watch him play. He's supremely athletic, but his game isn't very polished right now.

Josh Reaves

Fairfax, VA

Paul VI Catholic : Team Takeover

6'4", 185 lbs.

Rivals (3-star)

Scout (4-star)

ESPN (NR)

247sports (3-star)

N/A

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Reaves committed to Penn State on July 1st - Dwayne Anderson led the recruitment.

Malachi Richardson

Roselle, NJ

Trenton Catholic : Team Final

6'5", 195 lbs.

Rivals (4-star)

Scout (5-star)

ESPN (5-star)

247sports (4-star)

N/A

Richardson committed to the Orange over Villanova, Arizona, UConn, Indiana and Rutgers in December.

Franklin Howard

Fairfax, VA

Paul VI Catholic : Team Takeover

6'4", 175 lbs.

Rivals (4-star)

Scout (4-star)

ESPN (4-star)

247sports (4-star)

N/A

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Howard committed to Syracuse in mid-April over Georgetown, Maryland, NC State, Ohio State and Virginia.

Frontcourt

Delaney being in the fold so early is a big plus as it allows Jay Wright to get aggressive with a second and (God willing) third frontline target.

Player Height/Weight Recruiting Profiles Others Trending

Tim Delaney

Pitman, NJ

Blair Academy : WE-R-1

6'8", 225 lbs. VILLANOVA COMMIT

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Delaney just announced that he will transfer from Pitman High School to Blair Academy for his senior season.

Chris Silva

Roselle, NJ

Roselle Catholic : NJ Roadrunners

6'9", 210 lbs.

Rivals (3-star)
Scout (4-star)
ESPN (NR)
247sports (4-star)

Syracuse, Creighton
Cincinnati, Seton Hall, SMU, Miami (FL)

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It's a 100% 'Nova prediction for Silva on 247sports, and the big man recently said that Villanova was one of the schools on him the hardest. With Diagne off the board to Syracuse, could Villanova be close to landing a second post player?

Ernest Aflakpui

Wayne, PA

Archbishop Carroll : WE-R-1

6'9", 225 lbs.

Rivals (3-star)

Scout (3-star)

ESPN (3-star)

247sports (3-star)

Temple, San Diego St., La Salle, St. Joseph's (PA)

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A true center prospect, Aflakpui reports an offer from Villanova and could blow up with a big summer on the AAU circuit.

Thomas Bryant

Rochester, NY

Bishop Kearney : Team SCAN

6'8", 225 lbs. Rivals (5-star)
Scout (5-star)
ESPN (5-star)
247sports (4-star)

Syracuse, Florida, UCLA, Arizona, Kentucky

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Bryant had hoards of coaches watching him at the EYBL. He's thought to be a Syracuse lean because of his location close to the campus.

Georgios Papagiannis

West Chester, PA

Westtown : Team Takeover

7'1", 235 lbs.

Rivals (4-star)
Scout (4-star)
ESPN (5-star)
247sports (4-star)

N/A

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The Greek opted to head back home to the professional ranks, signing with Panathinaikosin late June.

Moustapha Diagne

Sparta, NJ

Pope John XXIII : NJ Playaz

6'9", 230 lbs.

Rivals (4-star)
Scout (4-star)
ESPN (4-star)
247sports (4-star)

N/A

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Diagne committed to Syracuse at the Mary Kline Classic on the last night of May.

Marcus Derrickson

Fairfax, VA

Paul VI Catholic : Team Takeover

6'7", 230 lbs. Rivals (4-star)
Scout (4-star)
ESPN (4-star)
247sports (4-star)
N/A

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Derrickson committed to the Hoyas shortly after their Midnight Madness event to kick off the last season.

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