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Villanova Basketball 2015: A Quick Look at what Villanova is losing

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Mitchell Leff

Who the Wildcats Lose

  • James Bell
  • Tony Chennault
  • Nick McMahon

What the Wildcats Lose

Bell's versatility on the offensive and defensive ends along with the strides he made offensively between his junior and senior year were some of the key reasons for Villanova's success in 2014. These are gone. Additionally, Chennault who was able to provide solid back court minutes in a back-up roll can't be overlooked. Tony's maturity and composure allowed Jay Wright flexibility in his lineups by playing an experienced backup giving Ryan Arcidiacono a rest or as the game situation dictated.

Stats-wise

Player MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA PTS OFFR DEFR REB AST TO STL BLK
James Bell 1004 159 373 88 108 85 229 491 52 154 206 55 59 44 21
Tony Chennault 487 28 72 37 49 0 3 93 10 37 47 62 33 21 2
Nick McMahon 26 1 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
Total 1517 188 449 125 157 85 235 586 62 192 254 118 93 66 23

Bell was the team's leading scorer, he was also two rebounds behind JayVaughn Pinkston and Daniel Ochefu who tied for the lead in rebounds.

Buoyed by the numbers of Bell and Chennault, the trio only accounted for 21.9% of the team's available minutes. However, they accounted for 28% of the squads 3-Pointers and Steals.

Breakdown of what is graduating and what is returning


Without a doubt, the trio of graduating seniors provided both objective and subjective qualities. Who will step to fill those voids? We'll explore those options later.