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Around the Web: Reactions and analysis of the Jalen Brunson commitment

You might have heard about this point guard who committed to Villanova yesterday...

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Jalen Brunson's commitment had a little bit of buzz around it yesterday, but despite all of the excitement, we'll excuse you if you haven't seen every article written on the matter. If you're interested in that sort of thing, though, we did most of the leg-work for you.

Brunson has the potential to be a very important piece of the puzzle for Villanova in the next few years. His commitment keeps the pipeline of backcourt talent loaded, and gives the 'Cats a player who is expected to become one of the best at his position in the next few years.

Lets look and see what folks around the internet have to say about yesterday's big news:

Podcast of Basketball Love: Brian talks Brunson | City of Basketball Love
Chris Lane: "Love that podcast name - Josh Verlin should talk like the Ladies Man on it though. In any case, Brian joined Josh and Jeff and talked about the impact of Jalen Brunson's commitment." We could probably just stop right here, but on we go...

Jalen Brunson to Villanova |
Jalen Brunson, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2015, committed to Villanova over in-state Illinois on Wednesday.

Villanova lands commitment from five-star point guard Jalen Brunson | CollegeBasketballTalk
Brunson should be the next great Villanova point guard. His recruitment was one of the more fascinating in the class, as he was long considered to be a lock to be headed to Temple back in the spring.

Jalen Brunson headed to Villanova | Philadelphia Inquirer
Jalen Brunson, the nation's top high-school point guard, orally committed to Villanova on Wednesday night.

Stevenson's Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova | High School Cube News
Stevenson’s Jalen Brunson chose Villanova over Illinois on Wednesday, the latest in a long line of local stars to spurn the Illini.

Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova |
Arguably the top point guard in the class of 2015 has decided to take his talents to the Main Line.

Villanova lands coveted 5-star guard | 247 Sports
Villanova outlasted Illinois in the pursuit of five-star point guard Jalen Brunson.

Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova | The Champaign Room
It's not as angsty over at our Illinois counter-part as I would have expected, but I guess they were braced for this turn of events. I even stopped in myself to throw some shade on Towson and pitch a VU Hoops' regular's new book.

Top prospect Brunson commits to Villanova |
“But once I had the support of my family, I really felt comfortable making it,” he said. “I think I’ll fit right in. They already have a lot of good guards, and I just want to help them win. That’s the way their system is geared. I think we can be pretty good. I’m obviously looking forward to it. They really did a good job of [recruiting me], making me feel like I belonged. I think everything just worked out for the best.”

Jalen Brunson, No. 22 in 2015 ESPN 100, commits to Villanova Wildcats | ESPN
It is hard not to think of Penn head coach Jerome Allen when you read things like: "What he says is what he is going to do. He will push me and make me work for my time." I remember hearing a quote like that about Fran Dunphy's promise to make Allen earn it when he was a recruit.

Villanova lands top point guard Brunson | Sporting News
In a sense, Jalen Brunson’s basketball roots are in Philadelphia, but his future is a few miles outside of town in Villanova, Pa.

Breakdown: Five-star Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova |
Villanova landed one of the best pure point guards in the country on Wednesday, as Jalen Brunson announced his commitment.

Jalen Brunson another one who got away | Chicago Tribune
"Jalen Brunson said he woke up with a gut feeling. For Illinois fans that meant going to bed with a punch-to-the-gut feeling." Taking it a little hard, Chi-town.

Stevenson's Brunson makes his choice -- it's Villanova | Daily Herald
"I knew that (Villanova) was my parents' rival school," Brunson said. "I didn't like (Villanova) growing up, at all." Jay Wright, again, proves that he can sell ice in the arctic.

Coveted point guard Jalen Brunson picks Villanova
Jalen Brunson unzipped his black sweatshirt. He had tucked his college choice underneath. The heavily recruited high school point guard revealed a white Villanova T-shirt, declaring his oral commitment to the Wildcats.

Jalen Brunson another high-profile miss for John Groce, Illini | CSN Chicago
Once again, a top-ranked recruit out of the state of Illinois decided to go to a college where the word "Illinois" would not be across his chest.

Scout's Take: Top-25 Brunson to Nova | ESPN
Why he committed: The opportunity to play early as a freshman in a system that plays a multiple-guard lineup was attractive. "There was a comfort level with coach [Jay] Wright, and he is a proven guard coach," Brunson's father, Rick, said.

Class of 2015 5-star Jalen Brunson is a Villanova Wildcat | Busting Brackets
As a member of the United States’ Under 18 team, Brunson broke Stephon Marbury’s U18 record for assists in a victory over Uruguay.

Stevenson's Brunson makes his choice -- it's Villanova | Daily Herald
The master of slick moves came up with a new one to announce his college choice. Jalen Brunson penetrated a mob of friends and classmates, including football players wearing pads, faculty and staff, and reporters and cameras inside a cramped room in Stevenson's district building Wednesday. He took a seat at a table, joining his parents, Rick and Sandra, his smiling kid sister Erica, grandmother and Stevenson basketball coach Pat Ambrose. Brunson thanked them all, including his teammates, AAU family and even his middle-school coach. Then he announced he will play his college basketball at Villanova.

Jalen Brunson picks Villanova over Illinois | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
After a long recruitment that featured scholarship offers from many of the best college basketball programs in the country, Stevenson senior point guard Jalen Brunson, the state of Illinois' top prep basketball player, ended his recruitment by verbally committing to Villanova on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Jalen Brunson Chooses Villanova over Illinois | WICD NewsChannel 15
In-state product Jalen Brunson chose Villanova over Illinois on Wednesday afternoon at Stevenson High. "Sadly, I can only choose one school."

Villanova's point guard of the future grew up rooting against the Wildcats | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports
Five-star recruit Jalen Brunson, who committed Wednesday, is the son of Temple star Rick Brunson. Unlike those prospects who play for their childhood favorite college program, Jalen Brunson ensured he will do just the opposite when he committed to Villanova on Wednesday afternoon.

Jay Wright, Villanova reputation sold Jalen Brunson | High School Cube News
There was a respect for coach Jay Wright. There was the proven track record of Wright developing guards.

Brunson the potential missing piece for Villanova tourney run | City of Basketball Love
To make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament these days, it’s pretty clear that you need a lead guard who can put a team on his shoulders...

Villanova lands commitment from five-star point guard Jalen Brunson | CollegeBasketballTalk
Brunson should be the next great Villanova point guard.

Most importantly...

Brunson is already bantering with the current Wildcats...