Huuuuuuump Daaaaaaaay! I’m on my way to New York City to
work take in the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals. Anyone else going? I may have time to meet up before the game, but I’ll be running pretty fast to the airport after it to catch a flight home.
I’m expecting a win. And not just on Thursday. But the whole damn thing in MSG. A big reason why is the Senior class of Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins and Darryl Reynolds. They’re the winningest class in Villanova history, but they’ve taken home this trophy just once in three years.
They seem focused and ready to grab another one.
And now, the "news."
Villanova seniors ready for last March hurrah | Philly.com
Although they all came in highly regarded, the three members of Villanova's freshman Class of 2013 all had a particular trait. Josh Hart possessed various skills but sometimes had problems controlling his emotions on the court. Kris Jenkins, impressive with the way he could shoot, was overweight. Darryl Reynolds showed strength and toughness but was raw.
Mikal Bridges doing a little bit of everything for Villanova | Philly.com
If there is such a thing as a five-tool player in college basketball, Mikal Bridges is the model.
Villanova's Hart a force as top player of the year candidate | AP
Hart has thrived this season under the scrutiny that comes with trying to lead the Wildcats (28-3) to back-to-back national championships. He led them with 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, shot 41 percent on 3s and will likely win Big East player of the year on Wednesday.
‘You kind of disappear’: A year after epic NCAA final, two stars cross paths in NBA D-League - The Washington Post
Ryan Arcidiacono and Marcus Paige, the guards who squared off against each other in last year’s men’s national title game, are still thinking about that night.
Ball Named National Freshman of the Year | UCLA Athletics
UCLA guard Lonzo Ball has earned National Freshman of the Year honors from USA Today and Sporting News, as announced by the publications on Tuesday. Ball has averaged 14.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game.