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Villanova Basketball’s All-Time Steals Leaders: 2018 Update

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Mikal “Sticky Fingers” Bridges was one of the school’s greats.

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With the 2017-18 season in the books and another National Championship in hand, it’s time to update the Villanova record books. This season three new players have joined the all-time ranks, while Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson cemented themselves as two of the program’s greats. Check in all week as we update a new category each day.

Watching Villanova’s offense score on you must be a deflating experience. Not just because they’ve just put up points, but because you know they’re about to set up their press. And most times the spearhead of that press was none other than Mikal Bridges, a Big East Defensive Player of the Year with a 7’2” wing span. You tell me how someone is supposed to make a clean pass when his only focus is to take away every look you have. Yikes.

Bridges finished his Villanova career with 163 steals, the 15th most in school history. A career high 61 of those steals came in his final season, passing his predecessor Josh Hart in the process. Bridges became just the fourth Villanova player ever to record multiple 60+ steal seasons, joining former greats Kerry Kittles, Garry Massey, and Jonathan Haynes in that distinction.

Looking ahead, Donte DiVincenzo (79) and Phil Booth (68) could reach the 100 steals club next season.

Villanova’s All-Time Steals Leaders

Player Years Rank Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Total
Player Years Rank Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Total
Kerry Kittles (1992-96) 1 47 87 71 72 277
Harold Pressley (1982-86) 2 22 58 53 83 213
Scottie Reynolds (2006-10) 3 42 51 59 51 207
Gary Massey (1985-89) 4 18 57 67 62 204
Alvin Williams (1993-97) 5 41 53 46 60 200
Randy Foye (2002-06) 6 30 55 67 46 198
Ed Pinckney (1981-85) 7 50 46 46 54 196
Lance Miller (1989-93) 8 41 61 41 47 190
Chris Walker (1988-92) 9 18 52 56 59 185
Jonathan Haynes (1992-95) 10 x 72 63 42 177
Darrun Hilliard (2011-15) 11 13 56 44 63 176
Corey Fisher (2007-11) 12 36 47 42 49 174
Stewart Granger (1979-83) 13 14 56 58 53 171
Ryan Arcidiacono (2012-16) 14 38 37 40 54 169
Mikal Bridges (2015-18) 15 42 60 61 x 163
Dante Cunningham (2005-09) 16 27 42 46 47 162
Josh Hart (2013-17) 17 19 40 46 55 160
John Celestand (1995-99) 18 14 52 48 41 155
Gary Buchanan (1999-03) 19 29 46 46 33 154
Derrick Snowden (2000-04) 20 25 50 53 21 149
Kenny Wilson (1985-89) 21 50 34 37 25 146
Allan Ray (2002-06) 22 31 33 37 37 138
Reggie Redding (2006-10) 23 23 39 43 32 137
Dwayne McClain (1981-85) 24 33 31 34 35 133
Doug West (1985-89) 25 25 19 36 47 127
Howard Brown (1995-99) 26 15 30 32 49 126
Brian Lynch (1996-00) 27 18 29 32 39 118
Brooks Sales (1998-02) T-28 20 40 21 36 117
John Pinone (1979-83) T-28 6 38 41 32 117
Mike Nardi (2003-07) 30 22 42 22 29 115
JayVaughn Pinkston (2011-15) 31 20 33 31 29 113
Mark Plansky (1984-88) 32 7 33 34 38 112
Curtis Sumpter (2002-07) T-33 16 32 33 30 111
James Bell (2010-14) T-33 8 21 38 44 111
Will Sheridan (2003-07) 35 15 34 26 35 110
Daniel Ochefu (2012-16) 36 25 24 31 29 109
Kyle Lowry (2004-06) 37 31 77 x x 108
Dwayne Anderson (2005-09) 38 2 11 44 50 107
Gary McLain (1981-85) 39 12 22 27 41 106
Kris Jenkins (2013-17) T-40 6 23 32 40 101
Whitey Rigsby (1974-78) T-40 x 26 46 29 101