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Bleacher Report Picks Kansas & Nova #1 & #2

It’s hard to believe, but already has published its preseason college basketball poll, picking Villanova #2 behind Kansas. Their comments about Nova are reprinted below...

“Few teams can match the depth and talent that Villanova has in the backcourt. Even before star guard Scottie Reynolds pulled out of the draft, they had three productive guards returning—with McDonald’s All-Americans Dominic Cheeks and Maalik Wayans slated to come off the bench.

Reynolds, Corey Fisher, Reggie Redding and Corey Stokes all played major roles in reaching the Final Four, and they’re back to do it again. The one concern that the Wildcats have is their interior play. Last year, Dante Cunningham played a huge role in the success, giving them a solid option inside to balance their perimeter attack.

However, I think there is enough talent on the roster that they’ll overcome that flaw. ‘Nova adds Duke transfer Tyler King to the front court, as well as highly rated recruits Mouphtaou Yarou and Isaiah Armwood.

If they can simply hold their own against opposing bigs, Villanova will likely thrive with their drive-and-kick attack.”