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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for August 12th

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We’re back with some links...

But first, some scheduling news for 2021-22... the date and venue for the LaSalle game has been set.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces 2021 enshrinement ceremony presenters | NBA.com
The 2021 enshrinement ceremony will be held Sept. 11. Jay Wright will be presented by Charles Barkley (’06), Bill Cunningham (’86), Herb Magee (’11), & George Raveling (’15).

On Campus Guidance for Fall Semester...

Football's king in realignment, but Villanova, Gonzaga and others prove you don't need it to win big in basketball | The Athletic
Big 12 schools can still find success in basketball even if the league's football product suffers.

OKC Thunder: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl brings first round value | Thunderous Intentions
The OKC Thunder selected Jeremiah Robinson-Earl in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft. Does the Villanova product have first-round value?

Bringing his Best – Jeremiah Robinson-Earl’s Mentality | Oklahoma City Thunder
It was at a steakhouse in Chicago where Jeremiah Robinson-Earl heard his name called in the 2021 NBA draft. The Oklahoma City Thunder traded its 34th and 36th pick to move up to 32 in order to select the 6-foot-9 forward out of Villanova. From that moment, Robinson-Earl was ready to work, determined to prove to the organization that they made the right choice in moving up to

Thunder Rookie Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Set to Become Villanova’s Next Impactful Pro | Sports Illustrated Oklahoma City Thunder News, Analysis and More
Oklahoma City's second round pick Jeremiah Robinson-Earl could be Villanova's next great professional.