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2023 FIBA World Cup - USA Men’s National Team v Jordan Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Football season is coming but with three Villanovans on the USA Basketball squad, there’s lots of international basketball too!

Brunson and Hart Linked by Collegiate and Professional Experiences | USA Basketball
Following four days of training camp in Las Vegas, five USA Basketball Showcase victories in three countries and a victory against New Zealand, Brunson and Hart gear up for their next challenger, 8,491 miles from one of basketball’s most iconic venues.

FIBA World Cup: New York Knicks' Jalen Brunson Scores, Josh Hart Boards in Team USA Win (Highlights) | Sports Illustrated
Long-tenured teammates Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart showcased their chemistry for an international audience as each New York Knick came up big in a healthy FIBA World Cup victory over Greece.

At FIBA World Cup, ignore positions when it comes to Josh Hart: ‘He plays winner’ | The Athletic
Hart might not fit the mold of Team USA players of the past. But Steve Kerr insisted he’d be vital to success. And so far, he has been.

College basketball preseason Top 25: Kansas, Marquette, Duke lead 2023-24 rankings | The Athletic
Tennessee, Michigan State and defending champion UConn also are among the top teams heading into the season.

Nets’ Mikal Bridges details Team USA’s confidence in winning gold | Yahoo!
Brooklyn Nets guard Mikal Bridges has always been confident and he's even more confident in his Team USA squad.

Houston Rockets’ Cam Whitmore Donates Check, Host Basketball Clinic At YMCA | Sports Illustrated Houston Rockets News, Analysis and More
Houston Rockets’ Cam Whitmore is getting an early start on giving back to the Houston community.

Could Knicks’ free agent sharp-shooter be their postseason catalyst? | Yardbarker
The New York Knicks have not made a splash move this offseason, but the signing of backup guard Donte DiVincenzo is still a big improvement. With DiVincenzo in the fold, the team could have themselves another key playoff catalyst in the sharp-shooter.

Siegrist In The WNBA: How Ex-Villanova Star Has Adjusted To Life As A Pro | FloHoops
The next step for Maddy Siegrist always was going to be the professional game – and so far in the WNBA, Siegrist’s adjustment has been top-notch.

Knicks will have instant chemistry from Villanova trio | Empire Sports Media
The New York Knicks are benefiting from a strong Villanova Wildcats connection, with alumni Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, and newcomer Donte DiVincenzo making.

SEASON PREVIEW: Lehigh Hoping To Build Something Special With Fifth Years Colton, DiNucci | The College Sports Journal
This Saturday, Lehigh will kick off the 2023 season, and the Kevin Cahill era, at home against Villanova. And there are a lot of unknowns.