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Villanova Basketball News and Notes for Thursday

Everything in the news for the Villanova Wildcats

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Happy Thursday Nova Nation! Busy day for yours truly, so we’re getting right to the links today. In the “news”, Villanova athletes are super smart, Mikal Bridges is in high demand, Justin Moore is looking awesome, and some of the Wildcats could be heading to the Sixers. Enjoy!

Villanova Tops All Division I Schools in Percentage of Teams Earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards for Academic Achievement |
The elite level of academic achievement by Wildcats student-athletes surpassed another record-breaking milestone on Wednesday afternoon when Villanova led all Division I schools with the highest percentage of its sport programs earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards. A record total of 18 teams were recognized for having a multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) score that ranked in the top 10 percent of their sport nationwide.

Villanova Wildcats: Draft lottery is a big win for Mikal Bridges | Section 215
With its order now set, the 2018 NBA Draft looks like it's going to be absolutely loaded with former Villanova Wildcats like Mikal Bridges.

What college prospects are buzzing from the weekend? | Busting Brackets
The summer AAU season is just getting started. Three sessions through EYBL circuit play, some young players are already turning heads with offers. Justin Moore was impressive.

6 Prospects Sixers Could Target in 2018 NBA Draft | NBC 10 Philadelphia
Now that we know where the Sixers will draft, here are six prospects to keep an eye on. Mikal Bridges and Donte DiVincenzo make the list.