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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news & links for July 7, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! One more day until the live period begins (at 5pm ET) and then things really start to take off on Thursday as the AAU events begin for the final time this summer. These next three Wednesday-Sunday stretches will be the last time coaches have a chance to get their evaluations in. Should be fun!

And now, the "news."

Construction Underway on West End Zone Project in Villanova Stadium |
It was with a great deal of excitement that construction began in and around Villanova Stadium this week on the West End Zone building, an $18M project which will create a brand new home for the Wildcats football team.

Hilliard notches 12 points, but Pistons fall to Heat |
Darrun Hilliard had his best game yet for the Pistons, dropping 12 points on 4-9 shooting in 22+ minutes of action, his most so far.

Jalen Brunson, Harry Giles star as USA wins FIBA U19 World Championship |
"College basketball, get ready for Jalen Brunson."

Young Americans performance at U-19 Worlds obliterates myths about basketball skills | NCAA Basketball | Sporting News
The complaints about the skills of American players and prospects has become a stereotype with no supporting evidence. This contention is so contrary to what is provable by statistics that it’s gotten to the point where it should be viewed as offensive.

Four things we learned from the U-19 World Championships | Yahoo Sports
Villanova's Jalen Brunson will be an impact freshman.

Men's Basketball Attendance Figures |
NCAA men’s basketball saw a slight bump in overall attendance for the 2014‐15 season as 32,510,647 fans came to watch student‐athletes in Divisions I, II and III.

Michigan athletics to return to Nike in August 2016 | Sporting News
Michigan previously partnered with Nike for 13 years before agreeing to an eight-year deal with Adidas in 2007. The financial details of the latest deal with Nike have not been released.

Video of De’Andre Johnson Punching a Woman in a Bar Will End His FSU Career | The Big Lead
This is disgusting. It's incredible that he remains "suspended" by Florida State and not off the team outright.