Hoops Mania is just under two weeks away (about a month earlier than most years), and the Villanova Wildcats have locked in their first visitor for the event. 2019 power forward Armando Bacot will unofficially visit campus on September 30th.
Five-star Armando Bacot will attend Duke's Countdown to Craziness. Will take unofficials to Villanova on 9/30 & Providence 10/6 pic.twitter.com/FyxsVShDNd— Julius Kim (@JKimElevate) September 16, 2017
Bacot already holds an offer from Villanova and is a 4-star prospect ranked #17 overall in the 247 Composite. Villanova was down in Richmond earlier this week to see Bacot, and it looks like they were able to lock in the visit.
He is a highly skilled post-player with a solid array of offensive moves for his age. AT 6’10” he has great height, and a good frame to add strength as well.
This won’t be an easy recruitment as Bacot already holds offers from Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, UCLA and Louisville to name just a few. But it’s a great first step to get him on campus to assess interest and make a decision about whether they have a legit chance to bring him to the Main Line.