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The Sun's Arizin: Mikal Bridges is Villanova Basketball's Swiss Army knife

A nice piece by our own Greg Habeeb to start your day.

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Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I'm coming to you live from post-Mardi Gras New Orleans where things are actually not as bad as I thought they would be. Although I'm starting to realize that my work is constantly sending me to places where I can get in a lot of trouble. Looking forward to a fun few days though!

As always, I'll be pre-publishing most of my work and won't be around much. Looking forward to hanging with you all on Saturday night for the game!

And now, the "news."

Bridges’ versatility adds a new dimension to ‘Cats | The Villanovan
“A real mix of everything” just so happens to also sum up Bridges’ game. The 6’7”, 191-pound swingman has burst onto the scene in his first season on the court for the Wildcats, acting as the team’s personal Swiss Army knife.

Big 5 at No. 1: Looking back at Philly's most recent top-ranked teams | City of Basketball Love
While this is uncharted territory for the Wildcats, they’re the fourth Big 5 team to be in the nation’s top spot. But it’s the first time a team from Philadelphia has been No. 1 in nearly 12 years.

Updated 2017 Basketball Top 100 | Scout
All your favorite elite 'Nova targets are still in the mix, but Kellan Grady's jump in to the Top 100 might be the biggest story.

10 prospects who fell just outside of the new 2017 top 100 | Scout
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree has improved a ton as part of a dominant Neumann-Goretti team, but he still needs to show more on the offensive end to become a Top 100 player.

Scout Hoops Recruiting Show | Scout
The Scout guys discuss a pair of major commitments for the Big East - Richard Freudenberg to St. John's and Mitchell Ballock to Creighton.

D.J. Harvey needs a big spring after an ineffective high school season | Scout
Villanova target DJ Harvey is undeniably talented, but has mostly taken a back seat to Markelle Fultz for DeMatha. Can he become an alpha dog in the spring?

How the Golden State Warriors are influencing college basketball | USA TODAY
Even though it's impossible to copy the defending NBA champion Warriors exactly, there are benefits in college basketball teams around the country trying to do so. And many are doing just that.

Girl Scout sells cookies outside pot dispensary: 117 boxes in 2 hours | LA Times
Holli Bert, a spokeswoman for the Green Cross, said that after just 45 minutes, Lei had to call for backup cookies to replenish her stock.