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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for June 4th

TGIFriday. Enjoy some stories and links to wrap up your week...

Villanova Basketball

Suns’ Mikal Bridges: Goes for 13 points in Game 5 |
Bridges notched 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks across 30 minutes in Tuesday’s win over the Lakers.

Toronto Raptors Draft: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is the best Round 2 sleeper | Raptors Rapture
One way for Masai Ujiri to nail the 2021 Toronto Raptors draft is nabbing Villanova star Jeremiah Robinson-Earl in the second round.

5 underrated candidates to replace Brad Stevens as the Boston Celtics head coach | Sports Naut
A look at five underrated candidates to become the Boston Celtics next head coach after the stunning Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge news... “With that said, [hiring Jay Wright] would be the ultimate home run hire.”

Patterson Among Candidates for USA U19 World Cup Team | Villanova University
Patterson to compete at USA Basketball U19 World Cup training camp

'Mare of Easttown' creator talks local connection, thoughts on second season | 6abc Philadelphia
"Mare of Easttown" was written and created by a Berwyn native and Villanova University graduate who always dreamed of creating, and filming, something here at home.

College Basketball

Live statistics can be transmitted to benches in men’s basketball |
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel today approved allowing the transmission of live statistics to the bench area for coaching purposes in men’s basketball, beginning with the 2021-22 season.

Former Pitt center and NBA 1st-round pick Eric Mobley dies at 51 |
Eric Mobley, one of only eight Pitt basketball players chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft, has died. He was 51. RIP

Duke Blue Devils basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire after season; Jon Scheyer named successor | ESPN
Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has led Duke to five national titles in his 41 seasons with the Blue Devils, plans to retire after the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season, the university announced Wednesday.