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Thursday’s Arizin: Daily links for April 22

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The “news”:

Jordan Bohannon discusses #NotNCAAProperty meeting with NCAA's Mark Emmert | USA TODAY Hawk Central
Four athletes (two men, two women) left disappointed over Emmert's response to their request for a blanket waiver on NIL for 2021-22.

The NCAA Erased My Career by Brittany Collens | Tennis
The NCAA was protecting itself, keeping schools in fear under the guise of protecting, as they like to call it, “a revered tradition of amateurism.”

College basketball coaching changes: Grading the best and worst hires from 2017 after a full recruiting cycle -
Here are the grades on the biggest college basketball coaching hires four years after they got to work at their new gig

Florida's Keyontae Johnson bypassing 2021 NBA Draft as Gators star awaits medical clearance -
Johnson gave an update on where things stand with his health and potential future of his basketball career

(Subscription required) Who would be in a hoops Super League? Who's got next after Baylor? College basketball mailbag – The Athletic
Eamonn Brennan answers readers' questions on the world of college basketball.

Phoenix Suns' Mikal Bridges benefited from meeting with Monty Williams last season | Philadelphia Inquirer
Bridges and the surprising Phoenix Suns visited the 76ers on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center.

(Subscription required) What Villanova is getting in 4-star point guard Mark Armstrong, a 2022 commitment – The Athletic
As a junior, Mark Armstrong averaged 14.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals a game.

Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson is taking a massive third-year leap | Smoking Cuban
Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson has taken a massive leap in his third NBA season. Here is a closer look at his improvements.

In appreciation of Jalen Brunson’s subtle fakes, hesitations, and drives - Mavs Moneyball
Brunson doesn’t have flashy moves, but that doesn’t mean he’s boring.

Warriors desperately need Eric Paschall back, Alen Smailagic to step up | Blue Man Hoop
With Juan Toscano-Anderson out, the Golden State Warriors need both Eric Paschall and Alen Smailagic to step up as their frontcourt struggles continue.

Justin Covington Named Winner of CAA Football Chuck Boone Leadership and Excellence Award - Villanova University
Senior running back Justin Covington (Bronx, N.Y.) was named the winner of the CAA Football Chuck Boone Leadership and Excellence Award.

Field Hockey: Meghan Mitchell and Sabine de Ruijter Earn Second Team All-BIG EAST Honors - Villanova University
For the first time ever the Villanova field hockey program has two freshmen on the postseason All-BIG EAST teams in the same season.

Women’s Tennis Draws No. 3 Seed in BIG EAST Championships, Plays Friday Morning Quarterfinal - Villanova University
Despite an abbreviated regular season which saw the team only able to play nine matches, Villanova (6-3) drew the #3 seed in the 2021 BIG EAST Championships

Men’s Tennis Earns #6 Seed in BIG EAST Championships, Faces #3 Marquette in Quarterfinals - Villanova University
The seeds and quarterfinal matchups for the 2021 BIG EAST Championships Presented by JEEP were announced on Tuesday afternoon

Men's Tennis: Wildcats Win Doubles Point and No. 2 Singles Match in 4-2 Loss to Drexel - Villanova University
In its final tune-up before the BIG EAST Championships later this week, Villanova (9-10) captured the doubles point and won the No. 2 singles match.