चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi Villanova Wildcats Sports, News, & Information https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/community_logos/49451/vuhoops_FAV.png 2022-06-10T17:50:33-04:00 /authors/Mike-J/rss 2022-06-10T17:50:33-04:00 2022-06-10T17:50:33-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="Villanova Wildcats" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Gx1mXQwwoskXlBO2DSzN0au9-3A=/0x0:4032x2688/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70964936/IMG_4687.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>vuhoops.com</figcaption> </figure> <p id="Y6ewhA">Hey. Hi. We’re back... thanks for making yourselves at home and staying entertained.</p> <p id="k8UpZa">Here’s a Quick Round-up of <a href="">Villanova</a> news...</p> <h2 id="DSFhO3">NBA Workouts</h2> <p id="mpZyH9"><strong>Collin Gillespie</strong></p> <div id="tQ2kFa"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Milwaukee Bucks are hosting Villanova guard Collin Gillespie for a pre draft workout.</p>— Sean Wright (@SeanWrightNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanWrightNBA/status/1534995668854530062?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 9, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="70U1CO"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">following an incredible career at <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a>, including a National Championship, Collin Gillespie (<a href="https://twitter.com/Colling1021?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Colling1021</a>) looks to show teams the instant impact he can have with his toughness and winning mindset.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoldOnTheClock?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoldOnTheClock</a> <a href="https://t.co/06HUxtz8ro">pic.twitter.com/06HUxtz8ro</a></p>— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pacers/status/1534669603426783233?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="OFaJaD"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seton Hall’s Jared Rhoden and Villanova’s Collin Gillespie are in Orlando for a workout with the Magic: <a href="https://t.co/DX12QXUvKi">pic.twitter.com/DX12QXUvKi</a></p>— Khobi Price (@khobi_price) <a href="https://twitter.com/khobi_price/status/1533787742802530305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 6, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="LDSsjM"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Villanova's Collin Gillespie worked out for the Pacers on Wednesday and the Bucks today.<br><br>Then has workouts scheduled with the Suns, Nuggets, Jazz and Blazers.</p>— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottAgness/status/1535067818412089344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="795vG8"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Villanova PG Collin Gillespie checks off a lot of boxes. But despite such, should the Atlanta Hawks consider selecting him 44th overall in the NBA Draft?<br><br>The answer is a BIG yes and here's my take on why he could be a good fit. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AtlantaHawks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AtlantaHawks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBADraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NBADraft</a> <a href="https://t.co/06OwlGw6mP">https://t.co/06OwlGw6mP</a></p>— Olivier Dumont (@ODLiiV) <a href="https://twitter.com/ODLiiV/status/1534564904815976451?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="tJY2FP"><strong>Jermaine Samuels</strong></p> <div id="WTgVIM"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Villanova?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Villanova</a>/<a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a>’s Jermaine Samuels Jr. (<a href="https://twitter.com/J_Swizz23?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@J_Swizz23</a>) has worked out for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pacers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Pacers</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Celtics?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Celtics</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nets</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Knicks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Knicks</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Lakers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Lakers</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nuggets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nuggets</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jazz?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Jazz</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Suns?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Suns</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TWolves?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TWolves</a> up next.<br><br>Samuels’ former teammates are Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson.<br><br>“Jalen was going crazy (in the playoffs)!” <a href="https://t.co/vIxOtbm97u">pic.twitter.com/vIxOtbm97u</a></p>— James Boyd (@RomeovilleKid) <a href="https://twitter.com/RomeovilleKid/status/1535311203303669763?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="qlqUaB"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">coming off a Final Four run with <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a>, Jermaine Samuels (<a href="https://twitter.com/J_Swizz23?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@J_Swizz23</a>) is ready to prove himself as a valuable addition to an NBA team.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoldOnTheClock?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoldOnTheClock</a> <a href="https://t.co/O2PQkqiHSL">pic.twitter.com/O2PQkqiHSL</a></p>— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pacers/status/1535367952244953089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="yDYymr"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Working out for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakeShow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LakeShow</a> today: Jermaine Samuels<a href="https://twitter.com/J_Swizz23?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@J_Swizz23</a> x <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a> <a href="https://t.co/SWZyyW6lMV">pic.twitter.com/SWZyyW6lMV</a></p>— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/1534018526221979648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 7, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h2 id="86kzDZ">Cam Whitmore and Mark Armstrong with Team USA at the FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championship</h2> <p id="3jLDYX">Whitmore is averaging 14ppg while Armstrong is averaging 8.3. The USA plays Mexico in the Quarterfinals at 10p ET on Friday. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-T8Ou-GfY">Watch the live stream here</a>.</p> <div id="3SbxV0"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Continue to love Cam Whitmore's aggressive, explosive approach at all times. Can shoot the deep ball but also plays like he has a vendetta against the rim. He posted 24 points (11-13 FG) in just 20 minutes vs Puerto Rico - excited for next year at Villanova. <a href="https://t.co/ocDbU4tiZW">pic.twitter.com/ocDbU4tiZW</a></p>— Derek Murray (@DMurrayHoops) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMurrayHoops/status/1535274377670950918?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="D8DEpq"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">A <a href="https://twitter.com/_camwhitmore_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_camwhitmore_</a> dunk right on schedule for today <br><br> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USABMU18?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USABMU18</a> <a href="https://t.co/W3rtf1zVrg">pic.twitter.com/W3rtf1zVrg</a></p>— USABJNT (@usabjnt) <a href="https://twitter.com/usabjnt/status/1534680814792740864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="cR75VW"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Villanova signee Mark Armstrong <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USABMU18?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USABMU18</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/markarmstr0ng1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@markarmstr0ng1</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/takemytalent?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#takemytalent</a> <a href="https://t.co/DoLcOFUX1L">pic.twitter.com/DoLcOFUX1L</a></p>— TAKE MY TALENT (@takemytalent) <a href="https://twitter.com/takemytalent/status/1535029603571585024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 9, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h2 id="Ayjo8d">Other News</h2> <p id="UF7IMx"><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=66960X1516590&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheathletic.com%2F3324789%2F2022%2F05%2F31%2Fvillanova-kyle-neptune%2F&amp;referrer=sbnation.com&amp;sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vuhoops.com%2F2022%2F6%2F10%2F23163196%2Fthe-suns-arizin-tracking-nba-workouts-for-the-villanovans" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Kyle Neptune’s ‘truly overnight’ trek back to Villanova as its head coach — and caretaker | The Athletic</a><br>After Jay Wright's stunning retirement announcement, the Wildcats' culture is in the hands of his 37-year-old successor.</p> <p id="N57dSp"><a href="https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/page/earlytop25053122/gonzaga-bulldogs-villanova-wildcats-way-too-early-top-25-men-college-basketball-rankings-2022-23">Gonzaga Bulldogs up, Villanova Wildcats down in Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings | ESPN</a><br>The potential returns of Drew Timme and Julian Strawther could mean big things for the Zags in 2022-23. 'Nova drops from #10 to #16...</p> <p id="8dgdGs"><a href="https://www.si.com/nba/hornets/nba-draft-2022/hornets-hold-third-round-of-pre-draft-workouts">Charlotte Hornets Hold Third Round of Pre-Draft Workouts | SI</a><br>More prospects make their way to Charlotte, including Collin Gillespie.</p> <p id="evZ9C7"><a href="https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/villanova/kyle-neptune-villanova-brooklyn-jay-wright-20220530.html">Kyle Neptune's Brooklyn roots led him to replace Jay Wright at Villanova | Philadelphia Inquirer</a><br>Hoops tradition in Brooklyn stretches back to Connie Hawkins, Billy Cunningham and World B. Free. For Neptune, who succeeds Jay Wright at Villanova, this was his basketball upbringing.</p> <p id="5aUizW"><a href="https://landonbuford.com/2022/06/06/could-ex-villanova-mens-basketball-coach-jay-wright-be-headed-to-an-nba-front-office/">Could Ex-Villanova Men's Basketball Coach Jay Wright Be Headed To An NBA Front Office? | Landon Buford</a><br>Earlier this year, Jay Wright elected to retire from coaching citing that he," didn't have the edge that I've always had, according to ESPN.</p> <p id="dbLGWs"><a href="https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/retired-villanova-coach-jay-wright-to-join-night-in-venice-as-grand-marshal/article_e4d37bd4-e83e-11ec-8ea2-dbb9bbea18a6.html">Retired Villanova coach Jay Wright to join Night in Venice as grand marshal</a></p> <p id="0mSAV8"><a href="https://www.vulture.com/2022/06/a-guide-to-all-the-nba-cameos-in-adam-sandlers-hustle.html">A Guide to All the NBA Cameos in Adam Sandler’s ‘Hustle’| VULTURE</a><br>The Netflix Adam Sandler movie ‘Hustle’ features cameos from NBA stars past and present, from <a href="https://www.libertyballers.com">Philadelphia 76ers</a> royalty to superfans, analysts, and commentators you may recognize.</p> <p id="buGSFv"></p> /2022/6/10/23163196/the-suns-arizin-tracking-nba-workouts-for-the-villanovans Mike J. 2022-05-29T10:00:15-04:00 2022-05-29T10:00:15-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="Mug2" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/IGsL1AJpInyyCF1ABk4vDupF13s=/0x165:491x492/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70922216/tretta.0.0.jpg" /> </figure> <p id="PpJNIN">Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend and the beginning of summer. Here are some links...</p> <p id="fSurzr"><a href="https://villanova.com/news/2022/5/25/mens-basketball-nova-notebook-mending-moore-begins-journey-back-to-the-court">Mending Moore Begins Journey Back to the Court | Villanova University</a><br>Wildcats standout guard taking matters one day at a time</p> <div id="Z45n2t"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1Oopt5D3ojo?rel=0" style="top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; border: 0;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="accelerometer; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture;"></iframe></div></div> <p id="myfs3u"><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=66960X1516590&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fsports%2Fncaab%2Fbigeast%2F2022%2F05%2F17%2Fjay-wright-villanova-transfer-rule-nil%2F9794688002%2F&amp;referrer=sbnation.com&amp;sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vuhoops.com%2F2022%2F5%2F29%2F23146483%2Fthe-suns-arizin-villanova-news-links-for-may-29th" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Ex-Villanova basketball coach thinks transfers, NIL will nourish game | USA Today</a><br>Former Villanova coach didn’t say the NCAA's changing landscape was why he retired, but was open about the challenges now facing college programs.</p> <p id="y8X0t6"><a href="https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/sports/pro/2022/05/17/malik-allen-helps-heat-reach-conference-finals-for-second-time-in-three-miami-villanova-nba-playoffs/65355402007/">Malik Allen helps Heat reach conference finals for second time in three years | Bucks County Courier Times</a><br>Former Villanova, Shawnee standout Malik Allen's work with big man Bam Adebayo is one reason for Heat's continued winning ways.</p> <blockquote><p id="SU1aCU"><a href="http://fanatics.93n6tx.net/4eWdR0">Get Ready for Summer with new ‘Nova gear</a>.</p></blockquote> <p id="a8LQXj"><a href="https://www.inquirer.com/sixers/nba-draft-villanova-st-joes-jermaine-samuels-jordan-hall-20220518.html">Villanova’s Jermaine Samuels, St. Joseph’s Jordan Hall audition at G League Elite Camp | Inquirer</a><br>Samuels, a former Villanova star, and Hall, who led St. Joe's in scoring, are playing at a precursor to the combine, where players work out for NBA and G League executives, scouts and coaches.</p> <p id="N2NiEb"><a href="https://www.downbeach.com/2022/05/19/former-villianova-coach-jay-wright-to-headline-jccs-sports-night-event/">Former Villianova Coach Jay Wright to headline JCC's Sports Night event - DOWNBEACH</a><br>Former Villanova Wildcats Head Coach Jay Wright will be headline speaker at the Milton &amp; Betty Katz JCC of Atlantic County’s seventh annual Jackie and Hank Herskowitz Sports Night fundraising event. Sports Night will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave.</p> <p id="lM4XVV"><a href="https://www.audacy.com/kywnewsradio/news/local/kyle-neptune-returning-villanova-coach-jay-wright">How Kyle Neptune found his pathway back to Villanova | KYW</a><br>One of America’s elite college basketball programs is now Kyle Neptune’s program. Neptune is preparing for his first season as the head coach of the Villanova Wildcats. He shared how he got the job to take over for Hall of Famer Jay Wright.</p> <p id="FMqovu"><a href="https://pistonpowered.com/2022/05/23/pistons-draft-prospect-villanova/">Pistons draft: A 2nd-round shooting prospect from Villanova | Piston Powered</a><br>The Detroit Pistons have the 46th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and could use it to try and bolster their shooting with a guy from Villanova.</p> <p id="SM0HrW"><a href="https://www.nj.com/sports/2022/05/nj-prep-star-villanova-commit-mark-armstrong-jr-makes-cut-for-usa-u18-national-team.html">Villanova commit Mark Armstrong Jr. makes first cut for USA U18 National Team | nj.com</a><br>N.J. prep star Mark Armstrong Jr. makes cut for USA U18 National Team. Fellow Wildcat, Cam Whitmore, makes the final list too.</p> <p id="kLzAdW"></p> <p id="SOa2Qf"></p> /2022/5/29/23146483/the-suns-arizin-villanova-news-links-for-may-29th Mike J. 2022-05-26T14:19:41-04:00 2022-05-26T14:19:41-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 12 Villanova at Xavier" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/_R9dGdDA1pazWoDaqsdxz4IZevs=/0x0:4752x3168/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70913875/1237790100.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>Former 5-Star recruit is heading to the Big South Conference</p> <p id="DqBKHS">UPDATE: <a href="https://radfordathletics.com/news/2022/5/26/mens-basketball-former-five-star-prospect-and-mcdonalds-all-american-bryan-antoine-chooses-radford.aspx">Radford has confirmed </a>the transfer.</p> <p id="jVsjvJ">CBS college basketball analyst, Jon Rothstein, shared the news that sources close to him are saying that <a href="">Villanova</a> transfer Bryan Antoine has committed to play at Radford.</p> <div id="TRC2ZX"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Source: Villanova transfer Bryan Antoine has committed to Radford.</p>— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1529881213154082818?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 26, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="CJMaSt">Antoine, who has suffered injuries to his shoulder and knee during his time on the Main Line has played in 46 games across his first three seasons as a Wildcat.</p> <p id="mZguTB">He saw the court in 20 games this past season for ‘Nova; he tallied a total of 29 points, 23 rebounds, and 9 assists during the 2022 campaign.</p> <p id="OT0Ww5">The 6’5” New Jersey native came out of the Ranney School as a 5-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American in the Class of 2019.</p> <p id="lM0QVx">Best of luck to Bryan as he begins the next step of his basketball career with the Highlanders.</p> /2022/5/26/23143203/villanova-bryan-antoine-transfer-commits-to-radford Mike J. 2022-05-18T16:47:45-04:00 2022-05-18T16:47:45-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="University of Oklahoma vs Villanova University, 2016 NCAA National Semifinals" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GOcpY40XHr7UXxtHC_a8ngZxIjw=/0x133:2624x1882/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70884944/519436826.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Will D. Cat from the 2016 Final Four. | Set Number: SI-149 TK1</figcaption> </figure> <p id="0ruM7R">According to CBS Sports <a href="https://collegehoopstoday.com/index.php/rothstein-files/matchups-set-for-2022-big-east-big-12-battle/">Jon Rothstein’s sources</a>, Villanova will be hosting the Oklahoma Sooners as a part of the <strong>Big East - Big 12 Battle</strong>. The game will occur on December 3rd, but the venue, either the on-campus Finneran Pavilion or the wells Fargo Center in South Philly, has not been announced.</p> <p id="KaHHAV">Last season, Villanova traveled to Waco to play Baylor, in 2021 ‘Nova played the Texas Longhorn in Austin, and defeated then #1 Kansas in the 2019-20 season in previous iterations of the Inter-Conference Battle.</p> <p id="ABmVxY">The Sooners, finished #30 in KenPom at the end of the 2022 season. Their season concluded with a second-round loss to St. Bonaventure.</p> <p id="nn9DO0">Historically, Villanova is 3-2 all-time against the Sooners with the last game in the 2016 National Semifinal.</p> <p id="RyEzhD">According to Rothstein, the matchups and dates are as follows...</p> <ul> <li id="QxTTlS">Baylor at Marquette (11/29)</li> <li id="3J3ccQ">Providence at TCU (11/30)</li> <li id="9wXyvn">Georgetown at Texas Tech (11/30)</li> <li id="nSHkOn">Kansas State at Butler (11/30)</li> <li id="bXGYA3">Oklahoma State at UConn (12/1)</li> <li id="5eZdPX">Seton Hall at Kansas (12/1)</li> <li id="tJNs5d">Creighton at Texas (12/1)</li> <li id="6QI8Nb">Oklahoma at Villanova (12/3)</li> <li id="UMPVzY">St. John’s at Iowa State (12/4)</li> <li id="zIPlvU">West Virginia at Xavier (12/4)</li> </ul> /2022/5/18/23125838/sources-villanova-to-host-oklahoma-in-big-east-big-12-battle Mike J. 2022-05-14T10:21:02-04:00 2022-05-14T10:21:02-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="Jay Wright speaks at the 2022 Villanova University Commencement." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GbhlO9ibqAA426QGloR7H0o3ITY=/0x0:2260x1507/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70869259/Jay_Wright_Commencement.0.png" /> <figcaption>Jay Wright speaks at the 2022 Villanova University Commencement.</figcaption> </figure> <p id="NH3YL3">Congrats to the new Villanovans who joined the Alumni Ranks after Friday’s Commencement. Watch’s Jay Wright’s introduction and speech.</p> <div id="j6qxZ0"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.338%;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/707120599?h=126cc2a06e&amp;app_id=122963&amp;byline=0&amp;badge=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;title=0" style="top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; border: 0;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="encrypted-media;"></iframe></div></div> <p id="08Jo2j">And now, on to the weekend links...</p> <p id="xmT5C3"><a href="https://clutchpoints.com/villanova-news-jay-wrights-former-players-react-to-his-retirement/">Villanova news: Jay Wright's former players react to his retirement | Clutch Points</a><br>After Jay Wright retired from coaching, his former Villanova players came out to praise him for his legendary career.</p> <p id="lkRm0e"><a href="https://arizonasports.com/story/3115484/suns-mikal-bridges-finishes-4th-for-sportsmanship-award/">Suns' Mikal Bridges finishes 4th for NBA Sportsmanship Award | Arizona Sports</a><br>Phoenix Suns small forward Mikal Bridges finished fourth in the 2021-22 NBA Sportsmanship Award voting released Friday.</p> <p id="LJHvMf"><a href="https://arizonasports.com/story/3111677/suns-mikal-bridges-finishes-2nd-in-nbas-defensive-player-of-year-voting/">Suns' Mikal Bridges finishes 2nd in NBA's Defensive Player of Year voting | Arizona Sports</a><br>Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart was named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year on Monday, the first guard to do so since Gary Payton in 1996.</p> <p id="6MUQFy"><a href="https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/villanova/jay-wright-villanova-retirement-ncaa-college-coach-20220421.html">Jay Wright’s 9 most notable wins at Villanova | The Inquirer</a><br>A look back at some of the top wins of a Hall of Fame coach.</p> <p id="Cdxno2"><a href="https://www.si.com/nba/mavericks/news/dallas-mavs-jalen-brunson-free-agency-new-york-knicks-detroit-pistons-indiana-pacers#gid=ci029f5c3080082573&amp;pid=usatsi_18129157_168395540_lowres">Jalen Brunson, Dallas Mavs &amp; NBA Free Agency: Dad Speaks Out | Sports Illustrated</a><br>Dallas Mavericks star Jalen Brunson will be a free agent this summer. His father, Rick, shared his thoughts.</p> <p id="dmJ0C8"><a href="https://www.si.com/nba/thunder/news/thunder-end-of-the-year-report-card-jeremiah-robinson-earl#gid=ci029f4293e00027cc&amp;pid=overall-grade-b">Thunder End of the Year Report Card: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl | Sports Illustrated</a><br>Thunder rookie JRE enjoyed extended minutes in impressive rookie season.</p> <p id="CjvPCU"><a href="https://villanova.com/news/2022/4/22/mens-basketball-kyle-neptune-formally-introduced-as-william-b-finneran-endowed-head-mens-basketball-coach.aspx">Kyle Neptune Formally Introduced as William B. Finneran Endowed Head Men’s Basketball Coach | Villanova University</a><br>VILLANOVA, Pa.—At a press conference in Finneran Pavilion on Friday morning Villanova Athletics officially introduced Kyle Neptune as the William B. Finneran Endowed</p> <p id="f0dKUT"><a href="https://villanova.com/news/2022/4/24/softball-rauch-pitches-second-career-no-hitter-wildcats-extend-winning-streak-to-12.aspx">Rauch Pitches Second Career No-Hitter, Wildcats Extend Winning Streak to 12 | Villanova University</a><br>PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Graduate pitcher Paige Rauch (Windsor, N.Y.) squeezed the rosin bag and checked the signs on her wristband before delivering her 87th and final</p> <p id="EcUARR"><a href="https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/25/jay-wright-retires-brendan-hausen-wildcats-villanova">Jay Wright's retirement from Villanova leaves recruits like Brendan Hausen in limbo | Sports Illustrated</a><br>Hausen originally committed in September and will visit the Villanova campus on Monday.</p> <p id="ERxKgr"><a href="https://bustingbrackets.com/2022/04/26/villanova-basketball-top-25-players-ever-played-jay-wright/">Top 25 players who have ever played for Jay Wright | Busting Brackets</a><br>Head coach Jay Wright has retired from Villanova Basketball, leaving behind a great legacy that includes coaching a ton of great players. Who were the best?</p> <p id="ySHO3Q"><a href="https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2022/04/28/neptune-ready-to-keep-villanova-elite-as-wrights-successor/">Kyle Neptune ready to keep Villanova elite as Jay Wright's successor | NBC Sports</a><br>Jay Wright patted his chest in appreciation of the cheering crowd before he threw a first pitch to Phillies manager Joe Girardi. Wright then took the ball from Girardi, hustled back and handed it to Kyle Neptune so the new Villanova coach could lob his own ceremonial strike.</p> <p id="YXKSMN"><a href="https://bustingbrackets.com/2022/05/01/ncaa-basketball-top-10-seasons-jay-wright-villanova/">Top 10 seasons for Jay Wright at Villanova | Busting Brackets</a><br>Coach Jay Wright retired unexpectedly leaving a hole in NCAA basketball and Villanova Wildcats fans hearts. This is to the 10 best teams coached by him.</p> <p id="nosQfx"><a href="https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/23072">Apply for the Villanova Basketball Staff | Villanova.edu</a><br>The Assistant Director of Men's Basketball Operations/Recruiting Coordinator position is open!</p> <p id="eyi0hd"><a href="https://goblackbears.com/news/2022/5/10/rob-o-driscoll-named-maine-mens-basketball-assistant-coach">Rob O'Driscoll Named Maine Men's Basketball Assistant Coach | University of Maine Athletics</a><br>University of Maine head men's basketball coach Chris Markwood has announced the hiring of assistant coach Rob O'Driscoll. O'Driscoll, a graduate of Villanova University (BA '94, Master's '97), began his career in basketball at Villanova in 1994. During his tenure, O'Driscoll has served on staffs at Villanova, Manhattan, Iona, Marist, James Madison, and Drexel.</p> <p id="ipfrYG"><a href="https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/watch-adam-sandlers-philly-set-basketball-movie-drops-trailer">WATCH: Adam Sandler's Philly-Set Basketball Movie Drops Trailer | Philadelphia, PA Patch</a><br>WATCH: Adam Sandler's Philly-Set Basketball Movie Drops Trailer - Philadelphia, PA - The movie shot and set in Philadelphia brought the mega star to all parts of the region. See the trailer for Netflix's "Hustle" here.</p> <p id="xexq8w"><a href="https://www.si.com/college/2022/05/11/mike-boynton-oklahoma-state-concerned-implications-jay-wright-retirement-villanova">Mike Boynton Concerned With Implications of Jay Wright’s Retirement | Sports Illustrated</a><br>The longtime Villanova coach is someone younger coaches should look up to, the head coach said in his interview.</p> <p id="vA6xOf"><a href="https://gazette.com/ap/sports/mike-sielski-kyle-neptune-isn-t-feeling-the-heat-about-succeeding-jay-wright-at-villanova/article_fefe128b-fa39-5fa7-9f15-8f2f42a28322.html">Mike Sielski: Kyle Neptune isn’t feeling the heat about succeeding Jay Wright at Villanova. Yet. | Sports | gazette.com</a><br>PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Neptune had a free hour late Monday afternoon, so there he was, opening the door to Villanova’s basketball offices, his the last at the end of the</p> <p id="RdoFxD"><a href="https://www.fox29.com/news/jay-wright-coaches-class-of-22-as-villanova-commencement-speaker">Jay Wright coaches class of ‘22 as Villanova commencement speaker | Fox 29</a><br>As Villanova students graduate, Hall of Fame and NCAA national champion men’s basketball coach Jay Wright took the stage for one more inspiring speech.</p> <p id="HGIwJC"></p> <p id="ouHMdH"></p> /2022/5/14/23072733/the-suns-arizin-new-villanova-alumni Mike J. 2022-04-29T12:38:03-04:00 2022-04-29T12:38:03-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 16 Butler at Villanova" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/VTIX5mijzdJGUkuSK0kS8STimgU=/0x0:3906x2604/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70810789/1237798153.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>6’5” guard averaged 1.5 points last season.</p> <p id="Dd6j76"><a href="">Villanova</a> guard<strong> Bryan Antoine </strong>has submitted his name to the Transfer Portal according to Jeff Goodman at Stadium.</p> <div id="nCWDCM"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Villanova guard Bryan Antoine has gone portaling, the portal told <a href="https://twitter.com/Stadium?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Stadium</a>. <br><br>Former Top 50 recruit who has dealt with multiple injuries through his career.</p>— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodmanHoops/status/1520043901393985537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 29, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="CJMaSt">Antoine, who has suffered injuries to his shoulder and knee during his time on the Main Line has played in 46 games across his first three seasons as a Wildcat.</p> <p id="mZguTB">He saw the court in 20 games this past season for ‘Nova; he tallied a total of 29 points, 23 rebounds, and 9 assists during the 2022 campaign.</p> <p id="OT0Ww5">The 6’5” New Jersey native came out of the Ranney School as a 5-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American in the Class of 2019.</p> <p id="lM0QVx">We hope Bryan has the best clarity in his search to identify a place where he can be best put in a place to be successful.</p> <p id="Mqx3pn"></p> /villanova-basketball/2022/4/29/23048696/villanova-bryan-antoine-transfer-portal Mike J. 2022-04-25T20:58:10-04:00 2022-04-25T20:58:10-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="2022 Nike Hoop Summit" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/GEpz8pD10dBAImHtPRfuxCGW-U0=/0x0:4272x2848/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70792989/1240005380.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p id="AID35Q">New head coach, Kyle Neptune, got another lift for his inaugural season at the helm at <a href="">Villanova</a>. 5-Star recruit, <strong>Cam Whitmore</strong>, a 6’7” wing reaffirmed his commitment to play on the Main Line via his Instagram account on Monday afternoon.</p> <div id="bNN2m0"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">And <a href="https://twitter.com/_camwhitmore_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_camwhitmore_</a> confirms his commitment to Villanova via his Instagram. <a href="https://t.co/6UWPnLIz2r">pic.twitter.com/6UWPnLIz2r</a></p>— VU Hoops (@VUhoops) <a href="https://twitter.com/VUhoops/status/1518742060945182720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="Oj7SiA">Whitmore committed in October, picking the ‘Cats over North Carolina and Illinois. <a href="/2021/10/8/22716885/5-star-2022-wing-cam-whitmore-opens-up-on-villanova-commitment">He told VU Hoops</a> that after visiting ‘Nova, “It just felt like family, and it was a family type of atmosphere,” a quality that Jay Wright felt comfortable leaving in the hands of Neptune.</p> <p id="BHv6sR">The Severn, MD native finished quite high in the final Class of 2022 Recruiting Rankings; Rivals has him at #9, 247 at #22, and ESPN at #21.</p> <p id="rOiwbE">In March, the Archbishop Spalding senior tallied a team high 19 points for the East Squad in the Mc Donald’s All-American game. He also recorded a team-high 19 points for Team USA in the NIKE Hoops Summit as he went 7 for 8 from the field including two-of-three from behind the arc.</p> <p id="3YDvkq"><strong>Mark Armstrong</strong>, a four-star guard from St. Peter’s in New Jersey also <a href="https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/2022/04/saint-peters-prep-guard-mark-armstrong-remains-committed-to-villanova-after-coaching-change-jay-wright-says-all-the-recruits-are-staying.html">re-confirmed his commitment to ‘Nova</a> over the weekend.</p> <p id="8exSPb">The third member of Villanova’s 2022 Recruiting Class, <strong>Brendan Hausen</strong>, is re-visiting the school, presumably to talk with Neptune, on Tuesday.</p> <div id="sFRk1u"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Due to travel issues <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a> commit <a href="https://twitter.com/HausenBrendan?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HausenBrendan</a> will now visit campus Tuesday</p>— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/1518703319358787586?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> /2022/4/25/23042038/cam-whitmore-mark-armstrong-brendan-hausen-villanova-commitment-jay-wright-kyle-neptune Mike J. 2022-04-24T10:58:46-04:00 2022-04-24T10:58:46-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="Villanova v Kansas" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ShByqrzNVYqMD-jckjdsGBMTsZ8=/0x0:4172x2781/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70787035/1389201110.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p id="YXdDHG"><a href="/villanova-basketball/2022/4/22/23037302/changing-of-the-guard-jay-wright-steps-down-as-kyle-neptune-now-in-as-villanova-head-coach">New head coach, Kyle Neptune,</a> got a boost for his first season at the helm of <a href="">Villanova</a> on Saturday when <strong>Brandon Slater</strong> announced he will be returning for his fifth year.</p> <p id="FKAufV">The news was simultaneously shared by Jon Rothstein and Jeff Goodman.</p> <div id="gIsTRe"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Villanova’s Brandon Slater told <a href="https://twitter.com/Stadium?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Stadium</a> he will return to ‘Nova for another year. <br><br>HUGE news for new coach Kyle Neptune and the Wildcats. <br><br>I think Slater can be a big-time player next season. He showed it early in the season before he got injured.</p>— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodmanHoops/status/1517975351913287680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="fuMyMK"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brandon Slater tells me that he is returning to Villanova next season and will use his additional year of eligibility.</p>— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1517975482465193991?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 23, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="3f7QIu">Despite battling and playing through an injury in January, Slater, a Centerville, Virginia native, averaged 8.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game last season wrapping up with a 16 &amp; 8 effort against Kansas in the National Semifinal.</p> <p id="uJX7QC">The 6’7” Slater provided a consistent defensive presence and, when clicking, a reliable offensive threat. </p> <div id="Htkt1s"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"> ?? <a href="https://t.co/E5XXVaRSft">pic.twitter.com/E5XXVaRSft</a></p>— BIG EAST MBB (@BIGEASTMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/BIGEASTMBB/status/1502493681852506117?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 12, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="rEqLPn">His pair of clutch free-throws with two seconds to go in the <a href="https://www.bigeastcoastbias.com">BIG EAST</a> Quarterfinal against St. John’s sent ‘Nova to the Semis.</p> <p id="0fiJSy">Slater’s announcement was expected by many in ‘Nova Nation. His offense and defensive presence as well as his Villanova attitude will help ease the Wright - Neptune transition. </p> <p id="c6NEpo">The opportunity for Slater to be a leader for the program is there for him as he will be one of the core pieces of Neptune’s first Wildcat Campaign. </p> <p id="oOGwYo"></p> /villanova-basketball/2022/4/24/23039747/villanovas-brandon-slater-returning-for-5th-year Mike J. 2022-04-21T09:47:31-04:00 2022-04-21T09:47:31-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Previews" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/q1hrvclQ5lK3QoEb3ZeJDSDQ468=/0x0:3967x2645/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70775710/1388808804.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>So many articles...</p> <p id="12D3Io">Monday’s announcement that <a href="/villanova-basketball/2022/4/20/23034746/jay-wright-expected-to-retire-kyle-neptune-to-be-likely-successor">Villanova head coach <strong>Jay Wright</strong> was stepping down immediately</a> and being replaced by former assistant <strong>Kyle Neptune</strong> was a complete shocker to many.</p> <p id="CJ03lB">Here are some of the big articles and how big media covered the news and reacted to it...</p> <h2 id="1cpboA">Jay Wright’s Retirement</h2> <div id="nxPQdj"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">A message from Coach Wright… <a href="https://t.co/fuV0B3lQsX">pic.twitter.com/fuV0B3lQsX</a></p>— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB/status/1517105786849271809?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="8N23nK"><a href="https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/villanova-coach-jay-wright-retires-two-time-national-champion-leaves-wildcats-after-21-seasons/">Two-time national champion leaves Wildcats after 21 seasons | CBSSports.com</a><br>Wright led the Wildcats to their greatest successes over more than two decades at the helm</p> <p id="H4TTN3"><a href="https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/21/jay-wright-retires-villanova-future">Jay Wright retirement leaves Villanova basketball, NCAA with void | Sports Illustrated</a><br>The Wildcats’ coach’s abrupt retirement shocked many, but it’s understandable after a grind of a season to end a brilliant career.</p> <p id="fewJrt"><strong>Jay Bilas,</strong> “Jay Wright is one of the true icons of college basketball and one of the true good guys in the game...”</p> <div id="lqkwS6"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/J-0kjg0T2hA?rel=0" style="top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; border: 0;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="accelerometer; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture;"></iframe></div></div> <p id="v8e59I"><a href="https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2022-04-20/villlanovas-jay-wright-becomes-latest-mens-basketball-icon-call-it-career">Villlanova's Jay Wright becomes latest men's basketball icon to call it a career | NCAA.com</a><br>Villanova coach Jay Wright has become the latest men's basketball icon to retire in the last couple of years.</p> <p id="OckIlm"><a href="https://villanova.com/news/2022/4/20/mens-basketball-wright-to-retire-as-head-mens-basketball-coach-will-transiiton-to-new-role-at-villanova-neptune-named-william-b-finneran-endowed-head-coach.aspx">WRIGHT TO RETIRE AS HEAD MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH; WILL TRANSITION TO NEW ROLE AT VILLANOVA; NEPTUNE NAMED WILLIAM B. FINNERAN ENDOWED HEAD COACH | Villanova University</a><br>William B. Finneran Endowed Head Men's Basketball Coach Jay Wright will be retiring from his position to begin a new chapter in his career at the</p> <p id="WzkmOT"><a href="https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2022-04-20/villlanovas-jay-wright-becomes-latest-mens-basketball-icon-call-it-career">Villlanova's Jay Wright becomes latest men's basketball icon to call it a career | NCAA.com</a><br>Villanova coach Jay Wright has become the latest men's basketball icon to retire in the last couple of years.</p> <p id="ibTmod"><a href="https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/21/jay-wright-official-retirement-announcement-villanova">Jay Wright officially announces retirement as Villanova head coach | Sports Illustrated</a><br>The veteran coach walks away with four Final Fours and two national championships.</p> <p id="Up3Dhf"><a href="https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/33775560/jay-wright-created-best-culture-basketball-game-needs-him">Jay Wright created the best culture in basketball, and the game still needs him | ESPN</a><br>Jay Bilas on why the entire basketball community owes Jay Wright a major debt of gratitude.</p> <p id="axf4EP"><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=66960X1516590&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheathletic.com%2F3262741%2F2022%2F04%2F20%2Fjay-wrights-decision-to-retire-is-as-unsettling-as-it-is-surprising%2F%3Fsource%3Demp_shared_article&amp;referrer=sbnation.com&amp;sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vuhoops.com%2F2022%2F4%2F21%2F23035415%2Fjay-wright-retires-villanova-kyle-neptune" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Jay Wright’s decision to retire is as unsettling as it is surprising | The Athletic</a><br>Wright looked ready to become the face of college basketball. Instead, he exits amid a pressure-packed time for coaches in the sport.</p> <p id="ziEoaO"><a href="https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2022/04/20/wright-resigns-as-villanova-coach-neptune-takes-over/">Jay Wright resigns as Villanova coach, Kyle Neptune takes over | NBC Sports</a><br>Jay Wright, the Villanova basketball coach who led the Wildcats to two national championships and four Final Fours, stunned college basketball with his resignation Wednesday night.</p> <p id="mY43Om"><a href="https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-division-i/news/villanova-jay-wright-retires-college-hoops/ssgndowmeqvj0q6qbgo68ux6?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter">Jay Wright has enough and has done enough as he gracefully retires from college hoops stage | Sporting News</a><br><a href="">Villanova's</a> Hall of Fame coach brings down the curtain on an amazing career.</p> <p id="PtJULx"><a href="https://fordhamsports.com/news/2022/4/20/mens-basketball-kyle-neptune-steps-down-as-fordham-head-mens-basketball-coach.aspx">Kyle Neptune Steps Down as Fordham Head Men’s Basketball Coach | Fordham University Athletics</a><br>Kyle Neptune, Fordham University head men's basketball coach, announced that he is stepping down effective immediately to become head men's basketball coach at Villanova</p> <p id="vWCIva"><a href="https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/ny-villanova-mens-basketball-jay-wright-resigns-20220421-w3wemm6yzfh5xc6crc2jowd6iu-story.html">Jay Wright resigns as Villanova men’s basketball coach | New York Daily News</a><br>Jay Wright shocked college basketball Wednesday night with his immediate resignation at Villanova.</p> <p id="vujaXZ"><a href="https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/33775177/villanova-jay-wright-retire-head-coach-kyle-neptune-take-over">Villanova's Jay Wright retiring as coach; Fordham's Kyle Neptune taking over | ESPN</a><br>Villanova coach Jay Wright is retiring after 21 seasons with the program. Fordham's Kyle Neptune will take over as head coach.</p> <p id="Ts5paf"><a href="https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/33775262/what-make-jay-wright-shocking-retirement-next-villanova-basketball">What to make of Jay Wright's shocking retirement and what's next for Villanova basketball | ESPN</a><br>Jay Wright departs Villanova with two national championships and a rock-solid reputation within the game of college basketball.</p> <p id="5oNRM7"><a href="https://www.si.com/college/2022/04/21/jay-wright-official-retirement-announcement-villanova">Jay Wright officially announces retirement as Villanova head coach | Sports Illustrated</a><br>The veteran coach walks away with four Final Fours and two national championships.</p> <p id="vD44MM"><a href="https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/33775560/jay-wright-created-best-culture-basketball-game-needs-him">Jay Wright created the best culture in basketball, and the game still needs him | ESPN</a><br>Jay Bilas on why the entire basketball community owes Jay Wright a major debt of gratitude.</p> <p id="ThWf3t"><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=66960X1516590&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheathletic.com%2F3262741%2F2022%2F04%2F20%2Fjay-wrights-decision-to-retire-is-as-unsettling-as-it-is-surprising%2F%3Fsource%3Demp_shared_article&amp;referrer=sbnation.com&amp;sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vuhoops.com%2F2022%2F4%2F21%2F23035415%2Fjay-wright-retires-villanova-kyle-neptune" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Jay Wright’s decision to retire is as unsettling as it is surprising | The Athletic</a><br>Wright looked ready to become the face of college basketball. Instead, he exits amid a pressure-packed time for coaches in the sport.</p> <p id="YBj7E8"><a href="https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2022/04/20/wright-resigns-as-villanova-coach-neptune-takes-over/">Jay Wright resigns as Villanova coach, Kyle Neptune takes over | NBC Sports</a><br>Jay Wright, the Villanova basketball coach who led the Wildcats to two national championships and four Final Fours, stunned college basketball with his resignation Wednesday night.</p> <p id="UaYABs"><a href="https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-division-i/news/villanova-jay-wright-retires-college-hoops/ssgndowmeqvj0q6qbgo68ux6?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter">Jay Wright has enough and has done enough as he gracefully retires from college hoops stage | Sporting News</a><br>Villanova's Hall of Fame coach brings down the curtain on an amazing career.</p> <p id="kT1WI6"><a href="https://fordhamsports.com/news/2022/4/20/mens-basketball-kyle-neptune-steps-down-as-fordham-head-mens-basketball-coach.aspx">Kyle Neptune Steps Down as Fordham Head Men’s Basketball Coach | Fordham University Athletics</a><br>Kyle Neptune, Fordham University head men's basketball coach, announced that he is stepping down effective immediately to become head men's basketball coach at Villanova</p> <p id="mJBJd5"><strong>CBS Eye on College Basketball podcast</strong> w/ Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander...</p> <div id="jrsfnm"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Dw_TNGX3Zoo?rel=0" style="top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; border: 0;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="accelerometer; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture;"></iframe></div></div> <p id="zLngqo"><a href="https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/ny-villanova-mens-basketball-jay-wright-resigns-20220421-w3wemm6yzfh5xc6crc2jowd6iu-story.html">Jay Wright resigns as Villanova men’s basketball coach | New York Daily News</a><br>Jay Wright shocked college basketball Wednesday night with his immediate resignation at Villanova.</p> <p id="nGSMin"><a href="https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/33775177/villanova-jay-wright-retire-head-coach-kyle-neptune-take-over">Villanova's Jay Wright retiring as coach; Fordham's Kyle Neptune taking over | ESPN</a><br>Villanova coach Jay Wright is retiring after 21 seasons with the program. Fordham's Kyle Neptune will take over as head coach.</p> <p id="mqSq0g"><a href="https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/33775262/what-make-jay-wright-shocking-retirement-next-villanova-basketball">What to make of Jay Wright's shocking retirement and what's next for Villanova basketball | ESPN</a><br>Jay Wright departs Villanova with two national championships and a rock-solid reputation within the game of college basketball.</p> <h2 id="rQfccj">OTHER College Basketball News</h2> <p id="9AIcRn"><a href="https://www.prospectiveinsight.com/post/2022-nike-hoop-summit">Nike Hoop Summit | Prospective Insight</a><br>After a productive McDonald’s All-American game, Whitmore continued the circuit rounds by suiting up for Team USA in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit. As a first-time Team USA participant as well as the lowest-ranked recruit entering the event, Whitmore quickly established himself as one of the more intriguing prospects playing for either team.</p> <p id="6icwXF"><a href="https://www.collegian.psu.edu/sports/women_basketball/penn-state-womens-basketball-guard-maddie-burke-announces-transfer-to-villanova-on-instagram/article_4b1ee0ac-c000-11ec-b80d-af0e618d0ccb.html">Penn State women’s basketball guard Maddie Burke announces transfer to Villanova | Daily Collegian</a><br>Penn State will be losing one of its top sharpshooters for next season.</p> <p id="GfsxUt"><a href="https://www.sportingnews.com/us/basketball/news/jalen-brunson-mavericks-contract-free-agency/wpo9eeatlgmajqmfykg2q4d2">Details of Mavericks guard’s deal, salary and impending free agency | Sporting News</a><br>After being selected with the No. 33 pick in the 2018 <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/nba-draft">NBA Draft</a>, Brunson signed a four-year, $6.1 million contract with the <a href="https://www.mavsmoneyball.com">Dallas Mavericks</a> which takes him through to the end of the 2021-22 season.</p> <p id="uPEjOV"><a href="https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2022/04/20/kentuckys-oscar-tshiebwe-to-return-for-senior-season/">Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe to return for senior season | NBC Sports</a><br>The 2022 National Player of the Year is coming back to college hoops for the ‘23 season.</p> <p id="9Caaui"><a href="https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/dribble-handoff-what-was-the-best-game-from-college-basketballs-2021-22-regular-season/">Dribble handoff: What was the best game from college basketball’s 2021-22 regular season? | CBSSports.com</a><br>Any guesses as to which Villanova game made the list...</p> <p id="6ZEAB4"></p> <p id="2RG64f"></p> <p id="5AHyWh"></p> /2022/4/21/23035415/jay-wright-retires-villanova-kyle-neptune Mike J. 2022-04-20T23:40:37-04:00 2022-04-20T23:40:37-04:00 चेननेविरुद्धडेलीVU Hoops: All Posts by Mike J. - kartik tyagi <figure> <img alt="Michigan v Villanova" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1L6D27_XnhuGtwUHh4Vbbe1eEsU=/0x131:1929x1417/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/70774634/1068498060.0.jpg" /> <figcaption>Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>Jay is going to be missed...</p> <p id="gtvmCa">The news of <a href="">Villanova</a> head coach <strong>Jay Wright</strong>’s retirement took many people by surprise. Here’s a recap from social media on how people close to the program reacted regarding the news that the Hall of Famer was stepping down from his spot leading the Wildcats and that former assistant,<strong> Kyle Neptune</strong>, would take the helm at ‘Nova.</p> <h1 id="g3opHY">From Jay...</h1> <div id="uFHP4X"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/XT7HPRxE5n">pic.twitter.com/XT7HPRxE5n</a></p>— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) <a href="https://twitter.com/VUCoachJWright/status/1516949304224751616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h1 id="TqNjru">Did Jay allude to this decision in New Orleans...?</h1> <div id="kp70II"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Hoops is in the house. I get to say it one last time.”<br><br>Damn. <br><br>Jay Wright low-key hinted to everyone at the Final Four that this was his final season. What a sneaky Easter Egg this was after losing to Kansas. Wow. <br><br>Catch via <a href="https://twitter.com/redditCBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@redditCBB</a>, hat-tip <a href="https://twitter.com/bubbaprog?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bubbaprog</a> for the vid assist. <a href="https://t.co/1vFoBRcHls">pic.twitter.com/1vFoBRcHls</a></p>— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) <a href="https://twitter.com/MattNorlander/status/1516980602444070912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h1 id="qEiJqG">Former Players</h1> <div id="wCdf9K"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">JW the goat!!!!!</p>— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) <a href="https://twitter.com/epaschall/status/1516924571349184519?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="1E2AbD"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">JW really is Villanova… </p>— Ryan Arcidiacono (@RyArch15) <a href="https://twitter.com/RyArch15/status/1516923399402045443?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="swqroP"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jay Wright going down as one of the best college coaches ever</p>— Josh Hart (@joshhart) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshhart/status/1516935027317223430?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="izfYAd"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gonna miss seeing this guy on the sidelines.<br>Congrats on a GREAT career at Nova. <a href="https://t.co/eJopsRu4YW">pic.twitter.com/eJopsRu4YW</a></p>— ️RAY (@ARayfor3) <a href="https://twitter.com/ARayfor3/status/1516957486527492096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="AyOTa6"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shoutout to Jay Wright the goat let’s see if he pull a Tom Brady ‼️</p>— Kris Jenkins (@Smoove2you_) <a href="https://twitter.com/Smoove2you_/status/1516935808338599936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="UocJUa"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Everyone stay calm. Only thing that’s changing is the name of the head coach. The culture can never die.</p>— CHEF (@DanielOchefu32) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielOchefu32/status/1516925496134615041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="1JeBiB"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you, Coach ✌ <a href="https://t.co/FvsBnqTypf">pic.twitter.com/FvsBnqTypf</a></p>— Darryl Nasir Reynolds (@dreythedirector) <a href="https://twitter.com/dreythedirector/status/1516951233281490944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="qqwO4A"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jay Wright stepping down is just as big as Coach K stepping down at Duke? True or False?</p>— Dylan Ennis (@canadiankidDJE) <a href="https://twitter.com/canadiankidDJE/status/1516926835661197313?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h1 id="D4XLwB">Support for Coach Nep</h1> <div id="tWosAL"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ohhhhhhh thats tough !!! <a href="https://twitter.com/kyleneptune?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kyleneptune</a> WELL DESERVED</p>— Mikal Bridges (@mikal_bridges) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikal_bridges/status/1516918774959849472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="4dz0QY"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Very tuff Nep! Bring the suits back pls!</p>— CHEF (@DanielOchefu32) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielOchefu32/status/1516924997478068225?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="FwGNYt"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">My man <a href="https://twitter.com/kyleneptune?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kyleneptune</a> Happy for you!</p>— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) <a href="https://twitter.com/epaschall/status/1516924771874705408?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="2EKoda"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yeah NEP!!! <a href="https://t.co/NyKAaDRzgw">https://t.co/NyKAaDRzgw</a></p>— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) <a href="https://twitter.com/epaschall/status/1516957511454117888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="3LDgKN"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">LETS GET IT <a href="https://twitter.com/kyleneptune?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kyleneptune</a> <a href="https://t.co/elJtIzVkK8">https://t.co/elJtIzVkK8</a></p>— ️RAY (@ARayfor3) <a href="https://twitter.com/ARayfor3/status/1516978083353530369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h1 id="XeZktt">Good Banter</h1> <div id="whC94W"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really thought you’d be the next head coach </p>— CHEF (@DanielOchefu32) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielOchefu32/status/1516923633851117573?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <h1 id="cxl9JX">From the College Basketball Community</h1> <div id="yOiHIP"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">ALL I can say is college basketball just lost one of the BEST not just as a COACH but as someone that YOU really want mentoring young ppl in Hall of Fame JAY WRIGHT <a href="https://twitter.com/VUCoachJWright?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VUCoachJWright</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a> . May he be blessed with gr8 HEALTH - HAPPINESS in chasing new Dreams.</p>— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) <a href="https://twitter.com/DickieV/status/1516954007704637440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="aZn39e"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former <a href="https://twitter.com/UNC_Basketball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@UNC_Basketball</a> coach Roy Williams told me tonight: "I love <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a> Jay Wright. Admired him a great deal. One of the true giants in our game. I do believe Jay did everything with first class and integrity. He was a great ambassador for his university and our profession.''</p>— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAndyKatz/status/1516935819398987776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="csgYnh"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">News of <a href="https://twitter.com/NovaMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NovaMBB</a> Jay Wright's retirement spreading in the sport. <a href="https://twitter.com/KUHoops?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KUHoops</a> coach <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachBillSelf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CoachBillSelf</a> told me tonight: "Jay Wright is as good a coach our sport has. All his peers admire and respect how his teams play, compete and how he conducts and runs his program. He's total class.''</p>— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheAndyKatz/status/1516935148914229248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 21, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div id="Qm3alr"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mems. Jay Wright = Dog guy. <a href="https://t.co/XQEXRatrQu">pic.twitter.com/XQEXRatrQu</a></p>— Butler Blue IV (@TheButlerBlue) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheButlerBlue/status/1516925057825742848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 20, 2022</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> /2022/4/20/23034977/jay-wright-retirement-villanova-rapid-reactions-social-media Mike J.