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Two Villanova Basketball commits named McDonald’s All-Americans

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Bryan Antoine and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl earn the prestigious honor

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Happy Friday Nova Nation! It’s a quick one this morning, but congratulations are certainly in order. Class of 2019 commits Bryan Antoine and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl were both named to the McDonald’s All-American team yesterday, a huge honor for any high school basketball player. This is the second time Jay Wright has had two incoming freshman earn the honor, the last time being 10 years ago with Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek.

Antoine and Robinson-Earl will be teammates on the West team. Villanova is one of five schools to have two future players in the game, including Arizona, Duke, Florida, and Kentucky. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 7:00PM ET on March 27th.

In other news, Seton Hall hasn’t won at Nova in a quarter-century, Jay Bilas loves the Wildcats, and a couple in Texas makes a terrible mistake. Enjoy!

2019 McDonald’s All-Americans

Two Villanova signees for 2019 named to McDonald’s All-American game roster | The Inquirer
The two players named to the team are 6-foot-5 guard Bryan Antoine of Eatontown, N.J., and 6-9 forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl of Shawnee Mission, Kan.

McDonald's 2019 All-American Rosters: James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards headline | SI.com
ESPN's No. 1 ranked James Wiseman headlines the list of prospects.

McDonald's All-American Game roster released | CBSSports.com
The rosters for the 42nd annual McDonald's All-American game were announced on Thursday with the top 17 prospects in the 247Sports Composite Rankings getting the nod.

Big East

Can Seton Hall basketball end 25-year drought at Villanova? | USA Today Network
The skid dates back to 1994. TV analyst Steve Lappas, who was Villanova's coach at the time, discusses that game -- and the one on Fox Sunday.

Big East is a demolition derby, but coaches say not to worry | WKRC
The Big East Conference has become a demolition derby. Look at the men's basketball standings after Wednesday night's game. No. 12 Marquette and No. 18 Villanova, the defending national champion, are the only teams with winning conference records. The eight other teams are below . 500. All have four losses. Some might call it a down year for a league that received 28 bids to the NCAA Tournament over the past five years.

Texas couple name their son Creighton after watching the Jays play basketball | omaha.com
They have no connection to Omaha — they're just big college hoops fans.

Recruiting

UNC Basketball: 5-star PG will decide between 4 prolific hoops programs | Keeping It Heel
Jeremy Roach, a 5-star point guard in the class of 2020 is down to four schools. He's looking to visit each, and make a decision some time in the summer.

UK Basketball Recruiting: Isaiah Todd may reclassify into 2019; possibly visiting for Kansas game | A Sea Of Blue
A potential game-changer on the recruiting trail for Kentucky.

All Types Of Rankings

Jay Bilas ranks his 68 top teams in college basketball as February nears | ESPN
You can discard the NET and the RPI. There's one college hoops ranking you need, and it's right here.

Projected NCAA tournament bracket: Duke overall No 1 | SI.com
Who's trending upward in our latest projection of the 2019 NCAA tournament field—and who's not?

2019 NBA Mock Draft: There's movement in the top 5 | Fansided
With Duke's group of superstar freshman dominating the college basketball headlines, our 2019 NBA Mock Draft always circles back to their play.