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Jay Wright should be in the Hall of Fame

His career at Villanova including two National Championships has all but made him a shoe in.


Happy Friday Nova Nation! For the football fans out there, I’m sure glad last night’s final preseason game is over and real football can start on Sunday. U-G-L-Y, but a win is a win and the Eagles came out on top. If nothing else, I’m happy for Jay Wright who’s an avid Eagles fan.

Speaking of Wright, the NCAA has listed him on an unofficial list of potential college basketball Hall of Fame. At this point that seems like a no brainier, what with his massive win totals and two national titles. But it’s really only the best of the best that make it there mid-career. Here’s a quick list of the active coaches already in the Hall:

  • Mike Krzyzewski, inducted after 26 seasons and 3 national championships
  • Jim Boehiem, inducted after 29 seasons and 1 national championship
  • Roy Williams, inducted after 19 seasons and 1 national championship
  • John Calipari, inducted after 23 seasons and 1 national championship
  • Tom Izzo, inducted after 21 seasons and 1 national championship
  • Bill Self, inducted after 24 seasons and 1 national championship

Wright is entering his 25th season coaching, and already has 2 national championships to show for it. That puts him in prime position to join the above list of active Hall of Famers. It won’t shock any of us if he got the call as early as this season, and he deserves it.

In other news, Eric Paschall is getting NBA attention, Nova’s offense should again be great, Jay Wright hits the links, and a great story about Big East commissioner Val Ackerman. Enjoy!

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