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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news & links for July 9, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! The Nike Peach Jam begins today, so expect to see the Villanova coaches on the road scouting talent. Omari Spellman will look to build on a monster spring/summer thus far, and Dylan Painter is still working towards an offer. Keep an eye on Kevin Huerter too, who will start taking visits following this weekend.

And now, the "news."

July Live Period Preview: Villanova | City of Basketball Love
Per the CoBL guys, expect Wright and staff to shy away from a second frontline player and instead target a wing, such as Lamar Stevens.

Darrun Hilliard out to prove he's more than just a shooter | Piston Powered
Darrun Hilliard carries himself with a noticeable level of confidence. Despite being taken in the second round of last month’s NBA Draft, the former Villanova guard doesn’t seem too concerned with the ups and downs that come with playing in the Orlando Pro Summer League.

Georgios Papagiannis to stay in Greece | Rumble In The Garden
He was considering St. John's, NC State and Oregon. But Jalen Brunson scared him off.

Laura Kurz Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach | Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball
Kurz, a 1,000 point scorer for Villanova from 2006-2009, will replace Heather Vulin on the staff.

Re-ranking Recruiting Classes: The 25 best players in the Class of 2011? | CollegeBasketballTalk
The top choice, Anthony Davis, is a player on his way to being one of the NBA's best for many years to come. Darrun Hilliard gets an Honorable Mention nod.

DePaul Unveils 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule | DePaulBlueDemons.com
Blue Demons play five home non-conference games between McGrath-Phillips Arena and Allstate Arena.

NFL enter agreement to play American football in Spurs' new stadium | Cartilage Free Captain
As a Tottenham supporter, this is like the worst news possible. Goodell has got his claws in the club!

The 2,128 Native American Mascots People Aren’t Talking About | FiveThirtyEight
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