Every once is a while, a name gets mentioned and Villanova fans are like, "Oh yeah, I remember that name. Whatever happened to him?" That happened earlier in the week when a former 'Nova recruit, who has traveled around the southwest, announced that he will be returning to play in the Big 5.
On top of that, we threw in a couple of updates for other recent players who left the Villanova program before graduating.
Goodman, who committed to 'Nova in November of 2010, de-committed 9 months later and began his college career at UNLV in 2012-13. After a year in Vegas, Goodman sat out a year and transferred again, this time to Arizona State. For two years, he averaged around 10 points per game and 7 boards for the Sun Devils. At the conclusion of this past season Goodman decided to return to Philly, where he grew up, as a graduate transfer.
Arizona State transfer Savon Goodman has committed to La Salle, per a source.— Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) April 23, 2016
After playing the 2011-12 season on the Main Line, the 6'9" Kennedy transferred to SMU. After sitting out a year, he wrapped up his collegiate career in Dallas by averaging 9.3points and 6.3 rebounds per game in his senior season; one that saw the Mustangs, who tallied a 25-5 record, ineligible to participate in the postseason.
After teaching our computers to accept the spelling of his first and last name, Brzoja left Villanova following the 2012-13 season. The 6'6" sniper got many people excited, but with Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins coming on to campus, he knew his time would be limited. After sitting out a year, Mislav has wrapped up two seasons at Evansville where he has averaged 7.8 points per game and shot 38% from beyond the arc in his junior campaign.
Brzoja was named the MVC's 6th Man of the Year in 2016, but the Croatian has turned professional for a career in Europe.
Yacoubou spent two years under Jay Wright before announcing his desire to transfer in April of 2013. After sitting out a year, Ash wrapped up his two years at Saint Louis averaging 11points, 5.7 boards, and 1.8 assists for the Billikens.
Wondering where Tyrone Johnson is?
When Tyrone Johnson made the decision to transfer out of the Villanova program in November 2012, it was expected that the then-academic sophomore would be eligible to play three seasons at South Carolina. With 2015-16 expected to be his fifth year and senior season, we were surprised to find out that Johnson used up one full season of eligibility in Fall 2012 when he played 9 minutes in Nova's exhibition against Carleton.