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Villanova Wildcats: Omari Spellman provides Atlanta Hawks with reliable big man

Former Villanova Wildcats big man Omari Spellman has the chance to make an immediate impact on the Atlanta Hawks. After winning their second NCAA title in three seasons, basketball fans expected numerous members of the Villanova Wildcats to be selected in the 2018 NBA Draft, which was exactly the case. From Mikal Bridges going at […] Villanova Wildcats: Omari Spellman provides Atlanta Hawks with reliable big man - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog
VU Hoops 3 hours ago
Breaking: Omari Spellman Drafted by the Hawks

Breaking: Omari Spellman Drafted by the Hawks

‘Nova’s Big Man is Heading to Atlanta Omari Spellman is heading to Atlanta having been drafted by the Hawks with the final pick of the first round. While Spellman clearly projects to be an NBA player, many questioned his decision to leave school as the general feedback did not point to him being drafted in the first round. However, Spellman made clear that a first round guarantee was not a deal breaker for him as he plainly expressed his openness to developing in the NBA as opposed to college. Spellman will join a team led by the young Dennis Schroeder. Check back as we update this post...
VU Hoops 9 hours ago
NBA Draft: How To Watch & Open Thread

NBA Draft: How To Watch & Open Thread

Villanova fans will be watching with excitement and pride as they find out where their favorites will be playing next. The 2018 NBA Draft is set for Thursday evening and the eyes of most Villanova fans will be watching with pride. ‘Nova is expected to have four players from the 2018 National Championship team to be selected when the 30 NBA teams make their selections to add to their clubs. As Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, Omari Spellman, and Jalen Brunson have foregone the remainder of their time on the Main Line to join the ranks of professional hoopsters, Villanova fans can tune in...
VU Hoops 21 hours ago
Draft Day’s Arizin

Draft Day’s Arizin

After two National Championships, it’s going to be a big night for the Wildcats. Happy Draft Day Nova Nation! Four Wildcats are preparing to be selected in tonight’s NBA Draft. Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, and Omari Spellman have all taken very different paths to get to this point, but all of them could end up as first round draft picks. It could be a record setting night for Villanova as the school has never had more than three players selected in a single draft. In fact, 2006 was the only year the Wildcats had two players selected in the first round. Those two...
VU Hoops Jun 10, 2018
2019 Championship Odds

2019 Championship Odds

Vegas likes Nova’s chances to win third Championship in four seasons. Early entries to the 2018 NBA Draft have been declared and with the exception of a few transfers, most rosters are set for the 2018-19 Basketball season. With that, Vegas has released an updated set of odds to win next year’s Men’s NCAA Championship. Villanova definitely took a lump with the announcement by underclassmen Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman to jump to the next level, but the oddsmakers in Nevada still have the Wildcats with the third best odds at 9/1. Duke (11/2) and Kansas (8/1) lead the pack as...
VU Hoops Jun 1, 2018
Villanova faces challenges, but will that slow them down?

Villanova faces challenges, but will that slow them down?

Villanova built a dynasty on developing talent. But this is the biggest job yet. Since the official announcements that both Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman will remain in the NBA Draft, a fair question has been posed about Villanova’s prospects for continued success next season. Can they replace 4 of their top 6 players? And are the underclassmen ready to step up into bigger roles? The media landscape seems to be split. Some believe there’s no reason to doubt the Villanova machine (shouts to Reags and Rob Dauster), while others think this is still a very good team, but not a title...
VU Hoops May 31, 2018
Villanova’s “lack of experience” next season is fake news

Villanova’s “lack of experience” next season is fake news

It’s time to shift the narrative from who the Wildcats lost to who is coming back. The wait is finally over. After two months of “will they, won’t they” with Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman, both former Wildcats have decided to remain in the NBA draft. While we wish them the best of luck at the next level, their departure has seemingly cemented a narrative that’s been growing for weeks: Villanova is losing A LOT. It’s not untrue. The Wildcats are losing their top four scorers who accounted for over 70% of the team’s points en route to a third National Championship. ...
VU Hoops May 31, 2018
Thursday’s Arizin

Thursday’s Arizin

With Omari Spellman leaving for the NBA Draft, is Villanova a possible landing spot for Stanford grad transfer Reid Travis? Happy Thursday Nova Nation! It was a second straight day of fond farewells for the Wildcat faithful, as Omari Spellman announced that he’d be joining Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, and Donte DiVincenzo in the NBA draft. The Big East rookie of the year played just one season for Villanova, but boy was it a great one. At least now, after two months of waiting, the roster for next season is finally set. Or is it? While all four Wildcats chose to keep their names in...
VU Hoops May 30, 2018
Spellman will stay in the NBA Draft

Spellman will stay in the NBA Draft

Spellman may not be a first round pick, but feels he is ready for the NBA. Omari Spellman will officially remain in the NBA Draft, foregoing his remaining three years of eligibility with the Villanova Wildcats. My experience in college has by far. more than anything else in my life, shaped me into the young man I am today. I have met friends that I will cherish forever. Villanova University is a very special place, and it holds an even more special place in my heart. And to my teamma- no to my brothers I will love you guys forever. Coach Wright has helped me mature as a man along with...
VU Hoops May 29, 2018
Tuesday’s Arizin

Tuesday’s Arizin

The workouts are done, the holiday is over, it’s time to decide. Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! I hope everyone had a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend, and thanks again to all of those who serve our country. ‘Merica! But now that the weekend has come to an end, it’s finally decision time for Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman. The NCAA deadline for elligible players to remove themselves from the NBA draft is tomorrow, so we’d expect an announcement within the next 24 hours. Whether or not these two stars would return next season or ride their National Championship into the NBA...

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