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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 26, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! So Darrun Hilliard became the first Villanova player to be drafted since Dante Cunningham in 2009. That's just such a great moment for a kid that came to Villanova as an after thought and left as the best player on the team. Good on ya, Money!

And now, the "news."

Notable Big East players go undrafted | FOX Sports
Darrun Hilliard and Sir'Dominic Pointer were the only members of the conference to be drafted. Hillard went to the Pistons, while Pointer was selected by the Cavaliers. Both were chosen in the second round.

Looking ahead: Villanova Wildcats | ESPN
If Brunson finds his feet right away, the Wildcats will retain much of the often unguardable four-out offensive attack they used to steamroll the Big East a season ago.

Get to know Darrun Hilliard: Detroit Pistons liked second-round pick's versatility, shooting ability |
Hilliard made 41.4 percent of his 3-point attempts as a junior and led Villanova in scoring in each of the past two seasons.

Darrun Hilliard selected by Detroit Pistons in NBA Draft | The Morning Call
"A good night, overall,'' Pistons general manager Jeff Bower told the Detroit Free Press. "Darrun is an experienced, heady basketball player that had been part of a winning program filled with intangibles, filled with basketball skills and toughness. We're real excited to see him available in the second round and add him to our team.

Detroit Pistons take Villanova SG Darrun Hilliard 38th in NBA draft | Detroit Free Press
"He's a versatile guy, but above all else he has an incredible respect for the game both in how he plays it and how he approaches it with his work ethic. Those were some of the things we really liked about him.''

Men's Basketball Teams Land Top Recruits For 2015-16 | BIGEAST.COM
BIG EAST men's basketball programs will boast a very strong cast of newcomers for the 2015-16 season.

Lafayette player dies from injuries sustained in car crash | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Brian Keller, a tight end, had 320 yards receiving and three touchdowns in 2014.

Mike Hopkins Formally Named Jim Boeheim's Designated Replacement | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
It's official! Jim Boeheim will be succeeded by long-time assistant (and former Orange player) Mike Hopkins when he hangs'em up at Syracuse.

Football: SWR’s Squires catches TD pass in L.I. win | Riverhead News Review
Riverhead’s Villanova University-bound Ethan Greenidge played left tackle for Long Island.

Coach K is a Twitter Stalker | Mashable
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski uses a secret Twitter account to spy on Duke players.

Louisiana Tech bans basketball player from 55 schools |
This seems like a measured response to news of a transfer.