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It’s the first news link dump of June... Lots of NBA Draft News around Cam Whitmore and there are two Villanovans in the NBA Finals!

Jay Wright '83: 2023 Commencement Speaker | The Bucknellian
Jay Wright ‘83, head coach of the Villanova Men’s Basketball team will be the 2023 Commencement Speaker. “President Bravman contacted me, and it was a shock,” Wright said. “ A lot of guys, especially my basketball teammates, laughed when they heard I was going to be the Commencement Speaker. Thinking about how I was during...

NBA prospect Cam Whitmore would love to play for hometown Wizards | NBC Sports Washington
Villanova wing Cam Whitmore may still be available when the Wizards pick in June. He grew up a fan of the team.

NBA Draft Report: Cam Whitmore Of Villanova | RealGM Analysis
In the current NBA landscape, teams can never have enough wings. Cam Whitmore provides tremendous upside at the position, but also a very high floor.

2023 NBA Draft: Houston Rockets Interested In Lottery Pick Cam Whitmore? | Sports Illustrated Houston Rockets News, Analysis and More
The Houston Rockets and the NBA represent a constantly-in-motion thing ... and Inside The Rockets, powered by Sports Illustrated, is here to chronicle all news and rumors regarding the 2023 NBA Draft.

Transfer Portal Profiles: Hakim Hart, Villanova | NESN
After a disappointing debut season for head coach Kyle Neptune, it’s been an intriguing offseason for the Villanova Wildcats. Keeping star guard Justin Moore from the NBA was a significant relief for their chances at a return to the Big Dance in 2023-24, and the addition of Maryland transfer Hakim Hart gives them a backcourt to be excited about.

John Shackleton, Villanova’s strength and conditioning coach, leaves a legacy behind |
A contributor to two NCAA basketball titles, Shackleton is going into private business.

George Washington adopts new name 'Revolutionaries' to replace 'Colonials' | NBC Sports
George Washington University’s sports teams will now be known as the Revolutionaries, the school announced. Revolutionaries replaces Colonials, which had been GW’s name since 1926. Officials made the decision last year to drop the old name after determining it no longer unified the community.

Miami Heat’s Kyle Lowry is older, wiser and still determined to kick your ass | The Athletic
Lowry, 37 and looking for his second NBA title, is very much still the same guy who showed up at Villanova and helped build that program.

Former 'Cat Assistant Callaghan to Lead USNMT | Villanova University
Callaghan served on both the men's and women's soccer program staff

Thirty-Five Athletes to Participate in USA U19 Men’s National Team Training Camp | USA Basketball
USA Basketball today announced the 35 athletes, including Villanova's Mark Armstrong, expected to participate in the 2023 USA U19 Men’s National Team Training Camp at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The NCAA transfer portal gave and took away locally in men’s basketball |
Villanova got big-time transfers, St. Joseph's kept its big-timers, while the Big 5 player of the year left the city.

Cam Whitmore NBA Draft Analysis | KSL Sports
The Utah Jazz own a top-10 pick in the 2023 NBA draft, and one of the players they’ll consider in June is Villanova wing Cam Whitmore.

With multiple transfers, Villanova looks much improved and has better odds to reach the Final Four | Inquirer
Villanova is 10/1 to reach the Final Four after missing the NCAA Tournament this past season.

Cam Whitmore 2023 NBA Draft Profile | FanDuel
Cam Whitmore NBA Draft profile, including the Villanova forward's combine results, measurements and scouting report.

Villanova’s Can Whitmore speaks after working out for the Pacers | Indy Star
Villanova forward Cam Whitmore speaks with the media after a draft workout with the Pacers on Thursday.

Former 'Cat Assistant Callaghan to Lead USMNT | Villanova University
Callaghan served on both the men's and women's soccer program staff