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The Sun's Arizin: Can Jalen Brunson live up to the hype?

The media train is running at full speed.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! The July live periods are done and dusted - and while recruiting news, visits, and commitments shouldn't slow down in the coming months, we're just about 3 months away from Hoops Mania and the team is on campus for summer workouts.

Speaking of the current team, Jalen Brunson's hype is approaching astronomical levels. Not since Scottie Reynolds has a freshman entered with this type of press. Scottie mostly lived up to it - will Jalen be able to?

And now, the "news."

Jalen Brunson brings impressive résumé, big hype to Villanova | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Brunson said Sean Miller's trust in him gave him the extra confidence to believe he can be a star for Villanova moving forward.

Nova Notebook: Lessons Learned at Villanova Aid Hilliard Now |
Darrun Hilliard's life has been a whirlwind since he graduated in May. During a recent stop at the Davis Center, we detailed his path to inking a deal as a second round draft pick pf the NBA's Detroit Pistons.

Catching up with Scottie Reynolds | SLAMonline
SLAM spoke with the former Villanova All-American guard Scottie Reynolds about his career overseas, and what the future holds for him.

Villanova group tackles Madagascar's water issues |
More than half of the residents of Madagascar have to rely on potentially dangerous drinking-water supplies, and more than 85 percent use sanitation facilities that fail to meet basic hygiene standards.

Report: Fuqan Edwin, Myles Mack arrested in Paterson prostitution sting |
Yet another banner day for the New Jersey sports institutions.

Big Sky wants the Idaho & New Mexico State in football |
Would FBS programs consider reverting to FCS status? The Big Sky commissioner thinks it makes sense.

Texas cut free meals for coaches, while schools with less money even feed *me* |
If SB Nation can eat free at tiny Western Kentucky, the mighty Longhorns should buy their coaches more lunches.

USMNT learn their group for semifinal round of World Cup qualifying | Stars and Stripes FC
The U.S. will get Trinidad and Tobago, then likely Guatemala and Aruba.