Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Can't say how happy I am that the first live period is over. Scouring Twitter for Villanova-related updates is a time suck. But if you weren't around there's a ton of updates from the weekend about who the coaches were watching, which should give you a pretty decent idea of who they're prioritizing at this stage.
In link-news, interesting article on the best NBA pipelines within the conference. Villanova has been a runaway train for the last three years, but they're still at the top of the league when it comes to active NBA players. Maybe that changes in the coming years?
As long as they keep winning, I'm not sure I care all that much.
And now, the "news."
Georgetown Is Still The Big East's Best NBA Pipeline | Today's U
For much of the 1990s and 2000s, pro prospects were churned out of the conference at an accelerated rate. Some of the NBA’s greatest came from Big East schools in that era: Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Rip Hamilton, Carmelo Anthony, Alonzo Mourning, just to name a few. In addition, Emeka Okafor, Ben Gordon, Kemba Walker, Caron Butler, Jimmy Butler, Hakim Warrick, Kyle Lowry, and Randy Foye among a slew of others have all made a name for themselves and had lengthy careers in the league.
Elevate Hoops Showdown: Day 2 Notebook
Jay Wright and Ashley Howard were in the house to watch Trevon Duval, Jahvon Quinerly, Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis.
Former Philadelphia college stars chasing NBA dreams in San Antonio | CSN Philly
Former Philadelphia college basketball standouts Ryan Arcidiacono, Will Cummings and Quenton DeCosey are aiming to make it in the NBA.
Trevon Duval evaluating high school and college options | ZagsBlog
Villanova and Maryland are in contact with the 5-star guard every day as Duval sets his sights on a new high school for next year.
Carmodys Corner: Periodical diary about the recruiting of Mars basketball star Robby Carmody | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Things really heated up in mid-June when college coaches were allowed to make contact.
Injuries hamoer Sheila Reid's chances to make Rio | York Region
Reid represented Canada at London 2012 Games.
U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Track And Field | Team USA
The 41-year-old made his fifth Olympic team Saturday, overtaking five runners on the final lap of the 5,000-meter at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field.
Why you should hire an Olympic athlete | NBC Olympics
Nicole Tully, a 2010 graduate of Villanova, thought that she had mastered the art of participating in conference calls from unusual locations. As a professional runner who also works full-time, Tully has used the mute button to listen to business meetings from loud settings, including rest stops and crowded gyms.
Charles Jenkins Sr. receives special alumni honor | The Philadelphia Tribune
Former Villanova track star and Olympic champion Charles Jenkins Sr. was recently presented with the 2016 St. Thomas of Villanova alumni medal. The award was given to Jenkins during a special ceremony held at Villanova University.
Big 12 Football: Competitive Balance Before and After Realignment | The Sport Journal
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects on competitive balance when a conference lost member institutions who chose to join other conferences, and then added new institutions to replace those which had departed. Specifically, the effects on competitive balance in football in the Big 12 Conference, which lost four members and replaced with two additional schools.
Eddie Hall becomes first man to ever lift half a metric ton | SBNation.com
He nearly killed himself in the process!