Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! For much of his career Josh Hart has embraced the underdog role, the 6th man, the sleeper. Whatever you want to call him. But we might be on the verge of meeting Josh Hart the star player. With an upstart Akron team throwing some early haymakers, he put the team on his back and stopped the bleeding. Then led the charge to the blowout.
Villanova's danger comes from their balance, but at the very least Hart looks like he can be the guy that Villanova turns to when they need a hero.
And now, the "news."
Hart's career-high night lifts Villanova past Akron, 75-56 | City of Basketball Love
Following the graduation of senior guard and current Detroit Piston Darrun Hilliard, the Villanova Wildcats were searching for a consistent source of scoring on the wing as they entered the 2015-2016 season.
Hart scores 27 as Villanova downs Akron | Philly.com
After three easy victories, Villanova found itself face to face Sunday with an Akron team that last week walked into one of the toughest arenas in the country and walked out with an upset victory.
Prep Showcase: 2017 point guard Kellen Grady emerges | Scout
Davidson leads for Kellen Grady, but he does confirm interest in Villanova (yet to offer) - Jay Wright was up to see him just a couple of weeks ago.
Just Short: Georgetown Falls to #5 Duke, 86-84, in Final of 2K Classic | Casual Hoya
At 1-3, things could be better for Georgetown in the W/L column, but they're a lot better than people realize.
Seton Hall knock off Ole Miss to finish Charleston Classic 2-1 | Big East Coast Bias
The Pirates' sophomore class may be finally living up to the hype.
As the AAU grows, questions about how it spends money and adheres to mission | ESPN
An Outside the Lines investigation has found that the AAU has operated in ways that raise questions about its adherence to its mission as a nonprofit.
The Absurd History of Nike Air Technology | Gizmodo
Like many soul-searching 1990s adolescents, I was obsessed with Nike Air technology. I’d pore over the latest innovations, from visible forefoot air to tuned air to other types of air. I’d even buy used sneakers at the flea market and tear them apart to inspect the air. As my young brain developed and my understanding of biomechanics advanced, however, I came to a realization: Nike Air is bullshit.