One of Villanova's 2015 commits, Tim Delaney, will be playing for a state championship on Sunday. The other, Donte DiVincenzo, has already locked one up.
The 6-foot-4, 179-pounder and his Salesianium School (DE) teammates knocked off St. Georges this past Saturday, 50-45, to take home the school's first state crown.
"It was really something special," DiVincenzo said of this season. "The guys on the team-we didn't have many basketball players recruiting-wise, but we had a big guy [Brian O'Neill] going to Pitt as a tight end position for football . . . and everybody were great friends so that kind of helped us going deep into the playoffs."
Although he is still a junior in high school, Tim Delaney of Pitman (NJ) has been committed to Villanova for nearly nine months now.
The 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward told VUSports.com that he is "definitely" still solid with the Wildcats. In fact, he goes out of his way to make sure he watches just about every Villanova game.
"I've recorded all of them for the most part [when I can't watch live] and then I try to watch them when I'm home," Delaney said.
Villanova currently has four commitments from players across all high school classes. However, only one of them is an in-state prospect: Mikal Bridges.
With his high school season in the rearview mirror, VUSports.com caught up with 2014 standout from Great Valley High School to discuss a variety of topics.
Bridges said he averaged about 18.6 points during his senior campaign and his squad won the league title before being upset in the first round of districts by Wissahickon. He added that the defeat was one of just three on the season for the Patriots.
Villanova was one of the first schools to offer class of 2015 prospect Josh Reaves of Paul VI (VA).
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard also lists VCU, Temple and Penn State as programs that have given him scholarship opportunities.
Reaves said there are no other schools involved in his recruitment at this point and he does not have any favorites.
Drew Edwards might not be a be a household name in recruiting, but college coaches have taken notice of the class of 2015 prospect from Calvert Hall (MD).
The 6-foot-3, 170-pound combo guard provided VUSports.com with an offer list that has schools ranging from coast to coast.
He said Dayton, La Salle, Towson, Virginia Tech, Longwood, Drexel, Providence, Bucknell, USC, Kansas State, and Richmond have all extended scholarship offers.To read the rest of this article I wrote for VUSports.com, click Here.
Sharette Dixon Classic
The Sharette Dixon Classic will be a one-day event featuring the top boys’ high school basketball from across New York and New Jersey.
This annual event is being organized in memory of Sharette Dixon, wife of Kimani Young and mother of Kamaal Young (11), Khaliq Young (9) and Salimah Young (7). Proceeds from the event will support a family education fund that has been established for the three children.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Gauchos Gym in the Bronx, NY.
Terrence (Munch) Williams - Team NY
Brian Coleman - Team NJ
Justin Weir – Team NY
Kyle Anderson – Team NJ
The Sharette Dixon Classic will feature two premiere contests, a sophomore game and upperclassmen game. The games will feature top-notch coaching and emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship.
Top Players Expected
Isaiah Whitehead (Seton Hall), Chieck Diallo, Chris McCullough (Syracuse), Matt Ryan, Isaiah Briscoe, Malachi Richardson, Rawle Alkins, Kassoum Yakwe, Tyus Battle.
Noted Sharette Dixon
Kyrie Irving, Kyle Anderson, JayVaughn Pinkston, Tyler Ennis, Omar Calhoun, Fuquan Edwin, Chris Obekpa.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Gauchos Gym
Soph Game @ 6 p.m. 478 Gerard Ave
Upperclass Game @ 8 p.m. Bronx, NY 10451
The Sharette Dixon Academic Excellence Awards will be given to all of the young men from each team who have demonstrated consistent academic excellence throughout their high school career and have maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA or better.
Prior to her passing on March 23, 2009, Sharette Dixon dedicated her life to educating young people. She was an instructor of English at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn and was particularly interested in African-American literature. Sharette was born in Brooklyn, raised in California and attended California State University at Fresno, where she was a McNair Scholar and earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English
Malachi Richardson has established himself as one of the elite backcourt players in the nation in the class of 2015 and he has the school list to prove it.
Arizona, UConn, Florida, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Miami, North Carolina Ohio State, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Villanova are the 12 schools remaining for Richardson. He said all of them have offered except Kansas and North Carolina.
Other schools the 6-foot-5 shooting guard said he received offers from include Cincinnati, Minnesota and Seton Hall.To read the rest of this article I wrote for VUSports.com, click Here.