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The Sun's Arizin: Kyle Lowry's growing pains to NBA stardom

A great read from Kyle Lowry.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Dedicate your time to this Kyle Lowry longform for The Players' Tribune. It's honest, humbling and a great insight in to his journey in the NBA.

That's all I got! Enjoy the weekend!

And now, the "news."

Growing Pains | The Players' Tribune
Kyle Lowry writes a longform!

Josh Hart was raised to be the soul of Villanova basketball | FOX Sports
If there's one article you read today, it's this one... Josh Hart was raised to be the soul of Villanova basketball.

Villanova Wildcats Josh Hart makes debut on Wooden Watch list | ESPN
Is Hart going to win the award? No. Is he going to finish the season in our top five? Probably not. Is he a hyper-efficient, crucially valuable player for the nation's No. 1 team? Yes. And we really don't talk about him enough.

Triumphant homecoming for Villanova's Brunson |
Villanova coach Jay Wright says guard Jalen Brunson "doesn't play like a freshman [and] doesn't act like a freshman." In returning to his home area of Chicago for the first time competing for the Wildcats, Brunson showed his coach to be correct on both counts.

The BIG EAST is about to get even crazier | Big East Coast Bias
The conference has been really exciting to watch this year, and now it's about to get even better.

Power Rankings: Virginia is new No. 1 |
In Luke Winn's Power Rankings, Virginia takes over No. 1, Bernie Sanders gets the shot-chart treatment with Villanova and a surprising player draws an Anthony Davis comparison.

Revisiting and in some cases revising our preseason college hoops predictions | ESPN
Villanova is a favorite of many to make the Final Four. Corey Alexander thinks Jay Wright is Coach of the Year.