Happy Friday Nova Nation! It’s a busy Friday for yours truly, but a quick congratulations to Class of 2019 Villanova commits Justin Moore and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. The pair were named to the 12 man 2019 USA Nike Hoops Summit team. Villanova and Duke were the only two schools to land multiple players on the team, another sign that next year’s recruiting class will be one of the nation’s best.
In other “news”, Nova shoots a lot of 3’s, more Nova v Providence coverage, and a quick recruiting update. Enjoy!
Class of 2019
2019 Nike Hoop Summit Roster Announced | USA Basketball
Justin Moore and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl named to Nike Hoops Summit. Bryan Antoine omitted.
USA Basketball releases Hoop Summit roster | 247 Sports
USA Basketball released their roster for the Nike Hoop Summit game on Thursday. Who made the game?
2019 USA NIKE HOOP SUMMIT TEAM REVEAL | YouTube
Villanova commits Justin Moore and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl made the team.
Nike Hoop Summit: Ranney's Scottie Lewis named to Team USA, Bryan Antoine left off | APP
Ranney senior Scottie Lewis will play for Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit on April 12 in Portland.
Best friends, and dynamic duo, Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis receive McDonald's All-American jerseys | NJ.com
Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine of Ranney were instant friends when they met in high school. Now, the two best friends are going to the McDonald's All-American game together.
Villanova beats Providence
Twitter Reaction: Nova Pulls Away Late | Friar Basketball
Friar Basketball provides insight into Providence College basketball that you can't find anywhere else. The site takes an honest and insightful look at the current and future state of PC Basketball.
Friars Journal: Referees offended both teams in this game | providencejournal.com
While the officials play a vital role in balancing any basketball game, they always strive not to be noticed very much. The crew that worked Wednesday’s Big East game failed on that front.
After handling Providence, Villanova ready to take to the road | Metro US
After dismantling Providence, the Villanova Wildcats' next three games will all be on the road, starting with St. John's Red Storm on Sunday.
College Basketball Teams Most (and Least) Reliant on 3-Point Shooting | HERO Sports
Which college basketball teams are the most reliant on three-point shooting?
College basketball bold predictions before March Madness | SI.com
UNC sweeping Duke? LSU winning the SEC regular season title? Our staff makes bold predictions as college basketball gears up for the final stretch before the Big Dance.
Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Recruiting: Evan Daniels pegs Isaiah Todd to UK | A Sea Of Blue
The Kentucky Wildcats and North Carolina Tar Heels are among the schools battling for Todd.
Jay Bilas' 1-68 college basketball rankings ... Tiers on Valentine's Day | ESPN
Don't worry about your team's quad-whatever wins. Just absorb these 1-68 rankings.
Villanova Basketball Adjacent
My neighbor was a basketball star. Then came ordinary life. | The Inquirer
You know what you know about your neighbor, and that seems like more than enough. Until you find out she’s a hall-of-famer.
Alicia Arizin Sterling, 63, of Haverford, a nurse, mother, and community volunteer | The Inquirer
Tall and statuesque, Mrs. Sterling stood out as a hostess, athlete, organizer, caregiver, and friend, her family said. Thanks to StephDon for finding this one.
Brackets and Bubbles
March Madness bracket projections: LSU on rise in seeding | SI.com
This week has already seem upsets, comebacks, and controversy, bringing change to our latest look at the 2019 NCAA tournament field.
Bracketology: Happy Valentine’s Day for Duke, LSU | CollegeBasketballTalk
The only bracket you need to read.