On Friday morning, the Villanova Wildcats announced that Dylan Painter will be transferring from the program.
VILLANOVA, Pa. – Redshirt sophomore Dylan Painter (Hershey, Pa./Hershey High School) has elected to transfer, it was announced today. Painter appeared in 25 games for the Wildcats since coming to Villanova and started the 2018-19 season opening 100-77 victory over Morgan State on Nov. 6. ”This is a very sad day for all of us in our program,” stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright.
“There is not a player more loved or respected on our team than Dylan Painter. ”Dylan has decided he wants to go to a program where he can play more. He’s been such a valuable asset to our program that we want him to be happy – he deserves it. Dylan’s been a very important member of this program and we all wish him the best.” Painter appeared in 23 games as a reserve as a freshman in 2016-17, registering a career high with 10 points and six rebounds in a BIG EAST Tournament victory over St. John’s.
In 2017-18 the 6-10 forward redshirted, practicing each day as the Wildcats posted a 36-4 record and captured the NCAA national champion. In 2018-19, Painter appeared in two games, averaging 2.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per outing.
We will update this post if and when more information becomes available. In the interim, we wish Dylan the best of luck moving forward and thank him for what he has brought to the program.