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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova Basketball News & Links for June 5th

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It’s Friday, and there are many stresses facing everyone in this nation. As you move forward to make this country a better place we’ll start with a link for whites to be a better ally as we move into the weekend.

How to be a good white ally during the George Floyd protests and always | Vox
Three activists on what it does and doesn’t mean to be an ally and an antiracist, in moments of unrest and all of the time.

NCAA & NBA DEADLINES

NCAA sets deadline to withdraw from NBA draft | NCAA.org
Men’s basketball student-athletes will have until 10 days after the NBA draft combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes first, to withdraw from the postponed 2020 NBA draft.

With NBA Draft date set, NCAA announces new withdrawal date | Sporting News
The NCAA chose to remove its original date after the NBA had announced it was postponing the draft.

NCAA announces new date for college basketball players to withdraw from the NBA draft | Inquirer.com
The new withdrawal date is Aug. 3 or 10 days after the NBA draft combine, whichever is earlier. An ESPN report said the draft, originally scheduled for June 25, now will be held Oct. 15, with the draft lottery on Aug. 25.

Villanova

Student-Athlete Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree Joins Peaceful Protest in West Philadelphia | villanovan.com
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree may be well known for his position on the men’s basketball team, but most recently, he has become one of many voices calling for change in America.

Jay Wright talks about growing up in Philly | 94 WIP
Jay Wright talked about his experience of the Flyers winning the Stanely Cup and more with Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger.

Saddiq Bey 2020 NBA Draft Profile | The Game Haus
The 2020 NBA Draft will be an important event for teams to build for their future. Here is the Saddiq Bey 2020 NBA Draft Profile.

Becahi’s Taliyah Medina and Central’s Nick Filchner honored as Via basketball players of the year | The Morning Call
The Villanova-bound Medina, who bounced back from a torn ACL that forced her to miss most of her junior year, led the Lady Hawks to fourth straight Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 titles while scoring 1,168 career points. She was voted Pennsylvania’s player of the year in Class 4A after being a third-team all-state pick as a freshman and first-team as a sophomore.

College Basketball's Biggest Questions | The Game Haus
College basketball's biggest questions for the 2020-2021 season with diving into specific teams that could provide answers... "Is Jay Wright's Third Title Coming?"

College Hoops

‘It’s time we ruffled some feathers’: Why college coaches have to do something | The Athletic
(Subscription Required) African American coaches are using their voice after the death of George Floyd, but want their white counterparts to be in it with them.