TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Sports Illustrated put out a pretty decent statistical analysis of the growing transfer epidemic in college basketball. The main hypothesis seems to be that if you transfer high schools before college, change verbal commitments or transfer in college, you're more likely to transfer in college.. My first thought was that this hadn't really affected Villanova, but we've experienced this too.
Markus Kennedy hopped around high schools before leaving for SMU. Taylor King came from Duke before leaving for Concordia. Mislav Brzoja committed to Northwestern before coming to Villanova (and then transferred to Evansville). Dylan Ennis transferred from Rice before leaving for Oregon. Only Isaiah Armwood strikes me as a recent transfer without prior history of transferring.
So maybe it is a trend after all? (Buck that trend Omari!)
And now, the "news."
Analyzing the transfer & commitment patterns of top 100 recruits | SI.com
SI's exclusive study of the transfer and commitment tendencies of elite college basketball recruits over the past nine recruiting classes.
Let's get to know Tim Delaney | Big East Coast Bias
Apologies to the rest of the Big East, but Jalen Brunson isn't the only talented freshman strapping on a Villanova uniform this season.
Nova Notebook: Hart Ready For More Responsibility in '15-16 | Villanova.com
Josh Hart put together one of the best performances a Wildcat ever has at the 2015 BIG EAST Tournament, earning the Dave Gavitt Award. Now he looks ahead to a new season that brings new responsibilities for the native of Silver Spring, Md.
Jalen Brunson: I dream of NBA but Italy is in my mind too | Sportando
He spent some time in both countries when his father was playing there - I wouldn't read too much in to this.
SMU's Larry Brown facing 'lack of coach control' charge from NCAA | Yahoo Sports
I hate to say it, but is anyone actually surprised by this?
Kevin Huerter visiting Maryland this weekend | InsideMDSports.com
Huerter's visit schedule will get underway this weekend when he heads to College Park - Michigan, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Villanova, Iowa and Stanford may get visits as well.
Sedee Keita & Eric Ayala headed to prep school | City of Basketball Love
Both have been Villanova targets at one point or another. Keita (2016) has over 20 offers while Ayala (2017) is reclassifying to 2018.
Waters for Rio de Janiero's 2016 Olympics are 'basically raw sewage' | Mashable
Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill.