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Friday’s Arizin: Daily links for Oct. 7

Under-the-radar college basketball players, more Kyle Neptune things and ESPN giving ‘Nova some preseason love?

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Happy Friday! We made it. Here are your links to finish out the week:

The elephant in the gym? Jay Wright is not there anymore at Villanova. | Mike Jensen
Everything about Villanova basketball is as it ever was, and yet completely different without the veteran coach.

Kyle Neptune’s Villanova looks a lot like Jay Wright’s Villanova — for now - The Athletic
“I mean, he’s a Hall of Famer, to me the best coach in college basketball the last 10 years. I would like to be a lot like him."

Is North Carolina still the favorite in the final 2022-23 Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball rankings? | ESPN
Other outlets and analysts may be down on the 'Cats, but ESPN is actually pretty high in comparison. They've got Villanova stepping in at No. 12.

Top 11 most underrated teams in men's college basketball, ranked by Andy Katz |
With the men's college basketball approaching, Andy Katz ranks the top underrated teams.

25 under-the-radar transfers for the 2022-23 season - College Hoops Today
Jon Rothstein with some transfers that may make some noise and surprise some people.

20 under-the-radar breakout players for the 2022-23 season - College Hoops Today
Seems like Jon Rothstein's been reading some VU Hoops lately.

Securing the bag: 5 NBA players looking to cash in next summer |
Will Josh Hart get paid?

Knicks' Jalen Brunson ‘makes the game easy’ raves Julius Randle | NY Post
Julius Randle thought his first experience playing alongside new point guard Jalen Brunson in Tuesday's preseason opener was “solid.”

Women’s Soccer: Late goal lifts Butler over Villanova, 1-0
The Bulldogs broke the stalemate late.