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Two of Villanova’s commits were named Player of the Year in their state.

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Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! Villanova’s Class of 2019 is already being hyped as possible the greatest in school history, and that train just continues to pick up speed. Yesterday, USA Today named its All-USA teams and players of the year nationally and for each state. While none of Nova’s commits made the national team, three of them were named to First Team All-USA in their home states. Bryan Antoine was named for the First Team in New Jersey, while Eric Dixon and Justin Moore were named Player of the Year for Pennsylvania and Maryland respectively.

In honor of these young men and their accomplishments, we figured we’d do another quick run around twitter to update the highlight reels for the whole class.

Bryan Antoine

In case you’re wondering, yes that is Jeremiah Robinson-Earl at the receiving end of that pass!

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Justin Moore

Eric Dixon

Chris Arcidiacono

Ok, I couldn’t find any twitter highlights for Chris, and this was the most recent video he posted on his twitter feed. But a little more searching and you can find some highlights from his 51 point night in the state playoffs from 2018:

The 2020 season continues to look like it’s going to be a lot of fun, and I can’t wait for these guys to get on campus to officially join their future teammates!

In other “news”, Kyle Lowry shows up the haters, Villanova Lacrosse on course for a Tournament bid, and Rick Barnes says something really stupid. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball

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Class of 2019

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2018-19 ALL-USA Maryland High School Boys Basketball Team announced | USA Today HSS
Introducing the 2018-19 ALL-USA Maryland High School Boys Basketball Team. Check out the selections!

ALL-USA Pennsylvania High School Boys Basketball Team announced | USA Today HSS
Introducing the 2018-19 ALL-USA Pennsylvania High School Boys Basketball Team. Check out the selections!

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Big East

College basketball team grades for 2018-19 NCAA season | SI.com
We doled out final grades for every power conference team and a host of others to cap the 2018–19 college basketball season.

All That Glitters Isn’t Golden: Marquette’s Transfer Problem | Big East Coast Bias
The Hauser brothers sent shockwaves with their transfer announcement, becoming part of a recent trend of departures over the last few years.

NBA Wildcats

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Toronto's All-Star guard played like his fiery self in a blowout win.

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Everyone could sort of tell that the Anthony Davis trade rumors had an adverse effect on the locker room, but it was still notable to hear Lakers like Tyson Chandler, Josh Hart, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Kyle Kuzma acknowledge that reality.

Young, Huerter, Spellman of Hawks reflect on rookie seasons | AJC.com
Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman no longer will have to bring desserts on flights, carry...

Villanova Lacrosse

Bracketology: No Silver Linings for High Point, Which Must Win SoCon | US Lacrosse Magazine
The NCAA (finally) released its men’s lacrosse RPI for the first time this season on Monday morning, and with it comes good news and bad news.

College Basketball

College basketball transfer rankings for 2019-20 and 2020-21 | ESPN
It's college basketball's version of free agency. We've ranked the top players who are set to switch schools this offseason.

Rick Barnes: If they paid my buyout, I’d be at UCLA | NBC Sports
This is now the second coach that UCLA publicly pursued yet couldn't hire due to their unwillingness to pay a buyout.