clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Villanova Basketball’s Eric Paschall is a Top 5 Senior this season

New, 58 comments

Two Cats appear in the CBS Top 101 players for 2018-19

Villanova Mug Arizin Links

Happy Thursday Nova Nation! CBS put out their Top 101 players for the upcoming season, and two Wildcats made the list. Eric Paschall comes in at #17, which makes him the 5th best senior on the list and the 3rd best player in the Big East. Phil Booth comes in considerably lower at #58 as the only other Wildcat on the list.

It’s a little surprising that breakout candidates like Jahvon Quinerly or Collin Gillespie didn’t make the list, but there are A LOT of college basketball players out there. Equally as interesting as which Villanova players made the list was how many of Nova’s opponents were listed.

Here are the Top 101 players that the Wildcats will (or could) face this season:

That’s a total of 15 players that Nova could face out of the Top 101. Four of their opponents (Kansas, St. John’s, LSU, and Marquette), also had multiple players make the list. Kansas had the most of any of Nova’s opponents this season with four. The Big East was under-represented on the list, only getting eight players from five teams (that includes Villanova).

The bottom line is Villanova will face some talented players this season, and they’ll see them early on too. They’ll need their own Top 101 guys to help carry the team while the new guys get up to speed.

In other “news”, Nova should run the Big East, Donte DiVincenzo isn’t broke anymore, and Villanova Football needs a win. Enjoy!

College basketball rankings: The top 100 (and one) best players for the 2018-19 season | CBSSports.com
It's back! The most definitive list of the top talent in the sport is here

Big East basketball preview: Villanova, Marquette on top | SI.com
The reigning national champs have plenty of new faces this year, but they're still our pick to hold off a host of challengers in the Big East.

Meet Milwaukee Bucks Rookie Donte DiVincenzo | Milwaukee Magazine
Broke no longer, Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo takes a mature approach to his debut.

Heat check and power ranking of CAA football through Week 7 | National | iosconews.com
After another shocking week in CAA football, contributing writer Grayson Heflin tells us who's hot and who's not before power ranking the conference.