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Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! It’s a busy day for yours truly, so we have just enough time to point out how two Villanova Basketball alums are thriving in media careers. Former player Darryl Reynolds has found success with his “Stay Tuned” YouTube show, as well as multiple other media hosting and commenting appearances. And the man who taught him how to do all of that, former basketball manager turned NBC News host Keith Jones, continues to pass on his personal and professional insight to college students. Nothing better than seeing two Nova Basketball alums that have had success both on the court and off!

In other “news”, St. John’s is looking at Bobby Hurley, Mick Cronin is headed to UCLA, and Donte DiVincenzo talks about his rookie season. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball Adjacent

From Player to Podcaster: Stay Tuned With D. Rey |
As Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Phil Booth led their Wildcats on a rampage through through March Madness for the second time in three seasons, one of their teammates from

NBC anchor leads journalism master class | The Signal
NBC10 Philadelphia news anchor, and former Villanova Basketball manager, Keith Jones visited the College on Monday, April 8 at 11 a.m. to give a masterclass on his experience in broadcast journalism in the Kendall Hall TV Studio.

Coaching Carousel

Mullin - 'Emotional decision' to leave St. John's | ESPN
Chris Mullin, the greatest player in St. John's basketball history, has made the "extremely emotional decision" to step down as head coach. He was 59-73 over four seasons.

St. John's coaching search -- Can the Johnnies bring Bobby Hurley back East? | ESPN ($)
On Tuesday, Chris Mullin stepped down as head coach of St. John's. Whom will the Red Storm look for to fill the void?

Chris Mullin quits as St John’s head coach, citing ‘personal loss’ |
For a second time in the storied history of St. John’s basketball, the Chris Mullin era is over. The school’s greatest player “stepped down” as head coach Tuesday after four years on the job, citing a “personal loss.”

Report: Chris Mullin Out At St. John's Despite Winning Due To Sleazy And Failed Recruiting Efforts
Today, Chris Mullin announced that he was stepping down as St. John’s basketball coach after four seasons at the helm. Jon Rothstein first broke the news that Mullin was leaving last night. Mullin cited “a recent personal loss” in his resignation statement (his older brother died of cancer in March), and he will leave the Red Storm with two years and $4 million left on his contract. He will reportedly be bought out of his deal.

St. John’s dominoes are falling in wake of Chris Mullin’s exit
A legendary player-turned-coach walking away. Players and assistant coaches kept in the dark. Recruits backing out of commitments.

Column: Cronin left UC in a far better place than he found it | WKRC
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - For all of the hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing that a certain segment of University of Cincinnati basketball fans had over Mick Cronin's tenure as head basketball coach one thing should be perfectly clear - he left the program in far better shape than he found it. Cronin accepted the head coaching job at UCLA on Tuesday ending a successful 13-year run as UC head coach.

Bearcats basketball: From La Salle to UCLA, Mick Cronin timeline |
From Cincinnati to California: Mick Cronin's coaching timeline

NBA Wildcats

AUDIO: Milwaukee Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo talks Giannis Antetokounmpo, NBA playoffs | Bill Michaels Sports
Milwaukee Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo joined Bill Michaels and Steve Novak for The Milwaukee Basketball Hour:-One year later, what was it like winning a national championship with Villanova?-How did he approach the draft process?

NBA Mock Draft: Zion Williamson stays at No. 1 after March Madness |
Which prospects left strong impressions during March Madness? The Crossover's Front Office projects all 60 picks for the 2019 NBA draft.

Class of 2019

IMG Academy boys basketball team wins GEICO Nationals championship | Bradenton Herald
IMG Academy defeated three top national programs in three days to win the GEICO Nationals last weekend.

Nike Hoop Summit: Scottie Lewis international debut marks breakthrough
Ranney's Scottie Lewis will represent the United States on Friday night at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland.

March Madness and College Basketball

How Virginia Found Redemption | FiveThirtyEight
Virginia was a postseason fraud, or it wasn’t. Tony Bennett’s system had unavoidable flaws, or it didn’t. The national championship couldn’t be won at a ploddin…

Ranking the Best College Basketball Conferences From the 2018-19 Season | Stadium
Virginia won the first men’s basketball national championship in school history Monday night, which means three different ACC teams have won a national title in the last five years. The Cavaliers’ title goes a long way as we examine how college basketball’s best conferences stacked up against each other last season.

Virginia’s Historic Defeat Was Fundamental to Its Title | The New York Times
Braxton Key, a transfer, played a vital role in erasing bad memories.

NCAA Title Game Ratings Down On CBS, Univ Of Virginia Beat Texas Tech | Deadline
The national championship game of this year's college basketball went into OT & stumbled compared to the last time it was on a Big 4 net

Tech has foundation for future after reaching national final |
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brandone Francis plopped down in front of the Texas Tech locker room stalls where Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens were seated, their eyes red and wet as

Where does Virginia rank among all the national championship teams? | ESPN
Headlined by the 1972 UCLA Bruins, 81 teams have cut down the nets at an NCAA tournament. Virginia became the latest on Monday. Where do the Cavs rank all time?