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Villanova’s future coaches and players are already winning awards

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Just when you thought the future couldn’t look any brighter...

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Happy Hump Day Nova Nation! Some great articles today on players from Villanova’s past and present, but this morning we’re going to focus on the future.

We start with local forward Eric Dixon, who was just named the Class 6A Pennsylvania Player of the Year and a member of the All-State First Team. The junior averaged 24 points per game, and is on pace to become Abington’s All-Time leading scorer next season.

On the coaching front, Villanova’s Video Coordinator, Mike Clark, was named one of the best 30 Under 30 coaches in the country. Is there anything or anyone Jay Wright touches these days that doesn’t turn to gold?

In other “news”, Delaware loves Donte, Chicago loves Ryan, and ESPN loves 5-star recruits. Enjoy!

Abington forward Eric Dixon named state Player of the Year | Courier Times
The junior, a Villanova commit, takes home Class 6A honors to highlight all-state selections.

Clark Named to NABC Rising Coaching Star List | Villanova.com
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2017-18 Under Armour 30-under-30 honorees, recognizing a group of up and coming young coaches in men's college basketball. Included on the list is Villanova's Mike Clark.

Donte DiVincenzo shines the spotlight on Delaware hoops | The Review
The "Big Ragu" chose to stay in his home state to play high school basketball. Delaware and Villanova are sure glad he did.

Bulls Season Rewind 17-18: Ryan Arcidiacono | Chicago Bulls
The former Villanova great had some great moments with the Chicago Bulls this season.

Who's recruiting the best players in 2019 class? | ESPN
With the recruitment of elite 2018 prospects wrapped up, it's time to turn our attention to top juniors such as center Vernon Carey Jr.