Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! On we roll in the July Live Period. Jay Wright spent yesterday at the Under Armour All-American Camp. There he got a look at Trevon Duval, Elijah Weaver, Jahvon Quinerly, Scottie Lewis and several others. Expect him to head over to the Peach Jam this weekend.
Interesting article to lead things off (H/T to sayheycord) on Spring Grove (Pa.) guard Eli Brooks. He's smitten on Villanova, but has been most recruited by mid-majors to date. Check out the scouting report on City of Basketball Love though - he's a guy that might be a good option a point guard if you want the insurance in this class. A draft and stash of sorts, he could be the type of prospect that bleeds blue and white and is content to develop in the program.
And now, the "news."
Eli Brooks calls Villanova is dream school | ZagsBlog
Brooks is an under-the-radar, late developer a la Darrun Hilliard. Nuff said?
Five Burning Questions in CAA Football for 2016 FCS Season | AthlonSports.com
It was fashionable to bash CAA Football a few years ago because its dominant run of success tailed off.
Podcast: So far, Bryan Colangelo is getting things right | Philly.com
The NBA's midsummer frenzy of news provides plenty of fodder for this week's episode of Not Another Philly Sports Talk Show. - Philly.com Staff, Philadelphia Philly.com
Syracuse Orange basketball coach Jim Boeheim says John Wildhack hire as AD is "greatest thing for us" | ESPN
Jim Boeheim, who had set his coaching retirement for the end of the 2017-18 season, leaves the door open to stick around after hearing Syracuse hired ESPN's John Wildhack as AD.
Duke, Kentucky atop the latest Vegas title odds for college basketball in 2016-17 | CBSSports.com
Defending champion Villanova as well as Kansas and Michigan State are also in the mix
The next wave of possible college basketball coaches | ESPN
Some players just understand the game, see the floor better. One day you might see these guys pacing the sidelines instead of running the floor. Here are the future coaches on every top 25 team.