The 2013-14 Villanova Basketball team received a shot of big-man depth as local product Darryl Reynolds selected Villanova over Utah, South Carolina, and Seton Hall.
"I've decided to take my talents right up Lancaster Avenue," he told the assembled crowd at Lower Merion High School. "I chose Villanova because I felt as though it was the best fit."
The 6'8" Power Forward graduated from Lower Merion High School in 2012 and just completed a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts.
Villanova was looking at a team with no big man depth next year with Mouphtaou Yarou and Maurice Sutton graduating. Daniel Ochefu would have been the lone Wildcat taller than 6'7" next season. Reynolds could find solid playing time as a freshman.
The new 'Novan-to-be noted, "Villanova is an excellent academic institution and I think it’s great opportunity [for me] to step in and make an impact [on the court]."
Reynolds joins Metro DC players Josh Hart (Sidwell Friends) and Kris Jenkins (Gonzaga) to become the third recruit in Jay Wright's 2013 Recruiting Class.
ESPN Recruiting notes:
Reynolds is a physically gifted prospect with a tremendous basketball body. He has a long, athletic and chiseled frame with the muscle mass to bang inside the paint, the mobility to change ends and direction, and the athleticism to get his head on the rim to block shots...