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Friday’s Arizin: Trevor Keels’ decision day (Apr. 2)

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Today’s the day.

After a long quiet period, Trevor Keels is ready to make his college decision. At first, he originally set a date for Sunday, April 4, but on Thursday he opted to move up his announcement to Friday afternoon instead.

He’ll be making his announcement during the GEICO Nationals high school semifinal game at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. He’s one of the few top remaining unsigned players in the Class of 2021. According to 247 sports, he’s ranked No. 20 nationally and is a consensus five-star prospect. He’s ranked No. 19 on ESPN. He narrowed down his final four to Duke, Kentucky, Villanova, and Virginia.

The “news”:

Trevor Keels moves up commitment date | Fayetteville Observer
Keels previously listed his final four schools as Duke, Kentucky, Villanova and Virginia. He is a five-star, 6-foot-5, 210-pound shooting guard from Paul VI Catholic (Va.)

North Carolina coach Roy Williams retires | ESPN
So, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke.

Betting odds to replace Roy Williams as UNC head coach | News Observer
It’s not listed on there, but setting Jay Wright’s odds at +999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999.

NCAA president Mark Emmert meets with men’s basketball players about NIL, other issues | ESPN
Emmert decided to move up his meeting with players, as the trial moves forward in court.

Sources: NCAA on brink of allowing one-time immediate transfer rule for all athletes | Sports Illustrated
For a second time in about three months, the NCAA is on the brink of granting all college athletes the ability to immediately transfer schools without penalty.

Waste of time? NCAA athletes report meeting with Emmert was, ‘just a lot of talk’ | Saturday Down South
“Just a lot of talk,” Baker said, describing the conversation with Emmert. “The NCAA doesn’t want to be the first to take action (on NIL). He kept saying Congress … Congress.”

Five bold predictions for the NCAA Tournament Final Four | USA TODAY
That’s why it’s March Madness, and that’s why the Final Four can give us more mayhem to cap it all off. A look at five bold expectations for the three remaining games in the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season.

Baseball: 10 in a row! Wildcats hold on for 8-7 win at St. Joe’s | Villanova Athletics
The ‘Cats continue to roll on the diamond.

Women’s Soccer: Wildcats fall to No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0 | Villanova Athletics
Villanova held on tight, but a UNC goal in the early stages of the second half was the decisive score.

Volleyball: Salvador named Big East Libero of the Year, two more ‘Cats earn All-Big East honors | Villanova Athletics
Villanova graduate student Averi Salvador was awarded BIG EAST Libero of the Year and Salvador was also named to the All-BIG EAST Team along with middle hitter Sophia Howling and outside hitter Riley Homer. Homer was also named to the All-BIG EAST Freshman Team.