VILLANOVA WILDCATS NEWS

4-star wing Jermaine Samuels commits to Villanova

The Top-50 wing is the second pledge in the class for the Wildcats. Your Villanova Wildcats have landed their second pledge in the class of 2017 as Jermaine Samuels has made a verbal commitment to Jay Wright. I want to thank God, my family & Coach Todd of X for helping me get to where I'm at now. I'm officially a Wildcat ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ddsxSfxUZS — Jermaine Samuels...
Via VU Hoops
4 hours ago

4-star wing Jermaine Samuels announces final 5 schools

Fresh off a ‘Nova visit, the Top-50 wing is zeroing in on his college choice. Following an official visit to the Villanova Wildcats, 4-star prospect Jermaine Samuels has announced his Top 5 on Twitter. First off I want to say thank you to all the Coaches that offered me through this great summer! Here is my top 5 pic.twitter.com/0THA6Ne5UI— Jermaine Samuels Jr. (@J_Swizz23...
Via VU Hoops
2 days ago

Villanova coach Jay Wright one of the best recruiters & talent developers in college basketball

Best of both worlds! Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Some good pub for Jay Wright from Rivals as he gets the nod as one of the best coaches at identifying underrated talent and making it work for his program. We covered this topic a few months back in detail, but it bears repeating that you don't need one-and-dones to be succesful. Now, Jay has brought in 5-star talent in two straight...
Via VU Hoops
2 days ago

Gavitt Games: Villanova vs. Purdue TV Set

The national champion Villanova Wildcats will be traveling to West Lafayette, IN for a game against the Purdue Boilermakers school in the Gavitt Games on November 14th. Today, a new tip was brought to light by our friends, Hammer and Rails, the SB Nation site covering Big Ten school. heads up to our friends at @VUhoops https://t.co/JKQMzYaX9x — #DIVINGSCHOOL (@HammerAndRails...
Via VU Hoops
3 days ago

Darryl Morsell schedules official visit to Villanova

The ‘Cats made a good impression on him in early August. 2017 guard Darryl Morsell has scheduled an official visit to Villanova for September 24th, per HoopSeen’s Corey Evans. Morsell visited Villanova at the beginning of August for Summer Jam, and left with a good enough impression from the Wildcats to make his final five schools released about a week later. Morsell...
Via VU Hoops
5 days ago

Villanova Basketball Recruiting: Multiple visitors expected

It's a big week for recruiting. Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Hope you all had a relaxing weekend because you'll likely all be on the edge of your seat with the week ahead. Jermaine Samuels is expected for his official visit in the middle of the week, and Jordan Tucker has had an unofficial visit on the books for about a month. That's two high-profile targets on campus. Pay article...
Via VU Hoops
5 days ago

Ranking Villanova Basketball's Big East rivalries

Who is the Wildcats' biggest conference rival? The reconfigured Big East conference is entering its fourth season. By now, the newness is starting to wear off, and the round robin format for the conference schedule has created instant familiarity between the old guard of the Big East and its newer members.  As new rivalries have blossomed, where does three-time reigning regular...
Via VU Hoops
8 days ago

Villanova Basketball Recruiting hasn't suffered despite sneaker/agent influence

Coahces like to complain. TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Not sure how many of you have been following the Candid Coaches series on CBS Sports, but it is one of my favorite summer series to track. Their latest piece deals with dirty recruiting, and how it impacts their program. I'm proud of us as a group for accepting that this stuff exists, but I do wonder how much it has really affect Jay...
Via VU Hoops
8 days ago

Villanova Basketball's Super Sophmores Could See Big Minutes This Season

Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, and Eric Paschall will be heavily relied on as Nova starts its title defense. Jay Wright has built his program on defense and attitude, both of which come with experience.  Even when younger players like Ryan Arcidiacono were named captain, the upperclassman always held important leadership roles at Villanova.  This year will be no different, as seniors...
Via VU Hoops
9 days ago

Who do you want taking the last shot for Villanova Basketball?

Think past the Natty. Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! This might seem like a stupid question since Big Smoove just fulfilled my dream, but who do you want taking the last shot? Jenkins, obviousbly. But given his shooting prowess and his notoriety, who's next? He's the first option, and he'll likely have the defense overloaded on him. Josh Hart? Phil Booth? Jalen Brunson? Who ya got...
Via VU Hoops
9 days ago

Who will step up at wide receiver for Villanova Football this season?

Villanova's top receiving threat graduated in May, so who can step up to take on that role? Last season the Villanova Wildcats ran the ball quite a bit, racking up 2044 yards on the ground out of 3998 total yards of offense. With a young quarterback coming in as a result of John Robertson's season-ending injury, the 'Cats looked to set him up with a strong ground game. Still, Zach...
Via VU Hoops
11 days ago

Villanova offers 2017 offensive tackle Ryan Van Demark

It’s going to be a battle amongst the CAA elite for the New Jersey prospect. Fresh off a commitment from defensive end Malik Fisher, the Villanova Football staff has extended an offer to Ryan Van Demark. Stoked to receive my fifth offer from Villanova University #TapTheRock #NovaNation pic.twitter.com/Nd7gWSn3KS— Ryan Van Demark (@RyanVandemark22) August 14, 2016 ...
Via VU Hoops
13 days ago

Defensive end Malik Fisher commits to Villanova Football

Fisher is the 7th commitment in the class for the Wildcats. Villanova scored their seventh verbal commitment of the 2017 class when New York City defensive end Malik Fisher popped for the Wildcats. Made one of the biggest decisions of my life yesterday but I am proud to say that I have committed to @NovaFootball pic.twitter.com/866yES8R8D — Malik Fisher (@mo3_lyfstyle) August...
Via VU Hoops
15 days ago

Villanova's Josh Hart & Kris Jenkins among most coveted players in college basketball

AND WE GOT THEM BOTH! TGIF, 'Nova Nation! I like seeing articles like CBS' latest piece, where Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander polled coaches about the player they would bring to their program if they could have anybody. I don't always agree with them (for example, wanting Harry Giles and his two knee surgeries above ANYBODY else), but I find it interesting nonetheless. With that...
Via VU Hoops
15 days ago

Is there a way to improve the Villanova Basketball system?

Apparently if you like to go YOLO from 3, you belong at Villanova. Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Not much in the way of news for me, but the first article from the NCAA is kind of intriguing. I think the concept of the best system for a player is kind of easy though, so instead I pose to you, "Is there a best system?" And since most of you will likely respond "Villanova" let's instead...
Via VU Hoops
16 days ago

Villanova Football will rely on its defense to set the tone in 2016

The ‘Cats return a lot from one of the CAA’s best units. At the recent CAA Football Media Day, Andy Talley had high expectations for a defense that returns a lot of letterwinners and gave up just 18.4 points per game a year ago. That’s very good. 2nd-best in the CAA good. Truth is, they were even better than that. If you take out all the points that came directly from...
Via VU Hoops
17 days ago

Villanova Basketball's Spanish exhibition tour is over

No basketball until the fall :( Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaay! Not much in the way of news yesterday, so let's just wrap it up with Villanova's Spanish tour being a massive success. It would have been nice to have Darryl Reynolds and Omari Spellman available, but their absence afforded the staff the ability to give heavy minutes to other players who needed it for a variety of reasons...
Via VU Hoops
17 days ago

Darryl Morsell cuts list to 5, including Villanova

Morsell is 2017 guard Darryl Morsell took an unofficial visit to Villanova last week for Summer Jam, and today he released his final five schools. Thank you to all the schools that took there time to recruit me. But I will be moving forward with these 5 schools pic.twitter.com/uN725w82Sx — ballin⛹ (@410D_) August 9, 2016 Jay Wright offered him in late July...
Via VU Hoops
18 days ago

Villanova finishes Spanish tour with 84-58 victory over Select Team

The ‘Cats leave Spain undefeated. The Villanova Wildcats have been en fuego on their summer tour of Spain, going 3-0 in Barcelona and Madrid, capping the trip with an 84-58 takedown of a Spanish Select Team this morning at the Real Madrid practice facility. The ‘Cats were led by red-hot senior Josh Hart with 23 points, while sophomore transfer Eric Paschall chipped in 21 points...
Via VU Hoops
18 days ago

Villanova Basketball is testing out a Golden State 'Death Lineup' in Spain

Down two big men? No problem. Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! We've had several folks on here call for a Villanova all-small-ball lineup, akin to the Golden State Warriors 'Death Lineup' that consisted of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green. No Darryl Reynolds or Omari Spellman in Spain has meant that Jay Wright is (maybe unintentionally...
Via VU Hoops
18 days ago

Villanova football ranked 23rd in STATS preseason poll

The Wildcats will open the 2016 football season — coach Andy Talley’s last -- in the rankings. The Wildcats will open the 2016 Football season ranked 23rd in the nation. Villanova finished out of the playoffs in 2015, after superstar quarterback John Robertson’s knee injury forced them to hand the reigns of the offense over to freshman Zach Bednarczyk a season earlier than...
Via VU Hoops
18 days ago

Getting to know Washington Wizards prospect Daniel Ochefu from a Villanova perspective

The Washington Wizards invested a lot in their big men over the past year, committing to long-term money for Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith, Markieff Morris, and Andrew Nicholson. But their smallest investment, a three-year contract for Daniel Ochefu of which only $50,000 is guaranteed, may still prove to be an important one for Washington. To understand Ochefu’s value, you have to start...
Via Bullets Forever
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Avoiding turnovers the key for Villanova QB Zach Bednarczyk in 2016

An older and wiser Bednarczyk could mean good things for 'Nova. Entering his third year in the program, all signs point to (RS) sophomore Zach Bednarczyk as the starting quarterback for Villanova in 2016. A year ago, Bednarczyk was thrust into the starting job when John Robertson was lost for the season. While the season never hit the preseason heights that were expected, Bednarczyk...
Via VU Hoops
19 days ago

Justin Smith sets visit dates to Villanova, other finalists

Smith will be on the road a lot during September Adlai Stevenson (Ill.) small forward Justin Smith has set several visit dates to five of his seven finalists that he released just last week. Prep Hoops has the info. August 14 – Michigan Wolverines (Unofficial) September 3 – Xavier Musketeers (Unofficial) September 10 – Indiana Hoosiers (Official) September 17 – Villanova...
Via VU Hoops
19 days ago

Top Villanova freshman Omari Spellman dealing with NCAA issue

One of the top incoming freshman for the Villanova Wildcats, Omari Spellman, will be forced to miss some time while the NCAA clears up a current issue. Wildcats coach Jay Wright said Spellman was dealing with a question on when his ninth-grade year began, according to ESPN’s Dana O’Neil. So while Villanova and the NCAA clear the issue up, Spellman will not play in any games...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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