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Villanova Basketball and the 4th of July

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USA, USA, USA!

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Happy July 4th Nova Nation! It’s America’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than watching teenagers play basketball in Greece. Ok, maybe there are better ways to celebrate, but watching Jeremiah Robinson-Earl play for USA Basketball will get you cheering! Special thanks to jnmurf16 for pointing out the video and AlbertJay for providing the full game link. But for those of you just looking for the highlights, thanks to halllee for providing them:

If you can’t tell from the vicious dunk pictured above, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is tearing it up for America. He’s quickly gaining A LOT of attention, and looks like he could be working himself into lottery pick territory. For Nova fans that may be sad to here he could depart after one year, just remember that means he would have to have a GREAT year. I’m all kinds of onboard for that!

Before we get to the links, all of us here at VU Hoops would like to wish you all a Happy 4th of July, and we hope you have a great day celebrating America. Yay Fireworks!

In other “news”, Kyle Lowry is the star of a web comic, Lynn Greer is a name to keep an eye on, and get ready for Summer League. Enjoy!

USA Basketball

FIBA u19: Q&A with Villanova freshman Jeremiah Robinson-Earl | 247 Sports
CRETE, Greece -- How has Jeremiah Robinson-Earl enjoyed his USA Basketball experience? He breaks down his trip to the FIBA u19 World Cup, his game and talks Villanova.

Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Alabama's Kira Lewis lead USA Basketball to FIBA U19 World Cup quarterfinals | Sporting News
Kira Lewis and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl led the way in a devastating victory over Latvia.

Recruiting

Basketball recruiting: Could Roman Catholic’s backcourt duo of Lynn Greer and Justice Williams reunite at Florida, Penn State? | The Inquirer
The Cahillites, winners of two straight Catholic League championships, will count on Greer and Williams as they try for a third.

Big East

UConn basketball just had the best week ever | SBNation.com
NCAA sanctions, a decrease in TV revenue; it’s all good news for the Huskies.

NBA Summer League

Atlanta Hawks 2019 Summer League preview: What to watch for in Las Vegas | Peachtree Hoops
After a whirlwind in 2018 that featured trips to both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, the summer is a little more tame for the Atlanta Hawks in 2019. Spellman is the main attraction among the returning players, as the No. 30 overall pick was a rotation player for the big league club as a rookie.

Summer League notebook: Early Warriors winners and losers at California Classic | KNBR-AM
Summer League games are great. They are innately weird, semi-disastrous and entertaining for both the previous two reasons and the fact that young guys are playing hard to try and secure a roster spot.

Game Recap: Memphis Grizzlies 81, Cleveland Cavaliers 68 | NBA.com
SALT LAKE CITY -- Keenan Evans scored 20 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to an 81-68 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Salt Lake City Summer League on

NBA Wildcats

Jimmy Butler deal shows Phoenix Suns bet right in Mikal Bridges trade | Bright Side Of The Sun
Jimmy Butler’s move to South Beach means the Suns paid a discount in the end for Bridges in the 2018 NBA draft.

Point Man on Raptors HQ: The complete and ongoing webcomic | Raptors HQ
Lowry returns home, Conley’s life is in peril, Brogdon and the cops are on alert, and shadowy underworld figures make moves. Read the entire ongoing run of Point Man here.

Chicago Bulls: Grading the Ryan Arcidiacono deal | Pippen Ain't Easy
The Chicago Bulls and Ryan Arcidiacono have reportedly agreed on a multi-year deal. Let's go through and grade this free agency move.

NBA free agency: Five lineups to look forward to next season | SI.com
The NBA completely changed overnight once free agency hit on Sunday. The Crossover on five new-look lineups NBA fans should be most excited about watching next season.

EURO Wildcats

Liberty High’s Darrun Hilliard signs with Russia’s top pro basketball team | The Morning Call
Darrun Hilliard, the former Liberty High and Villanova star, is headed to Moscow to play for Russia's top pro basketball team.