TGIF, 'Nova Nation! In case you were starting to feel that summer lull, Josh Hart and Jalen Brunson are here to bust down your door and get you hyped for next season. Both players were invited to the Nike Basketball Academy - one of the best summer camps for both high school and college players - and both crushed it.
We knew that was coming with Hart. He was probably going to get drafted ,and he's a likely preseason All-American. No additional hype needed. But it's a welcome sign with Brunson, who is now getting the keys to the car after differing to Arch last season. He looks like he's primed for a big sophomore season.
And now, the "news."
Monte’ Morris, Jalen Brunson among the top performers at Nike Skills Academy | CollegeBasketballTalk
The top performers at the Nike Skills Academy will likely be populating preseason all-american teams.
Nike Skills Academy: Which college players stood out? | SI.com
Both Villanova players in attendance were among those who shined at the summer's biggest basketball camp.
10 things learned from the Nike Skills Academy | HoopSeen
"Villanova is not short on playmakers."
Jay Wright's USA Basketball connections could mean big things for his future
Throughout his week in Las Vegas earlier this month, Jay Wright hustled from coaches meetings to team meals to practices, keeping company with the power people in USA Basketball, and not once did he experience a moment alone with the most powerful of them all.
Collin Sexton continues his summer dominance | HoopSeen
“I plan on scheduling some visits when I get home,” the Pebblebrook High star said. “That is pretty much it. I want to commit before or during my high school season and hopefully make the McDonald’s and Jordan All-American games and also win states.”
THE BAMBA: Mohamed Bamba’s mind is as bright as his hoops future | CollegeBasketballTalk
Bamba might be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 Draft. He's also considering Harvard and attended the Sloan Analytics Conference.
Big East's venues ranked according to difficulty | ESPN
Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse is one of college basketball's most storied buildings, but is it the Big East's toughest place to play?
Penn State has some nerve complaining about negative recruiting | Philly.com
What did Penn State think was going to happen after the football program became embroiled in a scandal involving sexually deviant acts against children?