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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news & links for July 13, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! The first of three July live periods has come and gone and one major 2016 domino fell over the weekend - it shouldn't affect 'Nova directly though. I'll have a post up either tonight or tomorrow rounding up all the places 'Nova staffers were spotted at this past weekend.

And now, the "news."

Ernest Jones, 98-year-old dad of ex-Sixer star Wali, knows Philly sports history | The Philadelphia Tribune
Ernest Jones is a man who has been around a long time. At 98-years-old, Jones has a great deal of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. He has lived through just about every important era in American history.

5-star recruit Jayson Tatum commits to Duke |
One of the best prospects of the 2016 class chose the Blue Devils over UNC, Kansas and Saint Louis.

Memphis finally grants Austin Nichols' release, with a bunch of conditions |
The forward is free to transfer, but it comes with heavy stipulations.

Hasheem Thabeet got ejected from a summer league game and it was really sad |
I remember when I thought this guy was actually going to be something in the NBA.

Carli Lloyd's New Position In U.S. Government | ESPN W
Carli Lloyd grabbed the Golden Ball and a new position in government according to her Wikipedia page.