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Here’s a couple of things that Will described as pornography.

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Yours truly is off to New York City to take in his first live game of the year. If any of y’all are heading that way, hit me up here or on Twitter and we’ll see if we can’t grab an adult beverage together.

Special treat for you Mikal Bridges fans today. Shout out to Will - he described the below articles/videos as porn - and they are just that. At the risk of reopening a tired debate, here’s a whole lotta love for Killz.

And now, the “news.”

Mikal Bridges is the Kawhi Leonard of NCAA Basketball | The Stepien
Everyone knows Mikal Bridges is a good defender. He was a co-winner of Big East Defensive Player of the Year last season, and probably should have been the outright winner. Yet, it is important to distinguish just how good a defensive prospect Bridges is. The difference between a very good defensive prospect and an elite one is ignored far too often. Bridges fits the latter category.

Mikal Bridges Shooting Improvements | The Stepien
Mikal Bridges has started off the season on fire. He is shooting 48.6% from three on a career high in volume. Here's a video analyzing how his shot has improved.

Villanova tops St. Joe's for 20th straight Big Five win
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