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Saddiq Bey named to Wooden Award late season watch list

Villanova’s leading scorer is one of the Top 20 players to watch in the final month before Match Madness.

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! It seems we can’t turn around these days without another Villanova player earning some sort of award. That said, yesterday’s announcement that Saddiq Bey has been named to the Wooden Award Late Season Watch List is HUGE!

Villanova’s sophomore wing/forward has been named one of the Top 20 players to watch for College Basketball’s equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. That’s a crazy amount of respect for his game when you consider he isn’t even leading the team in scoring, Collin Gillespie is.

Bey has proven himself to be a versatile threat on both end of the court this season. On offense, he’s shooting a blistering 45.3% from three on the season. But he’s not just a spot up shooter, he’s also proven he can create his own shot and back guys down in the post as well. And on top of that, he’s become Villanova’s best and most versatile defender capable of guarding all five positions.

I’d still put him as a long shot to win the award with some of the incredible seasons some of the players on this list are putting together. He’s joined by fellow Big East players Markus Howard of Marquette and Myles Powell of Seton Hall, each of which are averaging over 20 points per game. But don’t sleep on Bey, he’s the complete package. And if he keeps playing at this level, you can bet the NBA scouts won’t be sleeping on him either.

In other ‘news’, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl earns another Big East Freshman of the Week award, Villanova and Butler both looking to avoid back-to-back losses Wednesday, and Kyle Lowry is everyone’s favorite player... even when he isn’t. Enjoy!

Villanova Men’s Basketball

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Sophomore is one of 20 candidates on the list.

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Big East

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NBA Wildcats

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Both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis were out... but the Mavericks had other weapons and they brought everything to the floor against the Hawks.

Villanova Women’s Basketball

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The Wildcats split the weekend with a dramatic overtime win over St. John’s.

Siegrist and Gedaka Earn Weekly Honors | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova University redshirt freshman forward Maddy Siegrist (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and Wildcat senior forward Mary Gedaka (Mullica Hill, N.J.) have both earned honors

Villanova Athletics

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Men's Lacrosse Announces Upgraded Fan Experience for 2020 Season | Villanova University Athletics
Season tickets for the 2020 lacrosse home games are on sale now.

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Villanova Baseball is set to host the fourth annual First Pitch Dinner this Friday, February 7th on campus in the newly renovated Finneran Pavilion.


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College Basketball

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