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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for December 11th.

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TGI Friday... Am I Right? Enjoy these links to get you ready for the weekend...

SI All-American Candidates: 3 Villanova Commits and 1 Wildcats Target Named | SI.com
Trey Patterson, a small forward from Rutgers Prep in Somerset, N.J., headlines three Villanova commits and one key Wildcats recruiting target who have been named Sports Illustrated All-American candidates.

After finally leaving "Bubbleville" Villanova wonders what comes next | Section 215
After playing four games in the bubble of Mohegan Sun Arena, Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats know this college basketball season will be unique.

Villanova coach Jay Wright says bubble stay takes mental toll on college basketball players | Hartford Courant
The coaches and players were basically locked in their hotel rooms for seven days, coming out only to eat, play basketball, get tested for the novel coronavirus and go for one or two walks outside as a group.

A new chapter in John Gallagher’s history with Villanova | Philadelphia Inquirer
“It looks like a group that’s played together for 10 years,’' Gallagher said of Jay Wright's Wildcats after Tuesday's game.

Lourdes alum Maddy Siegrist dominating for Villanova basketball | Poughkeepsie Journal, USA TODAY Network
Maddy Siegrist surprised herself with a superb freshman season on the Villanova women's basketball team. The Poughkeepsie native is now even better.

Lourdes alum Maddy Siegrist dominating for Villanova basketball | Poughkeepsie Journal
Maddy Siegrist surprised herself with a superb freshman season on the Villanova women's basketball team. The Poughkeepsie native is now even better.

Does Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Make the Villanova Wildcats Top Contenders This Season? | EssentiallySports
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is having a fanstic start to this season with the Villanova Wildcats, but has he ascended enough to lead them to glory?

Moore Selected as Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week | Villanova University Athletics
Sophomore guard honored after helping spark Wildcats to a 2-0 week

Saddiq Bey's Villanova reputation gives him boost | Detroit Free Press
Villanova players carry a reputation for effectiveness on offense and defense. Dwane Casey and Blake Griffin agree it's true for Pistons' Saddiq Bey.

Villanova's Justin Moore is making huge strides in sophomore season | Philly Sports Network
Justin Moore has been an impact player ever since he first stepped on the court for the Villanova Wildcats.

The numbers show these sophomore college basketball players have made big leaps in 2020-21 | NCAA.com
These are 10 sophomores who have made significant strides since their freshman seasons, determined through traditional stats, advanced stats and their roles.

Andy Katz's Tiers: Who's Top-Notch So Far? | FOX Sports
The 2020 season will come with its hurdles, but so far, the product has been a good one, writes Andy Katz.

Villanova coach Jay Wright continues to focus on his players’ mental health and safety | Inquirer
Wright said every decision he makes has to do with the players' mental health. He said they could opt out for a time if they needed a break, or if they wanted to go home for the holidays.

Villanova has clear challenger with Big East play set to open | NY Post
Big East play opens Friday, three weeks earlier than usual. It kicks off with Villanova playing host to Georgetown and St. John’s visiting Seton Hall in...

Villanova players willing to make sacrifices to get basketball season in | delcotimes.com
Collin Gillespie knows exactly how long it’s been since he’s seen a member of his family in person.