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The recent committment of 2011 PG Tyrone Johnson got me over the Michael Gilchrist hangover and got me re-involved in 'Nova recruiting for the upcoming 2011 and 2012 cycles. As a quick recap to those who aren't aware of what's already happened:

  • 2010 F Markus Kennedy has decided to take a PG year and will become a part of the 2011 class.
  • 2011 SG Achraf Yacoubou has verbally committed to Villanova.
  • 2011 PG Tyrone Johnson has verbally committed to Villanova.

Speaking of Johnson, he had a massive game at The Peach Jam in North August, South Carolina, throwing up 40 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.

2012 target Omar Calhoun of Christ The King in New York was also on display in SC, and had a solid game with 22 points on 8-19 shooting. Calhoun was also recently featured in The New York Post, having some good things to say regarding Villanova:

Calhoun plans to cut down his list to between five and eight after his junior year. He doesn’t have any favorites, but he has developed close bonds with the coaching staffs from Villanova, Pittsburgh and Louisville. The head coaches, however, haven't seen Calhoun play in awhile, because of in-season duties. They will shortly.

Desmond Hubert and Myles Davis are some more names that will continue to come up on Villanova's radar. Davis is considered one of the best pure shooters of the last few years, and Hubert is an athletic big man with a ton of upside.

Hubert and Davis are both liking what they hear from Villanova, with Hubert putting Villanova in his Top 2 along with Pittsburgh, and Davis having great things to say about Villanova s well.

I've read a lot about all 3 of the targets mentioned here. I'd be thrilled to land Hubert in this cycle, and it sounds like he and Davis could potentially be a package deal. That'd make for a great 2011 class, although extremely guard heavy.