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Jay Wright on Mikal Bridges: "If we can redshirt him, we'd like to"

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4-star freshman swingman Mikal Bridges will likely redshirt this season

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Villanova head coach Jay Wright said that he is considering redshirting one of his players. Mikal Bridges hasn't received any playing time since the beginning of the Wildcats 3-0 season, though two of the games were close contests outside of a trouncing of University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Bridges, a former four-star recruit from the Philadelphia area and Great Valley High School, hasn't played a minute this season and is a gangly 6-foot-7 swingman.

"If we can redshirt him, we'd like to," Wright told SB Nation late Sunday night. "We are trying to see how our roster plays out."

Named first team All-State in Class AAAA in Pennsylvania as a senior, Bridges averaged 18.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals per contest. He was also named to the Philadelphia Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pa., boys basketball first team and ended his Great Valley career with 1,340 points, 511 rebounds, 181 assists, 158 blocked shots, and 97 steals.

He was listed as the No. 82 player by ESPNU in the Prep Senior Class of 2014.