Category Archives: Villanova

Hart, Jenkins ready to step up for ‘Nova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) After last year’s loss to Connecticut … Continue reading

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Darrun Hilliard brings the veteran mentality to the Wildcats

Chris Bengel (@clbengel) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) Villanova is one of the more … Continue reading

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Arcidiacono preparing for junior season

Tom Dougherty (@todougherty) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) For some, Ryan Arcidiacono’s sophomore season … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Villanova Wildcats

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Villanova Wildcats Season Primer Coach: Jay … Continue reading

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CoBL’s 2014-15 College Preseason Awards

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) The 2014-15 college basketball season is … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL College Preview Hub

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The 2014-15 college basketball season is so close, we can almost taste it. For the six weeks between the start of Division I practices and the first official Division I games, CoBL will be previewing the … Continue reading

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Brunson the potential missing piece for Villanova tourney run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Shabazz Napier and UConn. Russ Smith and Louisville. Kemba Walker and UConn (again). To make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament these days, it’s pretty clear that you need a lead guard who can put … Continue reading

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‘Nova gets commitment from top 2015 target Jalen Brunson

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – After swinging and missing on a few elite prospects in recent weeks, Jay Wright and Villanova have landed potentially their top target in the 2015 class. Stevenson (Ill.) point guard Jalen Brunson, son of former Temple … Continue reading

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Villanova, Big East release full 2014-15 schedules

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With an exciting combination of promising young talent and proven veteran leadership, Villanova is expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Big East this season. Based on the Wildcats’ 2014-15 schedule, head coach … Continue reading

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Jalen Brunson to make decision on Wednesday, ‘Nova a finalist

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Nova Nation will be on the edge of its seat come 5pm Wednesday evening. After spending a weekend at Villanova on an official visit the past few days, 2015 point guard Jalen Brunson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) will decide between … Continue reading

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Tony Chennault takes different path after college

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Carl Arrigale hadn’t seen anything like it. All of the top ballplayers to come out of Neumann-Goretti–previously St. John Neumann–in Arrigale’s 15 years had followed a similar path. Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, Tyreek Duren, Daniel Stewart, … Continue reading

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‘Nova alums lead Skeem Team to Rumph Classic title

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Scottie Reynolds has some experience hitting big shots in his Philadelphia basketball career. While tonight’s Rumph Classic championship game was certainly a much smaller stage than his buzzer-beater against Pittsburgh in the 2009 Elite Eight, Reynolds … Continue reading

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Danny Rumph Classic Notebook: Reynolds, Carr

Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) & Varun Kumar (@vrkumar8) – The Danny Rumph Classic brings back quite a few Philadelphia ballplayers, both native to the City of Brotherly Love and otherwise, back to the city for some high-level competition. Here are two … Continue reading

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Big 5 stocking up with area talent in 2015

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When Trey Lowe committed to Temple on Thursday night, he only became the latest in a trend this year that’s nothing but good for hoops in the City of Brotherly Love. Lowe–a Ewing, N.J. native–is already … Continue reading

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Villanova draws VCU in Legends Classic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova found out its draw for the 2014 Legends Classic with the release of the bracket on Friday, and the semifinal matchup at the Barclays Center in New York is sure to be a good one. … Continue reading

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Delco Pro-Am: Semifinal Recap

Varun Kumar (@VRKumar8) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Delco Pro-Am’s top four teams took to the main court at Haverford College on Thursday night in the league’s penultimate night of the season. The semifinals were filled with plenty of professional basketball … Continue reading

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Villanova commit Tim Delaney making changes

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Tim Delaney has been in the spotlight before, as the first committed recruit for the 2015 Villanova recruit class. Now, he has some big changes coming up as he begins to prepare for his senior season. He … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … Continue reading

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Villanova’s Bell looking forward to Summer League

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The NBA draft can be a torturous experience. Not only if your favorite franchise has two Top 10 picks like this year’s 76ers, or if you have the No. 1 pick and top prospect Joel Embiid … Continue reading

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Local schools have busy first day with 2016 recruits

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Sunday marked the first time that Division I coaches could directly contact players in the class of 2016. And no other team took advantage of talking with local talent once midnight struck than the La Salle … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament impresses on inaugural day

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When most of the players taking part in The Basketball Tournament first found out about the event, there was a fairly common reaction. A brand-new, high-level basketball tournament featuring a $500,000, winner-take-all first prize…with no entry … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament: Day 1 Liveblog

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin), Tyler DeGiacomo (@DJock10) & Madison Elliott (@M_Elliott95) – It’s Day One of the $500k, winner-take-all The Basketball Tournament, which has top players from all around the country coming to play at Philly U over the span of the … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament Preview (Part 2)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – This weekend is The Basketball Tournament, the $500k, winner-take-all, 32-team basketball tournament that’s chock full of recognizable names, from former college stars to current NBA and professional players in leagues around the globe. Things get started … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament Preview (Part 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – This weekend is The Basketball Tournament, the $500k, winner-take-all, 32-team basketball tournament that’s chock full of recognizable names, from former college stars to current NBA and professional players in leagues around the globe. Things get started … Continue reading

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Villanova’s Booth anxious to get to work at ‘Guard U’

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Villanova head coach Jay Wright has seemingly produced top guards year in and year out. Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry, Allan Ray, Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher are only five of the elite list of Villanova guards that Wright has produced … Continue reading

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