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The Sun’s Arizin: News & Links for Thursday, July 13th

Villanova Wildcats

We’re almost midway through July... here are some Villanova and college hoops articles to get you up to speed...

Men's college basketball coaches react to 2023 NBA draft picks - ESPN
Analysis on everyone from Cam Whitmore to Jaime Jaquez Jr., and whether the college route to becoming a lottery pick is at risk.

Sources: Sixers hiring Villanova great Doug West to Nick Nurse’s coaching staff | Inquirer
West ranks fifth in career scoring with the Wildcats. He coached under Nurse in the NBA Development League.

Big East Basketball: Ranking of 25 best players from last decade (2013-23) | Busting Brackets
We're continuing this long series with a look at Big East Basketball, considering and ranking the league's 25 best players of the last ten seasons.

Nuggets' Collin Gillespie gets real on injuries, rejoining Nuggets | Clutch Points
The Denver Nuggets are hoping for a return from Collin Gillespie, a Villanova legend. He spoke at length about his injuries recently.

Duke, Villanova among college basketball teams enjoying most successful offseasons |
These are the programs that are winning the offseason so far, according to our writers

The 25 greatest 'What if?' men's college basketball moments of the past 25 seasons | ESPN
Gordon Hayward's buzzer-beater. Allan Ray's foul. Billy Donovan's coaching decision. LeBron ... in college? What if all these and more had happened? We'd see a very different sport right now.

Trey Patterson sidelined indefinitely following shoulder surgery | Inquirer
The 6-foot-9 forward underwent surgery for a torn labrum, his third procedure in just 11 months.

Villanova’s Christina Dalce and Lucy Olsen help Team USA advance to three-on-three basketball finals | Inquirer
A call from Maddy Siegrist helped prepare the Wildcats duo to play in an emerging and fast-paced version of basketball in a China tournament.