Happy Friday Nova Nation! It’s a bit of a slow news day as Villanova prepares for the annual Holy War with St. Joe’s, so before we break down that game it’s time to look back at the week that was on Villanova Twitter. Let’s start with the newest member of the Nova Nation.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Rocks Villanova Sneakers
Villanova PE's for The Greek Freak pic.twitter.com/gFKpUQEiqE— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 4, 2019
The Greek Freak’s signature shoe can be emblazoned with a variety of elite college programs, but only one has made it into the reigning MVP’s rotation this month. On Wednesday Giannis put up a game high 35 points along with 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in a win over the Detroit Pistons. And after the game, the big man did the most Villanova thing he could do with them.
Brunson honors friend, Nathan Halterman
Jalen Brunson, 14pts in the 4th Quarter, reveals his friend passed away last week and knew he was watching him play tonight pic.twitter.com/22xCeFqlpL— Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) December 5, 2019
Jalen Brunson is one of the best basketball players ever to come through Villanova, but he may also be one of the best people the program’s ever seen. After leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 4th Quarter comeback, he used the spotlight to honor a high school friend who passed away recently. Brunson continues to impress on and off the court, and it’s no wonder why he’s the favorite all-time player of many Wildcat fans.
Eric Paschall challenging for Rookie of the Year
He was nice at Villanova! He having a hell of a rookie year pic.twitter.com/f9zwc656nf— (@veedyVee) December 6, 2019
Most NBA experts would put Ja Morant at the front of the race for rookie of the year, but it’s hard to argue with what Pascahll’s been able to accomplish this season. The 2nd round pick is 1st in a number of statistics across the rookie class. It’ll be tough for the Villanova standout to continue putting up these numbers when the Warriors’ injured stars return to the lineup, but he’s firmly entrenched himself with the team and the NBA.
Grab Ryan Arcidiacono’s Basketballs
We’ll have more holiday gift giving ideas next week (stay tuned), but why not start with a Villanova great. Arch is selling signed basketballs for any Bulls/Nova fans on your list. They’re a bit pricey, but if you’re a huge Arcidiacono fan... maybe just go have Chris sign them.
In other “news”, Villanova prepares for their game with St. Joe’s, Georgetown continues to face a fallout, and as we showed you earlier, the full story of Jalen Brunson’s high school friend that inspired a fourth quarter comeback. Enjoy!
Villanova Men’s Basketball
Penn’s AJ Brodeur and Villanova’s Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Big men who show how it’s done | The Inquirer
You want to know how to play the game? These two could show you, and tell you about it, too.
No. 23 Nova meets St. Joe’s | The Associated Press
No. 23 Villanova (6-2) vs. Saint Joseph’s (2-7) Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena, Philadelphia; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Villanova visits Saint…
Golden State Warriors: Eric Paschall should be Rookie of the Year favorite | Blue Man Hoop
The Golden State Warriors knew they were getting a seasoned collegiate veteran when they drafted Eric Paschall in the second round.
Eric Paschall is learning to use his strength without picking up fouls | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Golden State Warriors rookie Eric Paschall watches film of Kawhi Leonard to learn how to draw fouls.
While grieving the death of his high school friend, Jalen Brunson was Mavs’ fourth-quarter catalyst vs. Minnesota | Dallas Morning News
As Jalen Brunson scored 14 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday against the Timberwolves and served as a catalyst for the Mavericks extending their...
4-star 2020 Forward Terrance Williams Decommits from Georgetown | Casual Hoya
4-star DC product is reopening the recruiting process ...
Patrick Ewing says Georgetown players 'given no special treatment' | ESPN
Shortly before the start of Georgetown's first game since announcing two of its top five scorers were off the team, coach Patrick Ewing issued a statement, saying players are "given no special treatment when it comes to their behavior and discipline."