Tony Chenault and Dylan Rice both made their transfers to Villanova official this week by arriving on campus and enrolling in classes, according to a release from the university. Chennault is a point guard out of Philadelphia’s Neumann-Goretti High School who transferred from Wake Forest to be closer to his family. Ennis, also a guard, comes to Villanova from Rice, where he averaged 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 2011-12
"We are very excited to welcome Tony and Dylan to Villanova," stated head coach Jay Wright.
Chennault will have two seasons of eligibility remaining while Ennis will have three. Only Chennault will apply for a hardship waiver to play immediately.
"Tony is a great Philadelphia guard who comes from a family of outstanding basketball players," stated Wright. "We have known Tony and his family for a long time and he was well taught by Carl Arrigale at Neumann-Goretti. We are very excited about his future as a Wildcat and happy to welcome another Philly guard to Villanova."
Ennis established a new school record for assists by a freshman at Rice with 144 and was selected to Conference USA’s All-Rookie team. He was listed as one of the top 30 senior guards by ESPN in 2011.
"Dylan is coming off a very productive freshman season at Rice University," stated Wright. "He has the skill and work ethic to develop into an outstanding Villanova guard. He also brings sound fundamentals to our team, which is a credit to his high school coach Matt Vaughn. We are thrilled that Dylan is joining our basketball family."