Huuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaay! While we all anxiously await Brendan's report for Villanova Basketball Media Day, there' some good content below, especially the feature on Donte DiVincenzo and his outlook on the season. Jay Wright has called out his play dating back to last season when he finally got healthy and was practicing well.
Now he looks like he could be the breakout player of the year. That'll be tough with both Mikal Bridges and Eric Paschall getting a lot of national press (and rightfully so) but early reports are that Danto is looking sharp.
And now, the "news."
'Nova's DiVincenzo: A shooter who looks ready to contribute | Philadelphia Inquirer
Early arrivals for Villanova's homecoming Saturday morning pretty much filled the lower seats at the Pavilion, getting a first look at a hoops team last seen in an indoor football stadium in Houston.
Villanova players, and the coolest people they met as national champs | Philadelphia Inquirer
It has been nearly seven months since Kris Jenkins hit that shot against North Carolina to cap off Villanova’s incredible run and capture the NCAA title. The Wildcats, who will open their season on Nov. 11, had a whirlwind summer. They met President Obama at the White House, attended the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, and were treated like rock stars at almost every turn.
Reading High senior still undecided on basketball choice | Reading Eagle
Lonnie Walker IV says all five schools are 'still even.'
College Basketball’s Top Frontcourts | NBC Sports
The best front lines in all of college basketball. Villanova gets a nod...
Forde-Yard Dash: Saluting an FCS institution | Yahoo Sports
The winningest active coach in Division I is stepping down at the end of this season, and you probably didn’t even know it. Andy Talley (37) of FCS power Villanova is near the end of a 37-year run coaching college football.
Which schools put the most players on NBA opening day rosters? | Yahoo!
For the second straight year, Kentucky coach John Calipari has a recruiting spiel at his disposal that no other coach can match.
Alabama or Kansas the favorite for top-10 prospect Collin Sexton? | ESPN ($)
It sounds like Villanova is officially out with Collin Sexton, who is focusing on four schools.
Mapping NCAA Basketball Player's Hometowns | Rukkus Blog
Villanova, has the second most localized roster in all of college basketball. Almost 80% of their roster is from less than 150 miles from campus. That and more cartographical fun.
NCAA rejects UNC’s arguments about bogus classes | News & Observer
In newly released documents, the NCAA contends in its roughly 80-page response that a pattern of “willful violations” and a “blatant disregard” for NCAA regulations allow it to pursue a case beyond a four-year statute of limitations. The NCAA also said that the extent of the misconduct didn’t become known until Kenneth Wainstein’s investigation in 2014.