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Villanova Basketball’s All-Time Leading Assists List: 2017 Update

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Jalen Brunson’s assist numbers are already among Nova’s elite.

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The offseason is here, presenting us with an opportunity to refresh and publish the Villanova All-Time Lists. We’re continuing the series with a look at the Wildcats’ career leaders in assists. This list includes all 42 Villanova players with 200+ assists, and this season saw three new additions.

With Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins, and Darryl Reynolds graduating, the school is losing 519 career assists, including two players with 200+. Josh Hart finishes his career 27th All-Time in assists with 266, just edging out fellow Final Four guard Reggie Redding. Kris Jenkins also joins the 200 Assist Club with 215, good enough for 40th All-Time.

To no one’s surprise, Jalen Brunson has been quickly ascending the ranks, already racking up 248 career assists to tie him for 32nd All-Time with Howard Brown and Darrun Hilliard. Brunson is just the 5th Villanova player ever to record 248 or more assists in their first two seasons, and the first Wildcat to do it in over 20 years. He joins Kenny Wilson, Chris Ford, Rory Sparrow, and Jonathan Haynes on that elite list.

Villanova All-Time Assists List

Rank Player Years Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Total
Rank Player Years Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Total
1 Kenny Wilson (1985-89) 145 159 170 153 627
2 Stewart Granger (1979-83) 70 165 183 177 595
3 Alvin Williams (1993-97) 88 159 177 129 553
4 Ryan Arcidiacono (2012-16) 119 118 129 169 535
5 Chris Ford (1969-72) x 117 238 145 500
6 Rory Sparrow (1976-80) 112 153 103 127 495
7 Corey Fisher (2007-11) 92 107 129 159 487
8 Scottie Reynolds (2006-10) 133 113 128 108 482
9 Joe Rogers (1973-77) 67 136 118 153 474
10 Gary McLain (1981-85) 58 88 160 150 456
11 John Celestand (1995-99) 44 121 148 137 450
12 Jonathan Haynes (1992-95) x 137 177 132 446
13 Mike Nardi (2003-07) 130 107 62 124 423
14 Randy Foye (2002-06) 90 127 99 100 416
15 Kerry Kittles (1992-96) 79 109 115 105 408
16 Chris Walker (1988-92) 41 128 139 96 404
17 Whitey Rigsby (1974-78) 51 90 116 136 393
18 Lance Miller (1989-93) 79 87 91 80 340
19 Maalik Wayns (2009-12) 42 148 133 x 333
20 Jermaine Medley (1997-01) 71 42 107 110 330
21 Derrick Snowden (2000-04) 62 125 108 27 322
22 Gary Buchanan (1999-03) 87 103 78 44 312
23 Harold Pressley (1982-86) 52 74 87 87 300
24 Mark Plansky (1984-88) 34 63 58 136 291
25 Dwayne McClain (1981-85) 75 54 81 77 287
26 Tom Ingelsby (1970-73) x 136 72 71 279
27 Josh Hart (2013-17) 30 53 77 106 266
28 Reggie Redding (2006-10) 27 59 116 56 258
29 Doug West (1985-88) 32 51 82 92 257
T-30 Brian Lynch (1996-00) 28 31 78 114 251
T-30 Tom Sienkiewicz (1977-81) 28 71 83 69 251
T-32 Howard Brown (1995-99) 33 43 92 80 248
T-32 Darrun Hilliard (2011-15) 28 56 90 74 248
T-32 Jalen Brunson (2015-Current) 100 148 x x 248
T-35 John Pinone (1979-83) 44 61 67 61 233
T-35 Wali Jones (1961-64) x x x x 233
37 Harold Jensen (1983-87) 27 38 85 81 231
38 Ed Pinckney (1981-85) 45 57 53 71 226
39 Ed Hastings (1970-73) x 22 109 88 219
40 Kris Jenkins (2013-17) 21 34 87 73 215
41 Marc Dowdell (1988-92) 24 39 71 73 207
42 Steve Lincoln (1976-80) 12 76 79 33 200