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Villanova to name roadway near Finneran Pavilion after Jay Wright

The roadway that separates the Finneran Pavilion and Davis Center will now be named ‘The Wright Way.’

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After Jay Wright was formally inducted to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame on Saturday night, Villanova announced that it will be honoring him on campus as well.

The roadway separating the Finneran Pavilion and Davis Center will now be officially known as “The Wright Way.”

It will be redone, but details on the design and a timetable for its completion will be announced at a future date by the university.

“It is important to all of us at Villanova that we honor Jay’s incredible coaching career on this historic night,” stated Director of Athletics Mark Jackson. “We felt the ideal location to showcase this tribute was between the two homes of Villanova Basketball, Finneran Pavilion and the Davis Center, as a fitting tribute to Jay and Patty Wright.

“Upon completion, this pathway will serve as a beautiful vista to our basketball home. The Wright Way is the right way for Villanova to honor two selfless leaders who have impacted our community in so many wonderful ways both on and off the court.”

It’s a small token, but hopefully the first of many other plans to honor Wright on campus.