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Is Villanova Basketball Jalen Brunson’s team?

Josh Hart gets the pub, but the sophomore point guard runs the show.

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Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaay! Last year there was never really a doubt that Villanova was Ryan Arcidiacono's team. And while Josh Hart is getting all the plaudits and Kris Jenkins is still covered in glory, it might be a fair question to ask -- is this Jalen Brunson's team?

He's having a quietly (on the national scale) great year, and the book on the sophomore has been that he's a natural born leader and the perfect replacement for Arch -- he's more than stepped up to fill that void in my eyes. Has he taken the reigns, officially?

And now, the "news."

Jalen Brunson, just a sophomore, already leads way for Villanova | Philly.com
Villanova coach Jay Wright uses the words "comfortable" and "confident" to describe Jalen Brunson, and it was clear to see the Wildcats' point guard exhibit both qualities on the team's 2-0 road trip.

Is Villanova's Tanoh Kpassagnon the next Jason Pierre-Paul? | NJ.com
Kpassagnon sees the comparisons, but he's out to make a name for himself.

Jalen Carey speaks on the latest with his recruitment | MADE Hoops
"Minnesota just offered me, Kansas has been in, coach Ashley Howard from Villanova has been in my ear and Notre Dame has gotten involved," Carey said. "Seton Hall, Rutgers and a lot of local schools have been on me."

SN exclusive: N.C. State reaching out to candidates to replace Mark Gottfried as coach | Sporting News
North Carolina State is in the process of searching for a replacement for head men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried, who is near the completion of his sixth season in charge of the Wolfpack.

Villanova board of trustees approves Pavilion renovation plans | CSN Philly
Villanova announced Tuesday the men's basketball team will play the "majority" of home games at Wells Fargo Center as the Pavilion undergoes renovations.

Villanova trustees approve $60 million makeover for the Pavilion basketball arena | Philly.com
The Villanova University Board of Trustees announced plans Tuesday for a $60 million makeover for the Pavilion, the arena for the school's basketball teams.