Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Villanova picked up a basketball commitment over the weekend, but it's for Harry Peretta's team, not Jay Wright's. This week should have plenty of action on the men's side though, with the USA U-19 training camp kicking off as well as the NBPA Top 100 camp. Expect to hear plenty of scouting reviews about the biggest names on Villanova's board in addition to Jalen Brunson and Eric Paschall.
And now, the "news."
21 Players Set For USA Men's U19 Training Camp | USA Basketball
3 players withdraw from U19 camp, but Brunson and Paschall remain.
Central Catholic's Onken commits to Villanova | JConline
Cameron Onken verbally committed to the Wildcats, choosing Villanova over a long list of Division I programs interested in the Central Catholic senior-to-be. She'll be a member of the class of 2017.
Ex-Cat Michael Bradley's latest career turn is as EKU assistant coach | Kentucky.com
Player. Coach. Agent. It's hard to imagine someone with a greater breadth of basketball experience than Michael Bradley . High school Mr. Basketball. Bit player for Kentucky's 1998 national championship team. College transfer. Dramatic rebirth as an impactful player for Villanova. Early entrant in the NBA Draft. Journeyman on five NBA teams (four based in the U.S. and one in Canada). And then Main Man again for teams in four European countries.
Villanova’s Schappert finishes sixth in 1,5000 | Delco Times
The smile on Stephanie Schappert’s face said it all. The Villanova senior came to Eugene, Ore. with one goal: To be on the awards podium before she closed out her stellar career.
Stephanie Schappert and Alexandra Wasik Earn Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Honors | Villanova.com
Senior Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was voted the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Performer of the Year for women's track & field and classmate Alexandra Wasik (Medina, Ohio) joined her on the Academic All-Area Team in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. Votes from the sports information directors of the 29 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area determine the Academic All-Area Team and Performer of the Year.
Rob Denault and Sam McEntee Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team | Villanova.com
Seniors Rob Denault (Aurora, Ont.) and Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team for men's track & field in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. The honor combines both athletic and academic achievement and is voted on by the sports information directors of the 29 colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area. This is the fourth time that McEntee has been named to the Academic All-Area Team for either track & field or cross country, while Denault earns his first selection to the squad.
Sepp Blatter is planning to UN-RESIGN from FIFA, Swiss media claims | Daily Mail Online
FIFA president Sepp Blatter, pictured, has indicated he may be willing to rescind his December resignation after receiving strong support from African and Asian football federations.
ESPN analyst ripped for sexist Women's World Cup joke | Mashable
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith strikes again -- this time while talking about the Women's World Cup.