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Villanova Basketball's recruiting strategy values character over rankings

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Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree is just the latest example.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! For all you ESPN Insider's there's a good article on Villanova's recruiting formula and how they're sticking with it, as evidenced by the early commitment of Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree. Not really stuff you didn't already know but a good positive article from ESPN isn't anything to stick your nose up at.

Also, the NBA Combine is televised today from 3pm-7pm ET on ESPN2, if you're looking for some time to kill.

And now, the "news."

Villanova builds on its winning recruiting formula | ESPN ($)
Villanova's first commitment from the class of 2017 shows how the Wildcats are staying with the philosophy that built their championship roster.

A (Villanova) Fan's Notes - 36 Years in the Making | Huffington Post
A long time ago, I read a great book called "A Fan's Notes," by the late Frederick Exley.

Josh Hart's NBA Draft Outlook | In The Gym Range
Hart is a junior who has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft and it looks like he will stay in it. He is a very solid perimeter shooter who has improved mightily since stepping foot on Villanova’s campus. He has shown the ability to knock down clutch shots at big moments of games and he wants the ball in those situations. He is not afraid of failure and loves the spotlight.

DraftExpress's Pre-Combine Mock Draft | DraftExpress
No Josh Hart, who has some work to do apparently.

VSoftball Earns Eight All-BIG EAST Honors; Two Major Awards | Villanova.com
Villanova's sensational season keeps on rolling as eight different Wildcats earned all-conference honors Wednesday as announced by the conference office. Both Kate Poppe and Lauren Hanna took home individual honors.

Radnor Zoners to hear 'Nova's request for dark sky variance| Main Line Media News
Also: resident Rick Leonardi questioned whether the planned pedestrian bridge across Lancaster Avenue should display crucifixes since it will be partially funded by the state government. He called the inclusion "ostentatious, even confrontational."

Bruce Springsteen selling Rumson home to NBA's Randy Foye for $1.7M | NJ.com
The home, which was not listed on the open market , sold for $1.737 million, according to Zillow.