Happy Friday Nova Nation! While the last two weeks have brought two prized 2019 players into the Villanova family, there’s still more recruiting to be done. The Wildcats can still bring in one or two more players, so expect the staff to stay on their toes for the rest of this recruiting window.
One player Jay Wright and company will surely be keeping an extra close eye on is center Isaiah Stewart. The 5 Star Rochester, NY native is one of the best big men in the 2019 class, and bringing him to the Main Line is a top priority. Wright may have a leg up on the competition, having started his coaching career in Rochester. He’s also shown that he knows how to win a National Championship with an elite big man.
However, Villanova is a little late to the game in Stewart’s recruitment. Duke seems to be the front-runner for now, but with larger programs like Villanova, Louisville, and Michigan State getting more involved, nothing’s set in stone.
In other “news”, NBA Draft talk, Villanova West (aka Penn State) is doing well, High School kids chasin’ that paper, and I guess Georgetown had to win at something for it to be a “rivalry”. Enjoy!
Will UK make a run at top basketball recruit Isaiah Stewart? | Lexington Herald Leader
Five-star post player Isaiah Stewart has rocketed up the recruiting rankings for the class of 2019, and he's currently leading the Nike EYBL in rebounds. He has offers from Duke, Louisville, Michigan State and several others. No UK interest ... yet.
Four Villanova players invited to NBA Draft Combine | Zagsblog
Four go in, two come out?
Committee Approves Contract Extension for Chambers | gopsusports.com
The Official Athletic Site of Penn State - The Penn State Board of Trustees’ compensation committee today (May 3) approved a contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Patrick Chambers through the 2021-22 season.
The NBA age limit directly impacts today’s high school stars. This is what they think of it | SBNation.com
We talked to the top high school players in America to see what they really think about the one-and-done rule.
Villanova Falls To Georgetown In Big East Men's Lacrosse Semifinals | Philly College Sports
This probably bursts Villanova's bubble.