Happy Thursday Nova Nation! With the 2019 season in the books, attention shifts back from the college game to the remaining undecided players in the Class of 2019. Some of the top names among this year’s seniors will be on display for Team USA at the Nike Hoops Summit tomorrow in Oregon, and among them will be Villanova commits Justin Moore and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.
Even if you can’t head to the North West to see them play this week, Villanova fans should expect to see a lot of these two next season. Robinson-Earl is coming off a National Championship, and projects to be an immediate starter in a Villanova frontcourt that will be as deep as it’s ever been. Moore may not project in the starting lineup, but he is coming off an amazing season that saw him be decorated as the DC area’s best player. And even more important, he may end up being the most impactful member of the incoming class.
With the departure of Jahvon Quinerly via transfer, the Wildcats are left without a true point guard on their team for the first time in forever. Collin Gillespie, who stepped into the starting PG role this past season, is the only guard that returns from last year’s squad amid a sea of wings and big men. That means there will be a TON of opportunity for Moore to step up immediately into the backup roll. Even if Villanova brings in a transfer for additional depth at guard, Wright loves to play multiple ball handlers at once. If Moore can pick up Villanova’s systems quickly, he has the potential to contribute immediately and possibly even break into the starting five.
In other “news”, spring football is underway, Kyle Lowry’s getting paid, and we find out what a black hole looks like... kind of. Enjoy!
Class of 2019
Reaching the Summit: HoopsHD interviews Nike Hoop Summit player Justin Moore | Hoops HD
Justin Moore is no stranger to big-time competition. As a high school player at DeMatha his team was ranked #1 in the country. As a freshman at Villanova this fall he will join a team who has won 2 of the past 4 NCAA titles.
Fitch and Stewart to lead USA Junior National Team in 2019 Nike Hoop Summit | Pickin' Splinters
Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Justin Moore will also be on the team.
Justin Moore: 2019 Nike Hoop Summit Interview | YouTube
Jonathan Givony interviewed 6-4 and 18-year-old guard and Villanova signee Justin Moore after USA Team practice at the 2019 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.
Column: Did Joe Cremo Make the Right Decision? | Albany Student Press
UAlbany's independent student-run newspaper
Villanova Basketball: Early look at Wildcats 2019-20 returners/newcomers | Busting Brackets
Villanova Basketball is losing Phil Booth, Eric Paschall, and Joe Cremo, as well as a couple of transfers. What does next season's roster look like?
Spring football update: Villanova Wildcats | KYW
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Villanova University football team will wrap up spring workouts this week.
First picture of a black hole released: ‘We have seen ... the unseeable' | The Inquirer
This black hole is 55 million light years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the sun.
Raptors news: Kyle Lowry satisfies games criteria for $200,000 bonus | Clutch Points
Kyle Lowry made himself a little extra money from the Raptors this season due to games-played incentives in his contract.
Greg Hansen: UCLA learns that almost nobody can hire away a Final Four coach, like Wildcats did in '83 | Arizona Wildcats basketball | tucson.com
Mick Cronin is, all things considered, about the best the Bruins could've hoped for.