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The Sun’s Arizin: Long Weekend Links

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Get ready to kick back, enjoy the long weekend, and enjoy the unofficial start of Summer ‘21.

Villanova News: Hello Tom Izzo

What we know about Michigan State’s schedule in 2021-22 |
The Spartans' schedule could include Kansas, Duke, Villanova and others

NCAA Basketball: Ranking best head coaching hires from the year 2001 | FanSided
Examining and taking a closer look at the best head coaching hires from the year 2001 and seeing the impact on their NCAA Basketball programs. See where Jay comes in...

College Basketball Junior Evaluations: Part 4 | The Game Haus
Caleb Daniels had a solid season being a steady reliable player for Villanova on both ends of the floor. Next, he does a very good job off the basketball spacing the floor with positioning and shooting 38.6% from three. Additionally...

Congrats to Villanova Rowing’s Zoe Barnes (Psychology) who was listed as a recipient of a 2020-21 Academic Momentum Award as announced by the Scholar Baller program in conjunction with the Institute for Sport & Social Justice (ISSJ).

Draft News for Top 10 Teams

Michigan's Dickinson enters draft, leaves option to return | NBC Sports
Michigan freshman center Hunter Dickinson has entered the NBA draft while giving himself the option of staying in school. Dickinson made the announcement on social media on Wednesday. Dickinson earned second-team All-America, Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year and all-conference honors last season.

Star forward Drew Timme will return to Gonzaga next season | NBC Sports
Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, who led the West Coast Conference in scoring last season, announced Wednesday that he will return for his junior season with the Bulldogs and won’t pursue professional options.

General Basketball

In Beverly Hills, a 3-on-3 Olympic basketball team is built: Team USA's other gold-medal contender – The Athletic
There's a new Olympic basketball event this year, and Team USA is going all-in to push for gold and raise the profile of 3-on-3 hoops.