Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! I hope everyone had a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend, and thanks again to all of those who serve our country. ‘Merica!
But now that the weekend has come to an end, it’s finally decision time for Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman. The NCAA deadline for elligible players to remove themselves from the NBA draft is tomorrow, so we’d expect an announcement within the next 24 hours.
Whether or not these two stars would return next season or ride their National Championship into the NBA Draft has been the biggest question around the Villanova program for the past two months. If one or both of them return, Villanova will be one of the front runners for another title. If they both leave, the team will need some of the younger Wildcats to step up in order for the team to defend their title.
Honestly, I’ve written the same story over and over for the past month. If they go, it’s great for them and a good sign for the program’s ability to get players to the NBA. If they stay, it’s great for them and a good sign of how great the culture is at Villanova. Bottom line, it’s a win-win.
In other “news”, I <3 Jay Wright’s dog, ‘Crootin, more ‘Cruitin, the Big East faces off at TBT, and a look at the
transfers ‘free agents’. Enjoy!
NBA Draft Decision Deadline Looms For Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo | CBS Philly
For Donte DiVincenzo, May 30 represents the last day and moment he has to decide on his foreseeable basketball future.
Jay Wright Cuddles With Dog at Phillies 'Bark at the Park' Night | Slackie Brown
The Philadelphia Phillies were the latest team to show their love for dogs with a "Bark at the Park" night at Citizens Bank Park. Although they wound up losing 6-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays, one of their cities' favorite stars made an appearance with his beloved dog -- Villanova Wildcats' head coach Jay Wright.
Cole Anthony, Anthony Harris among standouts at Nike EYBL Hampton | 247 Sports
HAMPTON, Va. -- Nike held their final EYBL session at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. Who stood out?
Philly hoops roundup: Lynn Greer III leaves Roman Catholic, more Catholic League coaching changes and more - PennLive.com
Villanova has an offer out to Mikeal Jones, but so does the rest of Philadelphia.
The Basketball Tournament to feature Big East alumni teams
The $2 million Basketball Tournament will feature alumni teams from the Big East. Villanova may not be playing this season, but the conference is well represented.
How college basketball free agency is shaping up | ESPN
Chase Jeter, who transferred from Duke to Arizona, is among 15 impact players looking for fresh starts. Really ESPN? Joe Cremo, a guy who will likely play 20+ minutes per game for the defending National Champions, doesn't make the list!?!?