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Why aren't Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges getting more NBA love?

Which might be why Jay Wright has this program rolling.


TGIF, 'Nova Nation! One more off-day until Villanova Basketball is back! I know this link made the rounds yesterday but it's worth reposting for those who missed it. The Ringer has a new feature out on Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges' value.

Their skillset translates to the NBA game, but why aren't they high on draft boards? Probably because they don't have star potential, but they'll both likely last a long time in a league that values their skills immensely.

And it's also why Coach Wright has the program cooking. He's targeting skillsets that are valued in the NBA game, and making it work at the college level. That's some rocket science shit, man.

And now, the "news."

Villanova Has 2 Players Every Team In The NBA Needs | The Ringer
The Wildcats are an NCAA powerhouse despite not producing a single NBA first-rounder since 2006. Swingmen Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges might not change that this year, but their skills — and willingness to fit in — could make them important NBA players sooner rather than later.

March Madness: Are Kansas, Villanova tournament favorites? |
SI college basketball expert Seth Davis breaks down the weaknesses for two possible No. 1 seeds.

Get ready for college basketball madness to take over NYC | New York Post
The center of the college basketball world is back in New York City.

Top 10 NCAA Tournament resumes: Kansas jumps to No. 1 over Villanova |
The Jayhawks have done the most this season on paper