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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 30th, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! It looks like we've got another football commitment out there -- three 'Nova staffers tweeted about how great of a day it was to be a Wildcat on Monday -- but we haven't seen anything solid out there yet. We will not be deterred.

In hoops news, St. John's got a very big commitment yesterday and Xavier landed a solid 2016 recruit as well. Looks like those programs won't be going away, which is good news for the Big East.

And now, the "news."

Villanova's Hilliard happy he landed with Pistons | FOX Sports
Perhaps no coach in the NBA values 3-point shooting as much as Stan Van Gundy. Luckily for Hilliard, Van Gundy is his new boss.

Nova Notebook: Paschall Feels At Home As a Wildcat |
Eric Paschall is spending the summer getting to know his new teammates, coaches, and community.

Re-ranking recruiting classes: Who are the 25 best players from the Class of 2004? | CollegeBasketballTalk
It should not be a surprise who the best player from this class ended up being. We've got a Villanovan listed.

Bo Ryan to retire from Wisconsin after next season | CollegeBasketballTalk
Ryan has never finished below fourth in the Big Ten.

St. John's signs Italian guard Federico Mussini | Rumble In The Garden
Italian point guard Federico Mussini is now the 8th member of the 2015 St. John's recruiting class.

Forward Tyrique Jones commits to Xavier | Banners On The Parkway
A 6-8, 225 power forward picked the Muskies over UConn, Kansas State, VCU and Cincinnati.

MotoGP Racer Completes Miracle Save By Crossing Finish Line Sidesaddle | Deadspin
Yesterday’s Moto3 Dutch Grand Prix featured an unreal save by rider Niklas Ajo, as the Finn kept his KTM upright despite being tossed wildly off the track—and then crossed the finish line without actually being on the bike. This seems physically impossible: