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Get to know Villanova freshmen basketball players Omari Spellman & Dylan Painter

Our friends at BECB wrote about the two incoming bigs.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Check out the first two stories from our friends at Big East Coast Bias - they're starting a series on all of the new freshmen in the Big East and previewed both of the new 'Cats over the weekend. Worth a read!

And now, the "news."

Better Know a Freshman: Villanova Wildcats forward Omari Spellman | Big East Coast Bias
Nova’s newest big man could help lead them back to the promised land.

Better Know a Freshman: Villanova Wildcats forward Dylan Painter | Big East Coast Bias
The Hershey, PA native has come a long way as he gets ready to join the defending National Champions.

Lowry thrilled to be on Olympic basketball team |
Kyle Lowry is about to take his basketball career to another level. Last month, the North Philly native was one of 12 players named to the United States' men's Olympic basketball team for the Rio Olympics in August. The team begins training camp here Monday at UNLV's Mendenhall Center for an experience Lowry hopes concludes with a gold medal.

Felicia Jenkins, mother of Villanova basketball hero, tells her story | The State
Felicia Jenkins couldn’t help herself. She was coach Jenkins again.

Stokes makes return to hoops at TBT | City of Basketball Love
"Kris Jenkins was like the little Stokes," Stokes said. "It felt like I was watching myself when I was watching him play."

Lonnie Walker talks recruiting plan going forward | MADE Hoops
"I’m hoping to end it all by November before my senior year starts," said Walker. "I just want to get it out of the way and have fun my senior year. I don’t want to worry about that during my final moments of high school."

Ed Pinckney resigns as Denver Nuggets assistant coach | Denver Post
Assistant coach Ed Pinckney has resigned from the Nuggets coaching staff, effective immediately. Pinckney, who still had two years remaining on his deal, was the lead assistant on head coach Michael Malone’s staff.