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'Nova Nation rejoices as Josh Hart's return kicks off NCAA Championship defense

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Get ready for VU Hoops to enter the BossHogg Hazard Irrational Exuberance Zone for the next 9 months.

Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaay! Thanks Josh Hart. I had this whole post written analyzing your impending decision and then you go ahead and announce a night early. Damn you, pre-writes!

In all seriousness though, this is exciting. Villanova is stocked next year with plenty of experience returning as well as talented freshmen and redshirts competing for action. I look forward to the wars to come in the comment section over lineups, minutes, and whether or not Jay Wright knows what he's doing.

And now, the "news."

Josh Hart to return to Villanova for 2016-17 season | Big East Coast Bias
One of the Big East's best and brightest is returning to school for the 2016-17 season.

Villanova's leading scorer, Josh Hart, pulls out of NBA Draft and will return to school | CBSSports.com
With Hart back, Jay Wright's crew will be in the conversation to repeat as national champs

Hart returning for Villanova’s title defense | CollegeBasketballTalk
Villanova’s title defense just got a whole lot stouter. Josh Hart, the leading scorer of the Wildcats’ national championship team, will return for his senior season, he announced on Twitter.

Hart credits Hilliard with NCAA Title | Detroit Free Press
"He’s one of the reasons why we won it," he told pistons.com. "He was a role model for all of us. He paved the way. We all looked toward him as our role model.

Expect Omari Spellman to make the biggest impact in the Big East |Scout
The six high major conferences will be welcoming some serious talent next season. The Scout staff breaks down which freshman we expect to have the biggest impact in each conference.

Villanova’s Don Cherry Hoping To Make Impression With Bears | CBS Philly
Cherry, who is listed at 6'1" and 240 pounds, was an All-CAA selection as a sophomore, junior and senior (first team as a junior and senior). As you would expect, a career like that catches some attention and soon after the draft the 21-year-old Cherry signed as a rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears.

Eagles bring in Villanova's Jay Wright to meet with team, coaches | PhillyVoice
With the Eagles offseason program getting underway and the team ushering in a new coaching regime, the organization chose wisely on Monday to bring in Villanova head basketball coach Jay Wright to help instill the kind of championship atmosphere that led the Wildcats to NCAA title earlier this year.