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Villanova Basketball’s Phil Booth is ready for his shot with the Washington Wizards

The winningest player in Villanova Basketball history debuts his #15 Wizards jersey.

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Happy Thursday Nova Nation! Short and sweet this morning as it’s a busy day for yours truly, but first I have to share our first view of Phil Booth in his new Washington Wizards uniform:

Right now “Boofy” is under contract for training camp, so he’ll still have to prove himself to find a spot on the Wizards. Otherwise he’ll still have an opportunity to earn a role on the team’s G-League affiliate. Knowing how hard Booth works and how he handles challenges, I’d say we can still expect big things from the winningest player in Villanova Basketball history.

In other “news”, updates from the recruiting trail, Seton Hall will pose the biggest obstacle for Nova to repeat as Big East Champions, and Jalen Brunson is still really good at basketball. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball

Jay Wright enjoyed duties as ‘scrub coach’ on Team USA at World Cup in China | Philadelphia Inquirer
The Villanova head coach spent 45 days on the road on the Team USA staff led by head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.

Villanova Basketball Recruiting

Analyst likes UK’s chances for point guard recruit Devin Askew | Lexington Herald Leader
Five-star basketball recruit Devin Askew has visits to Kentucky, Arizona and Memphis set for the coming days. He has already visited Louisville and canceled a trip to Villanova. UK is hoping for his commitment.

UK Basketball Recruiting: John Calipari visits top-10 recruit AJ Griffin | A Sea Of Blue
Griffin is also hoping to set a visit to UK

Kentucky Wildcats: Devin Askew sets official visit with UK Basketball | A Sea Of Blue
Big news for the Wildcats.

Devin Askew schedules Arizona, Kentucky visits | 247 Sports
Five-star guard Devin Askew is switching around his official visit, Brian Askew, his father, tells 247Sports.

Askew, a standout at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, will still

Kentucky’s John Calipari, Villanova’s Jay Wright visit Adrian Griffin | LOHUD
Stepinac's Adrian Griffin Jr. had a couple of more blue-blood visitors when Kentucky’s John Calipari and Villanova's Jay Wright stopped by open gym.

Big East

2019-20 Big East Power Rankings | Last Word on Pro Basketball
After a mostly down year, the Big East is poised for a rebound season. So let’s break down our first initial Big East Power Rankings for the 2019-20 season.

State of the Hoops Program: With Myles Powell back, Seton Hall is ready to take its best shot | The Athletic
Coach Kevin Willard welcomes back an elite scorer and three other starters on what will arguably be his best team.

NBA Wildcats

Warriors coach Kerr sees flashes of Mo Speights in Omari Spellman | Warriors Wire
A big man who can bank perimeter shots to allow another big to dominate in the paint? Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will take it.

An inside look at how Josh Hart is using his NBA platform (and podcast) to follow his passions | The Athletic
From gaming to podcasts to social media, the new Pelicans guard makes no apologies for doing things his way.

Mavs news: Jalen Brunson widely considered to have the 'most impressive summer' by team officials | Clutch Points
Jalen Brunson is getting ready for the upcoming season and is already being touted by Mavs officials as having the 'most impressive' summer by far.

Villanova Athletics

Volleyball Opens BIG EAST Play Friday vs. Villanova | Go Creighton
The Bluejays host Villanova (9-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Central.

Wildcats Travel to Rhode Island for Brown Invitational Friday | Villanova University Athletics
After two successful weekends to start off its Fall schedule, Villanova is ready for its next challenge.