Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Villanova had their first official practice of the season on Friday, which was open to the media. From the sound of things, Jay Wright has been very impressed with his freshmen triumvirate of Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo and Tim Delaney.
That's good news for this team, as they'll need to replace the experience and production of Darrun Hilliard, JayVaughn Pinkston and Dylan Ennis. Brunson is the only one who we can realistically expect to replace that production in a big way, but it's nice to see that Donte and Tim look good early too.
Season's getting closer, y'all!
And now, the "news."
Villanova's Jay Wright calls his freshmen 'impressive' | Philly.com
When asked for a general assessment of what he has seen so far in fall workouts, Villanova coach Jay Wright didn't specifically name his most heralded freshman.
Inside Recruiting: Westtown's Bamba wows his suitors | Philly.com
Mohamed Bamba billowed like smoke high above the rim moments before ripping a two-handed dunk through the net at last week's open gym at Westtown School.
Ten key questions facing top programs as practice opens | Yahoo Sports
Can Gonzaga's three big men play together? Can Kentucky's three point guards coexist? How will Villanova divvy up playing time among its three point guards? Analysis of this and more.
Phil Booth the breakout player of the year in the Big 5 | City of Basketball Love
And as usual, the beginning of practices means the beginning of CoBL’s preseason coverage, beginning with our 2015-16 Preseason City College Awards.
What will Butler basketball look like this season? | IndyStar
Butler Insider David Woods looks at the team as practice starts
CCU officials say new stadium could cost more than $25 million | WBTW.com
The expansion of Brooks Stadium is a requirement to meet FBS football standards, as the school moves forward with its membership into the Sun Belt