Villanova Wildcats Best Players of All Time

The Villanova Wildcats are the athletic teams of Villanova University, a private Catholic research university in Pennsylvania. Representing both men and women’s sports, they compete at the highest level of NCAA Division I competition in all sports except football where they play as members of the Colonial Athletic Association (Football Championship Subdivision). With over 100 years’ worth of history behind them, their proud tradition has earned them many accolades including national championships across multiple sporting disciplines. Their passionate fan base follows their teams closely every season with high hopes for success on and off-the field alike.

1. Kyle Lowry

Point guard

Kyle Lowry Career

  • NBA champion (2019)
  • 6× NBA All-Star (2015–2020)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2016)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2006)
  • Big East All-Freshman Team (2005)
  • No. 1 retired by Villanova Wildcats

Kyle Lowry is a point guard for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and played college basketball at Villanova.

Lowry was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2006 but never played a game for them before being traded to Toronto midway through his rookie season. Since joining the Raptors, Lowry has been one of their most consistent players and is often relied on as a leader on both sides of the floor.

His contract with Toronto expires after the 2020–21 season and speculation surrounds whether he will remain with the team or move on to another franchise. Kyle Lowry is married and has three children, two sons and a daughter who attends boarding school full-time during the school year。 Kyle Lowry is a two-time NBA All-Star and champion.

Kyle Lowry was a key player on Villanova's title team in 2005. Lowry played his first six seasons with the Houston Rockets before joining the Toronto Raptors in 2012. In 2017, he helped lead Miami to their first championship since 2006. Kyle Lowry has represented the United States at both the Olympics (2012) and World Championships (2011, 2013).

2. Jalen Brunson

Guard

Jalen Brunson Career

  • 2× NCAA champion (2016, 2018)
  • National college player of the year (2018)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2018)
  • Bob Cousy Award (2018)
  • Second-team Academic All-American (2018)
  • Big East Player of the Year (2018)
  • 2× First-team All-Big East (2017, 2018)
  • Big East All-Freshman Team (2016)
  • Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (2018)
  • McDonald's All-American (2015)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2015)
  • Illinois Mr. Basketball (2015)
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2015)
  • FIBA Under-19 World Cup MVP (2015)

Jalen Brunson was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 2018. He played for the Mavericks from 2018 to 2022 before joining the New York Knicks in 2022. Brunson has averaged 14 points, five rebounds and four assists per game during his career up to date.

Jalen is a great point guard who can distribute the ball efficiently and create shots for teammates. Jalen Brunson was a standout player at Villanova, winning two NCAA championships and being named National College Player of the Year in 2018. He was drafted by Dallas with the 23rd overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

In his rookie season, Brunson averaged 10 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for the Mavericks. He has also played for Turkey's national team, where he won silver medals at both EuroBasket 2017 and World Cup 2019.

3. Paul Arizin

Paul Arizin Career

  • High school: La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (1947–1950)
  • NBA draft 1950 / Pick: Territorial
  • Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
  • Playing career: 1950–1965
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 11
  • 1950–1952,, 1954–1962: Philadelphia Warriors
  • 1962–1965: Camden Bullets
  • NBA champion (1956), 10× NBA All-Star (1951, 1952, 1955–1962), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1952), 3× All-NBA First Team (1952, 1956, 1957), All-NBA Second Team (1959), 2× NBA scoring champion (1952, 1957), NBA anniversary team (25th, 50th, 75th), EBA Most Valuable Player (1963), EBA champion (1964), Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1950), Sporting News Player of the Year (1950), Consensus first-team All-American (1950), NCAA season scoring leader (1950), No. 11 retired by Villanova Wildcats
  • Points: 16,266 (22.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,129 (8.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,665 (2.3 apg)
  • Basketball Hall of Fame as player
  • College Basketball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2006

Arizin was a highly successful small forward in the NBA for many years. He led the Philadelphia Warriors to two championships, and also won a championship with the San Francisco Warriors.

Arizin is considered one of the most prolific scorers in league history, averaging over 20 points per game throughout his career. After retiring from playing basketball, Arizin became a television commentator and analyst for games involving his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers.

Arizin was one of the most successful shooting guards in NBA history. He won 10 championship rings with the Philadelphia Warriors and was an 11-time All-Star who was twice named MVP. Arizin is also a two-time scoring champion and three time all-NBA first team selection. After leaving the NBA, Arizin played for several European teams before retiring in 1971 at age 34 due to injury.

4. Kerry Kittles

Kerry Kittles Career

  • High school: St. Augustine, (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • College: Villanova (1992–1996)
  • NBA draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 1996–2005
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 30
  • Coaching career: 2016–2018
  • As player:, NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1997), Consensus first-team All-American (1996), Consensus second-team All-American (1995), Big East Player of the Year (1995), 3× First-team All-Big East (1994–1996), 2× Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1995, 1996), No. 30 retired by Villanova Wildcats, , As assistant coach:, , Ivy League tournament winner (2017)
  • Points: 7,165 (14.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,983 (3.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,295 (2.6 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, Summer Universiade, : 1995 Fukuoka: Team competition
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1995 Fukuoka: Team competition

Kittles was a shooting guard who played in the NBA from 1996 to 2005. Kittles is best known for his time with the New Jersey Nets, where he won two championships (in 2001 and 2003).

After leaving the Nets, Kittles had brief stints with the LA Clippers and Sacramento Kings before retiring in 2006. In 2016, Kittles became an assistant coach with the Brooklyn Nets' G-League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.

He left this position after one season due to personal reasons but has since resumed coaching duties at his alma mater Villanova University as an assistant under Jay Wright As of 2018, Kerry Kittles continues to work as an assistant coach for both Villanova and their Development League squad The Baynets Kittles played for Princeton and was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers prior to joining Villanova's staff.

Kittles is a three-time first team All-Big East player and two-time Geasey trophy winner at Villanova. He holds career averages of 14.1 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists in 7,165 minutes over 17 seasons in the NBA. Kittles has been known as one of the most versatile players in league history due to his ability to score inside and out on both offense and defense

5. Josh Hart

Shooting guard

Josh Hart Career

  • High school: , Wheaton, (Silver Spring, Maryland), Sidwell Friends School, (Washington, D.C.)
  • College: Villanova (2013–2017)
  • NBA draft 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 2017–present
  • 2017–2019: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2017: →South Bay Lakers
  • 2019–2022: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2022–present: Portland Trail Blazers
  • NCAA champion (2016), Consensus first-team All-American (2017), Third-team All-American – NABC (2016), Senior CLASS Award (2017), Julius Erving Award (2017), Big East Player of the Year (2017), Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year (2017), 2× First-team All-Big East (2016, 2017), Big East Sixth Man of the Year (2015), Big East All-Freshman Team (2014), 2× Big East tournament MOP (2015, 2017), Robert V. Geasey Trophy (2017), No. 3 retired by Villanova Wildcats

Hart was born in 1995 and spent his early years in Silver Spring, Maryland. Hart attended Wheaton High School before attending Sidwell Friends School for college.

Hart played four seasons of college basketball at Villanova and helped the Wildcats to two Final Four appearances (2015 & 2016). After graduating from Villanova, Hart was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 30th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

In his rookie season, Hart averaged 10 points per game on 46% shooting from three-point range en route to being named an All-Rookie Second Team selection. Hart's sophomore campaign saw him improve offensively statistically as he averaged 16 points per game on 51% shooting from three-point range while also adding 4 rebounds and 2 assists per contest into the mix; however, he struggled defensively where he ranked 111th out of 122 players who qualified for ESPN’s Defensive Real PlusMinus statistic (-1 DBPM).

In 2018–19 season, Hart once again improved offensively averaging 18 points per game on 50% shooting from beyond the arc along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists; however, this time around he saw a significant decrease in defensive stats ranking 95th out of 119 players who met that criteria (-0 DBPM). His struggles defending against opponents' top perimeter scorers may have led to some regression in his third year whereby it is hoped that next season will see him regain lost ground defensively whilst maintaining or even improving upon his already impressive offensive output

6. Ed Pinckney

Ed Pinckney Career

  • High school: Adlai E. Stevenson, (The Bronx, New York)
  • College: Villanova (1981–1985)
  • NBA draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1985–1997
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • Number: 54
  • Coaching career: 2003–present
  • NCAA champion (1985), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1985), Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1985), 2× First-team All-Big East (1983, 1985), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1981)
  • Points: 5,378 (6.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,952 (5.0 rpg)
  • Steals: 612 (0.8 spg)
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, Men's basketball, Pan American Games, : 1983 Caracas: Team competition
  • Representing  United States
  • Men's basketball
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1983 Caracas: Team competition

Ed Pinckney was born in The Bronx, New York on March 27th 1963. He attended high school at Adlai E Stevenson and played college basketball for Villanova before being drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1985 NBA draft.

Following a successful playing career, Ed went onto coach with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2003 to 2006 before taking over as head coach of the Carolina Panthers from 2007 to present day. Known for his infectious personality and ability to get his team fired up, Pinckney has become one of the most respected coaches in NBA history Pinckney was an assistant coach on the Villanova Wildcats team that won the NCAA Championship in 1985.

He also played for the Wildcats, winning a championship as well as being named an All-Big East player twice. Pinckney has worked as an assistant coach with several teams since then, most recently with Minnesota Timberwolves from 2010 to 2015 and Denver Nuggets from 2016 to 2019.

7. Scottie Reynolds

Guard

Scottie Reynolds Career

  • High school: Herndon (Herndon, Virginia)
  • College: Villanova (2006–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010: Prima Veroli
  • 2010–2011: Springfield Armor
  • 2011: Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
  • 2012: Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyesi
  • 2012–2013: New Basket Brindisi
  • 2013: ČEZ Nymburk
  • 2013–2014: Hapoel Holon
  • 2014–2015: Krasnye Krylia
  • 2015: Beşiktaş
  • 2015–2016: Enel Brindisi
  • 2016: Hapoel Holon
  • 2016–2017: Cibona
  • 2017–2018: Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • 2018: Petrol Olimpija
  • 2019: Hapoel Holon
  • 2019: Larisa
  • 2019–2020: SIG Strasbourg
  • 2020–2021: Cibona
  • 2021–2022: Champagne Châlons-Reims
  • 2022–present: Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
  • Adriatic League assists leader (2017), Consensus first-team All-American (2010), First-team All-Big East (2010), 2× Second-team All-Big East (2007, 2008), Robert V. Geasey Trophy (2010), Big East Rookie of the Year (2007), Big East All-Rookie Team (2007), McDonald's All-American (2006), Third-team Parade All-American (2006)

Scottie Reynolds was born in 1987 and played college basketball at Villanova. After two seasons with Italian team Primavera, Reynolds joined the NBA's Springfield Armor for the 2010–11 season.

In November 2011, Reynolds signed a three-year deal with Lithuanian club Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius; he made his debut for them on January 7th 2012 in a game against BK Traktor Siauliai. On July 11th 2013, Reynolds signed a one-year contract extension with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius until 2016..

He has also played for Atlético Madrid of Spain’s Liga ACB since 2014 where he led them to their first ever playoff appearance as captain of the team that year averaging 16 points per game while shooting 47% from 3 point range and 84% from the free throw line en route to being named MVP of Euroleague 2015 Final Four tournament (29pts 9reb 4ast).

At 37 years old Scottie is still playing some great basketball and is looking forward to another successful season in 2017/2018 with his current club Kaunas Vytautas which finished second during regular season but lost 1-0 during playoffs against Olympiacos Piraeus missing out on Champions League spot due to Basketball Super League rules stating 18 teams can compete in this competition instead of 15 like domestic leagues allowing only 17 clubs participation over two rounds robin stage followed by knockout stage .

8. Doug West

Doug West Career

  • High school: Altoona Area (Altoona, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (1985–1989)
  • NBA draft 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 1989–2001
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 5, 2
  • 1989–1998: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 1998–2001: Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Second-team All-Big East (1988), Third-team All-Big East (1989), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1985)
  • Points: 6,477 (9.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,670 (2.5 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,292 (1.9 apg)

Doug West was born on May 27, 1967 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He attended high school at Altoona Area and played college basketball for Villanova before being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1989 NBA draft.

Doug spent his entire playing career with the Timberwolves, retiring after 2001 season. In his 10-year career, he averaged 12 points per game and 2 rebounds per game while shooting 46% from the field and 31% from three-point range.

After retirement, Doug began a coaching career which has included stints as an assistant coach of both Villanova Wildcats men's team (2013–present) and women's team (2015). He is married with two children and lives in Philadelphia suburb of Cheltenham Township where he coaches youth basketball teams sponsored by Nike Basketball Academy Philly..

9. Ryan Arcidiacono

Point guard

Ryan Arcidiacono Career

  • NCAA champion (2016)
  • NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2016)
  • Big East co-Player of the Year (2015)
  • First-team All-Big East (2015)
  • 2× Second-team All-Big East (2014, 2016)
  • Big East All-Rookie Team (2013)
  • No. 15 jersey retired by Villanova Wildcats

Arcidiacono is a native of Philadelphia and attended Neshaminy High School. He played college basketball for Villanova, where he was named First-Team All Big East in 2016.

Arcidiacono was undrafted but landed with the Chicago Bulls as an undrafted free agent in 2016. In his first season with the Bulls, Arcidiacono averaged 5 points and 2 rebounds per game while shooting 42% from three point range.

The following year, Arcidiacono improved his averages to 10 points and 3 assists per game while shooting 43% from three point range on 4th place team in Eastern Conference standings (Bulls lost series against eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers).

The Knicks acquired him during the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline along with Jerian Grant and Tim Hardaway Jr., giving them a solid backup PG behind Kyrie Irving and Kristaps Porzingis respectively . Arcidiacono is a gifted point guard who helped lead the Austin Spurs to an NBA Development League championship in 2016.

He played collegiately at Villanova, where he was a two-time Second-team All-American and won the Naismith College Player of the Year award in 2013. Arcidiacono has spent most of his career with the Chicago Bulls, but he will join the New York Knicks for the 2021–2022 season. He is known for his toughness on both ends of the court and is one of few players in NBA history to record over 1,000 points, 500 assists and 50 blocks during his career.

Arcidiacono retired from basketball after leading Villanova to their first NCAA Championship since 1985 this past season.

10. Mikal Bridges

Guard

Mikal Bridges Career

  • High school: Great Valley, (Malvern, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (2015–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–present: Phoenix Suns
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (2022), 2× NCAA champion (2016, 2018), Third-team All-American – AP, SN, NABC (2018), Julius Erving Award (2018), First-team All-Big East (2018), Second-team All-Big East (2017), Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year (2017), Big East tournament MVP (2018)

Mikal Bridges was drafted 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA Draft. He played college basketball at Villanova and was a two-time All American.

Bridges started his professional career with the Phoenix Suns, where he has averaged 8 points and 3 rebounds per game over three seasons. In October of 2019, Bridges signed a contract extension with the Suns that will keep him with the team until 2024-25 season.

Mikal Bridges is a versatile forward who has played both shooting guard and small forward in his career. He attended college at Villanova, where he was named a two-time NCAA champion and third-team All-American as a senior in 2018. The Phoenix Suns selected Bridges with the 10th overall pick of the 2018 NBA draft, and he has since made an impact on their team as a rookie player.

In 22 games this season, he averages 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game while shooting 46% from the field and 34% from three point range. As one of the most promising young players in the NBA, Mikal Bridges will continue to develop his skills over time and is sure to be an asset for any team that picks him up

11. Bill Melchionni

Bill Melchionni Career

  • High school: Bishop Eustace Prep, (Pennsauken Township, New Jersey)
  • College: Villanova (1963–1966)
  • NBA draft 1966 / Round: 2 / Pick: 19th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 1966–1976
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 28, 3, 25
  • 1966–1968: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1968–1970: Trenton Colonials
  • 1969–1976: New York Nets
  • NBA champion (1967), 2× ABA champion (1974, 1976), 3× ABA All-Star (1971–1973), 3× ABA assists leader (1971–1973), All-ABA First Team (1972), No. 25 retired by Brooklyn Nets, Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1966), NIT MVP (1966)
  • Points: 6,870 (10.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,284 (2.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,247 (5.0 apg)

Melchionni was a point guard who played in the NBA for over 20 years. He attended Bishop Eustace Prep and then went on to play college ball at Villanova.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1966, and spent his entire career with them. Melchionni is one of only two players (the other being Gail Goodrich) to win an MVP award, three All-Star Games, and four scoring titles in their career.

He retired from playing in 1976 after winning his fourth scoring title, which made him the all-time leading scorer in Sixers history at that time. Bill Melchionni is currently 78 years old and lives near Philadelphia with his wife Kathy and son Johnathan Jr..

Melchionni attended Seton Hall University and played for the school's basketball team. He was drafted by the New York Nets in the second round of the 1969 NBA draft, and he would go on to play six seasons with them before joining the Boston Celtics in 1974. Melchionni won two championships with the Nets (1967, 1976) and also appeared in three All-Star games during his tenure there.

After leaving New York, Melchionni joined Boston and was part of their championship teams in 1978 and 1980. He retired from playing after that season but remained involved with coaching until 2003 when he passed away at age 73 due to a heart attack.

12. Darrun Hilliard

Shooting guard

Darrun Hilliard Career

  • High school: Liberty (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (2011–2015)
  • NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2015–present
  • 2015–2017: Detroit Pistons
  • 2015; 2017: → Grand Rapids Drive
  • 2017–2018: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2017–2018: → Austin Spurs
  • 2018–2019: Baskonia
  • 2019–2021: CSKA Moscow
  • 2021–2022: FC Bayern Munich
  • 2022–present: Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • NBA G League champion (2018), VTB United League champion (2021), Gomelsky Cup champion (2020), Second-team All-American – SN (2015), First-team All-Big East (2015), Big East Co-Most Improved Player (2014), Robert V. Geasey Trophy (2015)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA AmeriCup, : 2017 Argentina:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA AmeriCup
  • : 2017 Argentina:

Darrun Hilliard was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2015. He has played for the Detroit Pistons since 2015 and is currently with them. Darrun Hilliard primarily plays as a shooting guard or small forward in his career, but can also play at other positions depending on the game situation.

As of 2022, he will be 29 years old and playing in his 9th season with Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel's Liga Leagat HaAl league as well as their EuroLeague competition. Darrun Hilliard played for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Spurs in the NBA G League before joining Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel's top-tier Liga Leumit.

The 6'5" shooting guard is a versatile player who can score from anywhere on the court, making him an attractive option for teams looking to add depth. Hilliard has made several appearances for Team USA, most notably at the 2016 FIBA Americas Championship where he helped lead his team to victory over Venezuela. He was named Second-team All-American by SN in 2015 and First-team All-Big East two years later after averaging 15 points per game as a junior at Georgetown University.

In 2018, Hilliard led Maccabi to its third straight G League title with averages of 20 points and five rebounds per game

13. Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas Career

  • High school: Paterson Catholic, (Paterson, New Jersey)
  • College: Villanova (1996–1997)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 1997–2010
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • Number: 1, 5, 2, 7
  • 1997–1999: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1999–2004: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2004–2005: New York Knicks
  • 2005–2006: Chicago Bulls
  • 2006: Phoenix Suns
  • 2006–2008: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2008–2009: New York Knicks
  • 2009: Chicago Bulls
  • 2009–2010: Dallas Mavericks
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1998), Third-team All-Big East (1997), Big East Freshman of the Year (1997), McDonald's All-American (1996), 2× First-team Parade All-American (1995, 1996), Second-team Parade All-American (1994)
  • Points: 9,454 (11.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,379 (4.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,272 (1.5 apg)

Tim Thomas is a well-known and successful small forward in the NBA. He attended college at Villanova, where he was awarded First-Team All American honors as a senior in 1997.

Thomas was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the 7th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft and spent six seasons playing for them before moving to Boston Celtics in 2002. In 2007, Tim became an unrestricted free agent and moved to Miami Heat where he played until 2010 season when he retired from professional basketball due to injuries sustained during his final year with Miami Heat (2009–2010).

Tim Thomas is a former guard who played for 10 different teams in his 13-year NBA career. Tim Thomas was one of the most consistent players in the league during the late 2000s and early 2010s, averaging 11.5 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists per game over that span. Tim Thomas won two championships with the Boston Celtics (2008, 2012), as well as a championship with the Chicago Bulls in 2005.

14. Randy Foye

Randy Foye Career

  • High school: East Side (Newark, New Jersey)
  • College: Villanova (2002–2006)
  • NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 2006–2017
  • Position: Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Number: 4, 15, 6, 8, 2
  • 2006–2009: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2009–2010: Washington Wizards
  • 2010–2012: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2012–2013: Utah Jazz
  • 2013–2016: Denver Nuggets
  • 2016: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2016–2017: Brooklyn Nets
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007), Consensus first-team All-American (2006), Big East Player of the Year (2006), First-team All-Big East (2006), Third-team All-Big East (2005), Robert V. Geasey Trophy (2006)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, Summer Universiade, : 2005 Izmir: Team competition
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 2005 Izmir: Team competition

Randy Foye is an American shooting guard and point guard who has played in the NBA for ten seasons. He was drafted seventh overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2006 NBA draft and has since played for Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic.

Foye's best season came in 2012–13 when he averaged 16 points per game with career-highs of 3 assists and 2 rebounds. In 2017, he signed with Denver Nuggets but was traded to New Orleans Pelicans just two months later before retiring at the end of that season due to injury concerns.

Randy Foye was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. He had a successful rookie season, averaging 11 points and four rebounds per game. In 2007, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and averaged 14 points and five rebounds per game. During his time with Utah, he played for three other teams: Denver Nuggets (2008), Oklahoma City Thunder (2009) and Brooklyn Nets (2012).

After finishing his contract with Brooklyn in 2017, Randy signed with Spanish team Real Madrid until 2020

15. Collin Gillespie

Guard

Collin Gillespie Career

  • High school: Archbishop Wood Catholic, (Warminster, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (2017–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Denver Nuggets
  • 2022–present: →Grand Rapids Gold
  • NCAA champion (2018), 2× Third-team All-American – USBWA, NABC (2021, 2022), Third-team All-American – AP, SN (2022), Bob Cousy Award (2022), 2× Big East Player of the Year (2021, 2022), 2× First-team All-Big East (2021, 2022), Second-team All-Big East (2020), 2× Robert V. Geasey Trophy (2021, 2022), Big East tournament MVP (2022)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, Pan American Games, : 2019 Lima: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2019 Lima: Team

Gillespie was a two-time All-American at Villanova, and is widely considered one of the best point guards in college basketball history. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 22nd round of the NBA Draft in 2022, but did not play for them during his rookie season.

Gillespie signed with Grand Rapids Gold as a free agent in February 2023, and has played there ever since. Collin Gillespie was a four-year starter for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and he helped lead his team to two Big East championships. He was named Second Team All American in both 2021 and 2022, and won the Bob Cousy Award in 2022.

Collin is also a two-time Big East Player of the Year and an Olympian, having played on Team USA's gold medal winning squad at the FIBA World Cup in Spain last year. After graduating from Rutgers with a degree in business administration, Gillespie will now join ESPN as an NBA analyst

16. Howard Porter

Howard Porter Career

  • High school: Booker (Sarasota, Florida)
  • College: Villanova (1968–1971)
  • NBA draft 1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 1971–1978
  • Position: Power forward / Small forward
  • Number: 54
  • 1971–1974: Chicago Bulls
  • 1974: New York Knicks
  • 1974–1977: Detroit Pistons
  • 1977–1978: New York Nets
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1971), Third-team All-American – AP, NABC, UPI (1969), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1971)*, Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1969), *Selection later vacated
  • Points: 4,215 (9.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,872 (4.1 rpg)
  • Blocks: 212 (0.6 bpg)

Howard Porter was a powerful forward in the NBA for many years. He played for the Chicago Bulls and spent 11 seasons with them. Porter is best known for his time with the team, but he also had successful stints with other teams as well.

In 2002, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Howard Porter died from lung cancer at age 58 on May 26th, 2007. Howard Porter was a standout player at Mississippi Valley State and went on to play for the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks.

He was a two-time All-American, earning second team honors in 1971 and third team accolades from both AP and NABC that year. In 1969 he won the Robert V. Geasey Trophy as MVP of the NCAA Tournament after leading MVSU to their first Final Four appearance ever. After his playing career, Porter worked in basketball operations with several teams before joining Detroit Pistons front office as Vice President of Basketball Operations in 1997 where he stayed until 2003 when he became Assistant General Manager with Dallas Mavericks organization..

17. Jim Washington

Jim Washington Career

  • High school: West Philadelphia Catholic, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (1962–1965)
  • NBA draft 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
  • Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
  • Playing career: 1965–1975
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 25, 7, 12
  • 1965–1966: St. Louis Hawks
  • 1966–1969: Chicago Bulls
  • 1969: Sunbury Mercuries
  • 1969–1971: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1971–1975: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1975: Buffalo Braves
  • Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1965)
  • Points: 8,168 (10.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,637 (8.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,105 (1.4 apg)

Jim Washington was a six-foot-six inch, 210 pound power forward who played in the NBA for ten seasons from 1965 to 1975. He attended high school at West Philadelphia Catholic and then went on to play collegiately at Villanova University.

In the NBA, he spent his entire ten-year career with the St. Louis Hawks before retiring in 1975. After retirement, Washington worked as an assistant coach with several teams including the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers before joining Rick Majerus' staff at UNLV in 1984 where he remained until his death in 2006 aged 79 Washington was drafted in the first round of the 1965 NBA draft by the St.

Louis Hawks. Washington played with the Hawks for four seasons before being traded to Chicago in 1968. In 1969, he was traded again this time to Sunbury Mercuries where he spent one season before returning to play with Atlanta for two more years. He retired following his fourth and final stint with Atlanta in 1971, having averaged over 10 points per game during his career. Following retirement, Washington served as a scout for several teams including Philadelphia 76ers and Buffalo Braves before retiring from that position as well (in 1975).

Jim has been inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2007) and Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame (2011). He currently resides in Massachusetts and works as an assistant coach at Archbishop Williams High School.

18. Donte DiVincenzo

Guard

Donte DiVincenzo Career

  • High school: Salesianum (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • College: Villanova (2015–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2022: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2018: →Wisconsin Herd
  • 2022: Sacramento Kings
  • 2022–present: Golden State Warriors
  • NBA champion (2021), 2× NCAA champion (2016, 2018), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2018), Big East Sixth Man of the Year (2018), Big East All-Freshman team (2017)

DiVincenzo was one of the most highly-touted prospects in this year's NBA Draft, and he lived up to that hype by going 17th overall to the Milwaukee Bucks.

DiVincenzo is a versatile guard who can play both shooting guard and point guard positions. He averaged 20 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals per game at Villanova last season.

DiVincenzo has an excellent scoring touch from beyond the arc, as he shot 41% from 3-point range during his college career. With Giannis Antetokounmpo already firmly established as Milwaukee's starting point guard, it will be interesting to see how DiVincenzo fits into the team's rotation next season.

A 2018 NCAA champion and 2x Big East Sixth Man of the Year, Donte DiVincenzo is one of the most decorated college basketball players in recent memory. After a successful rookie season with Milwaukee Bucks, DiVincenzo was traded to the Wisconsin Herd before joining Sacramento Kings for the 2022-2022 season.

The 22-year old forward has quickly become one of the top scorers in all of professional basketball and looks poised to win many more championships down the line.

19. Phil Booth

Guard

Phil Booth Career

  • High school: Mount Saint Joseph, (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • College: Villanova (2014–2019)
  • NBA draft: 2019 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2020: Capital City Go-Go
  • 2021: Oklahoma City Blue
  • 2021–2022: Oostende
  • 2022: Budućnost VOLI
  • 2022–present: Petkim Spor
  • Belgian League champion (2022), 2× NCAA champion (2016, 2018), First-team All-Big East (2019), Big East tournament MVP (2019), Robert V. Geasey Trophy (2019)

Phil Booth is a 2017 Villanova graduate who played with the Wildcats for three seasons. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019, but he has since been traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

Phil Booth is an American point guard and shooting guard who plays professionally in Europe. His playing style relies on his athleticism and quickness. In his first season (2019–20) in Europe, Phil Booth led Petkim Spor to fourth place in Turkey's Basketbol Süper Ligi competition – their highest finish ever.

Phil Booth originally attended Mount Saint Joseph High School before transferring to Villanova University where he captained the team for two seasons and won Big East Defensive Player of The Year honours both times. After going undrafted at the NBA draft, Phil signed with BCM Gravelines of France's Pro A league where he averaged 16 points per game over 12 games before being transferred back to Turkey due to squad restrictions imposed by FIBA as part of their governance reform programme

20. Kris Jenkins

Forward

Kris Jenkins Career

  • High school: Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
  • College: Villanova (2013–2017)
  • NBA draft: 2017 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2017–2019
  • Position: Small forward
  • 2017: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2018: Yakima SunKings
  • 2018–2019: Eisbären Bremerhaven
  • NCAA champion (2016)

Kris Jenkins is a student athlete development assistant for the Villanova Wildcats. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina and grew up playing basketball.

In his college career at Villanova, he has played both guard positions. As a senior at Villanova in 2016-17, Jenkins averaged 11 points per game while shooting 43 percent from three point range and averaging 5 rebounds per contest.

After graduating from Villanova with a degree in business administration, Jenkins will enter the NBA draft 2019 as an eligible player He was a high school standout at Gonzaga, and helped lead the team to two NCAA championships. Jenkins went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft but signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League.

In 2018, he joined Yakima SunKings of the NBA G League where he averaged 20 points per game on 47 percent shooting from 3-point range en route to being named MVP of the playoffs. He then moved up to Europe where he played for Eisbären Bremerhaven in Germany's top basketball league before returning to America and signing with German club Altglienicke Koblenz for 2019–20 season.

Jenkins has represented his country internationally at both U16 and U18 level, winning gold medals at both tournaments..

21. Jay Wright

Jay Wright Career

  • 1979–1983: Bucknell
  • 1984–1986: Rochester (assistant)
  • 1986–1987: Drexel (assistant)
  • 1987–1992: Villanova (assistant)
  • 1992–1994: UNLV (assistant)
  • 1994–2001: Hofstra
  • 2001–2022: Villanova

Wright has been a successful head coach at Villanova, leading the program to unprecedented success in recent years. Wright's teams have consistently reached the postseason, including three appearances in the NCAA Tournament (two Elite Eights and one Final Four) over the past four seasons.

His versatile coaching style allows him to adapt his gameplan to match up against any opponent, making him an extremely difficult coach for opponents to beat. Wright is also highly respected among his peers, having been nominated for seven National Coach of the Year awards during his career at Villanova.

Wright has been a successful coach at the Division I level, leading Villanova to two NCAA Tournament appearances and Coach of the Year honors in 2006 and 2016. Wright is also known for his passion for mentoring players, as he frequently interacts with them both on and off the court. He led Villanova to their first national championship in 1985 under legendary coach Rick Majerus, who later praised Wright's coaching abilities.

In addition to his success at Villanova, Wright has also coached teams at Butler (2011-2015), Xavier (2006-2010) and Creighton (2003-2006). With more than 1,000 wins overall as a head coach, Jay Wright is one of the most accomplished coaches in college basketball history

22. Omari Spellman

Power forward

Omari Spellman Career

  • High school: , North Royalton, (North Royalton, Ohio), MacDuffie School, (Granby, Massachusetts), St. Thomas More School, (Oakdale, Connecticut)
  • College: Villanova (2017–2018)
  • NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2018–present
  • 2018–2019: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2018–2019: →Erie BayHawks
  • 2019–2020: Golden State Warriors
  • 2020: Iowa Wolves
  • 2021: Erie BayHawks
  • 2021–present: Anyang KGC
  • NCAA champion (2018), Big East Rookie of the Year (2018)

Spellman is an American power forward who played college basketball for Villanova. Spellman was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended North Royalton High School before playing at MacDuffie School and then St.

Thomas More School. Spellman first came to prominence as a member of the USA U18 team that won the 2016 FIBA Americas Championship title. Spellman signed with KCC Lions of the Korean Basketball League in 2018 and has since helped them reach the playoff stage where they will face Samsung Galaxy on May 12th for a place in the league finals which take place from May 20-24th Spellman is a freshman forward for Villanova and was drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks.

He has previously played for Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. Spellman averaged 11 points, six rebounds and one assist per game as a rookie with the Atlanta Hawks this season. Spellman has won NCAA championships at Villanova and been selected to two All-America First Teams while playing there

23. Maalik Wayns

Point guard

Maalik Wayns Career

  • High school: Roman Catholic, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (2009–2012)
  • NBA draft: 2012 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2012–2021
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 18, 2, 5
  • 2012–2013: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2013: Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2013–2014: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2014: Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2015: Delaware 87ers
  • 2015: Atenienses de Manatí
  • 2015–2016: Varese
  • 2016: Enisey
  • 2016–2017: Maccabi Rishon LeZion
  • 2017–2018: Joventut Badalona
  • 2018–2019: Universo Treviso Basket
  • 2019: Levallois Metropolitans
  • 2019–2020: Tsmoki-Minsk
  • 2020-2021: Mahram Tehran BC
  • Second-team All-Big East (2012), Big East All-Rookie Team (2010), Third-team Parade All-American (2009), McDonald's All-American (2009)
  • Medals, , Men’s basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas U-18 Championship, : 2008 Argentina: Team
  • Men’s basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas U-18 Championship
  • : 2008 Argentina: Team

Maalik Wayns was born on May 2, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Roman Catholic high school and played college basketball for Villanova. Maalik Wayns was not drafted into the NBA but he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2012 and spent two seasons there before being traded to Rio Grande Valley in 2013.

In 2014, he joined the Los Angeles Clippers where he played until his retirement at the end of the 2021 season. Maalik Wayns is a 6'5" shooting guard from Delaware who played collegiately at Ateneo de Manila University. He was drafted by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League in 2014, and has also spent time with the Delaware 87ers, Ateneo de Manati, Maccabi Rishon LeZion, and Universo Treviso Basket over his four-year career.

Wayns has averaged 10 points per game in his professional career and showed flashes of brilliance during his tenure with Mahram Tehran BC last season - he's looking to make an impact in Europe this year as well.

24. John Pinone

John Pinone Career

  • High school: South Catholic, (Hartford, Connecticut)
  • College: Villanova (1979–1983)
  • NBA draft 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 58th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 1983–1993
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 33
  • 1983: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1983–1984: Ohio Mixers
  • 1984–1993: Estudiantes
  • Spanish King's Cup winner (1992), Spanish King's Cup MVP (1992), Spanish Prince's Cup winner (1986), Third-team All-American – AP, UPI (1983), 3× First-team All-Big East (1981–1983), 3× Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1981–1983)
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, FIBA World Cup, : 1982 Colombia: , Summer Universiade, : 1981 Romania:
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 1982 Colombia:
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1981 Romania:

John Pinone was born on February 19, 1961 in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended South Catholic High School and played college basketball at Villanova before being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1983 NBA draft.

John spent his entire professional playing career with the Hawks, amassing a record of 341 games and averaging 10 points per game over that time period. In 1993, he retired from playing basketball to start his own business full-time.

Today he runs an event planning company called J&P Events which specializes in weddings and other events. Pinone was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens. He starred at Stony Brook University where he averaged 21 points per game as a senior in 1984-85, helping lead the Seawolves to an NCAA Tournament berth.

Pinone was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the eighth pick of the 1985 NBA Draft, becoming just the second player from Stony Brook ever drafted into the league (the other being Rick Majerus). Pinone played for six seasons with Philadelphia before moving on to play for Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics over seven more seasons.

In total he made 714 appearances in his career scoring 16,612 points (10th all-time) along with 511 assists (seventh all-time). After retiring as a player Pinone became an assistant coach under Mike D'Antoni with Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers before joining newly formed team Phoenix Suns coaching staff in 2017–18 season after former head coach Jeff Hornacek's resignation due to health reasons .

25. Chris Ford

Chris Ford Career

  • High school: Holy Spirit (Absecon, New Jersey)
  • College: Villanova (1969–1972)
  • NBA draft 1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 1972–1982
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 42
  • Coaching career: 1983–2004
  • As player:, NBA champion (1981), Robert V. Geasey Trophy (1972), , As head coach:, , NBA All-Star Game head coach (1991), , As assistant coach:, , 2× NBA champion (1984, 1986)
  • Points: 7,314 (9.2 ppg)
  • Assists: 2,719 (3.4 apg)
  • Steals: 1,152 (1.6 spg)

Chris Ford was a shooting guard who played in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons between 1972 and 1982. Ford attended Holy Spirit High School in Atlantic City, New Jersey and then went on to play college basketball at Villanova.

He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with pick 17th overall in the 1972 NBA Draft, but only played for them for two seasons before joining Boston Celtics as a player/coach. In 1983, he took over as head coach of his former team (Detroit Pistons) and stayed there until 2004 when he retired from coaching altogether Ford is a former assistant coach and player in the NBA.

He most recently served as interim head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. Ford has also won two championships with Boston Celtics, and was honored with the Robert V. Geasey Trophy in 1972 as an NBA rookie player. Ford attended Brandeis University where he played basketball, earning All-American honors three times while leading his team to multiple postseason appearances including a trip to the NCAA Championship game in 1973 against UCLA which they lost 79-72 after holding an early 39-point lead at halftime..

26. Rory Sparrow

Rory Sparrow Career

  • High school: Eastside (Paterson, New Jersey)
  • College: Villanova (1976–1980)
  • NBA draft 1980 / Round: 4 / Pick: 75th overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 1980–1992
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 34, 2
  • 1980: Scranton Aces
  • 1980–1981: New Jersey Nets
  • 1981–1983: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1983–1987: New York Knicks
  • 1987–1988: Chicago Bulls
  • 1988–1990: Miami Heat
  • 1990–1991: Sacramento Kings
  • 1991: Chicago Bulls
  • 1991–1992: Los Angeles Lakers
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1986)
  • Points: 7,557 (9.0 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,755 (2.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 4,192 (5.0 apg)

Sparrow played point guard in the NBA for ten seasons, between 1980 and 1992. He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 1980 and spent four seasons with them before moving to the Portland Trail Blazers in 1984.

Sparrow then had a three-year spell with the Philadelphia 76ers before joining the Orlando Magic midway through his career. He retired from playing basketball in 1992 but continued to work as a coach until 2004, when he took up coaching full time again.

In 2010, Sparrow attended Manute Bol's funeral service in Sudan alongside other prominent American sportspeople such as Muhammad Ali and Billie Jean King . Now aged 64 years old, Sparrow continues to live in Suffolk, Virginia where he is currently head coach of a local high school boys' basketball team .

Sparrow was born in the UK and played college basketball for North Carolina. He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 1980, but did not play a game for them because of injury. Sparrow then joined the Atlanta Hawks, playing there until 1983. After leaving Atlanta, he signed with the New York Knicks where he spent four seasons before moving to Chicago in 1987.

While with Chicago, Sparrow helped lead them to two NBA Finals appearances (1988 and 1990). In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles Lakers on a free agent contract and retired from professional basketball after only one season there due to injuries sustained while playing overseas.. Sparrow is now an assistant coach at his alma mater North Carolina

27. Larry Hennessy

Larry Hennessy Career

  • High school: Blessed Sacrament, (New Rochelle, New York)
  • College: Villanova (1950–1953)
  • NBA draft 1953 / Pick: Territorial[1]
  • Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
  • Playing career: 1955–1961
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 4, 15
  • 1955–1956: Philadelphia Warriors
  • 1956: Syracuse Nationals
  • 1957–1959: Wilkes-Barre Barons
  • 1959–1960: Allentown Jets
  • 1960–1961: Wilkes-Barre Barons
  • NBA champion (1956), EBA Most Valuable Player (1958), Third-team All-American – AP, UPI (1953)
  • Points: 331
  • Rebounds: 94
  • Assists: 73

Hennessy was born in New Rochelle, New York on May 20, 1929. He attended Blessed Sacrament High School and played college basketball for Villanova before being drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1953 NBA Draft.

Hennessy played for the Warriors from 1955 to 1961 and was a key player on their championship teams of 1956-57 and 1959-60. After retiring as a player, Hennessy coached at various levels throughout America including NCAA Division I schools VCU (1983–1987) and George Mason (1988).

He died from complications following surgery on August 20, 2008 at the age of 79 in Williamsburg, Virginia.[2] Hennessy was a 6'11" center who played in the NBA for 10 seasons. He won an NBA championship with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1956 and was also named MVP of that season.

Hennessy then spent two seasons with the Syracuse Nationals before joining the Wilkes-Barre Barons for one year. After playing briefly for the Allentown Jets, he joined the Milwaukee Bucks where he remained until his retirement in 1971. Throughout his career, Hennessy averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field on occasion..

In 1999, he was enshrined into basketball's Hall of Fame and continues to be recognised as one of its greatest players ever

28. Wali Jones

Wali Jones Career

  • High school: Overbrook, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (1961–1964)
  • NBA draft 1964 / Round: 3 / Pick: 18th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 1964–1976
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • Number: 24, 23, 12, 11, 9
  • 1964–1965: Baltimore Bullets
  • 1965–1971: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1971–1973: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1974–1975: Utah Stars
  • 1975–1976: Detroit Pistons
  • 1976: Philadelphia 76ers
  • NBA champion (1967), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1965), Third-team All-American – UPI (1964), 2× Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1963, 1964)
  • Points: 6,672 (9.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,471 (2.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,099 (3.1 apg)

Wali Jones was a standout high school player before being drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1964. He played for the Baltimore Bullets and Detroit Pistons over six seasons, appearing in more than 1,000 games.

Wali Jones is best known for his time with the Pistons, where he helped lead them to two championships (1976 and 1989). After retiring from playing professionally, Wali Jones worked as a television commentator and coach.

Wali Jones passed away on February 14th, 2018 at age 80 after a long battle with cancer Wali Jones was one of the most successful players in both the ABA and NBA. He is a three-time winner of the Robert V. Geasey Trophy, which is awarded to the best shooting guard in the NBA.

Wali Jones also had an impressive scoring record both in the ABA and NBA, averaging over 9 points per game throughout his career. He played for six different teams during his 15 year professional basketball career and retired in 1976 after winning two titles with Philadelphia 76ers

29. Brandon Slater

Brandon Slater Career

  • High school: Paul VI Catholic, (Fairfax, Virginia)
  • College: Villanova (2018–present)

Brandon Slater was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, and decided to attend Villanova in 2021. At Villanova, Slater will have the opportunity to play alongside top prospects JayVaughn Pinkston and Omari Spellman.

Slater is known for his shooting ability from outside the arc, and should be able to contribute immediately at Villanova. With experience playing against some of the best competition in college basketball, Slater is poised for a big year next season with the Wildcats Brandon Slater is an American professional basketball player who most recently played for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Brandon Slater was born on December 23, 1995 in Fairfax, Virginia. At age 16, Brandon Slater became eligible to play high school basketball and enrolled at Paul VI Catholic School in nearby McLean, Virginia. There he led his team to a state championship as a junior before deciding to pursue college opportunities instead. After graduating from high school in 2018, Brandon Slater decided to attend Villanova University where he joined the varsity team as a freshman and started all 33 games during his sophomore season while averaging 14 points per game and 5 rebounds per game Sansa Kravtsov Jersey .

As a junior this year, Brandon Slater has continued his strong play by averaging 18 points per game along with 6 rebounds and 2 assists whilst shooting 50% from three point range en route to being named first-team All-American by several publications including ESPN , The Athletic , NBC Sports Boston , CBS Sports and247Sports . In addition under new head coach Jay Wright Jr., Villanova looks poised for another deep run into March Madness next year which would make it their fourth consecutive appearance overall having previously won two national championships (1985 & 2003 ). Prior to playing professionally for the Philadelphia 76ers this past summer after going undrafted out of Villanova due to concerns about his height relative size compared with other NBA players at 220 lbs or 100 kg despite standing just over six feet seven inches tall making him one of only handful athletes ever officially listed at that weight category nike air max 90 premium white red

30. Justin Moore

Justin Moore Career

  • High school: DeMatha Catholic, (Hyattsville, Maryland)
  • College: Villanova (2019–present)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2022), Big East All-Freshman Team (2020), Nike Hoop Summit (2019)

Moore attended George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia. He played college basketball for Villanova Wildcats and was named an All-American as a sophomore in 2017-18.

Moore was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 21st pick of the 2018 NBA Draft but he opted to sign with the Houston Rockets instead. In his rookie season (2018-19) with the Rockets, Moore averaged 16 points per game on 44% shooting from three point range, 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game while playing 47 minutes per contest across 66 games played during the regular season and playoffs.

In 2019-20, Justin continued his solid play averaging 19 points per game on 45% shooting from three point range along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists off 78 total appearances including 43 starts . Moore lead all guards in scoring averaging 25 points on 49% shooting from three point range along with 6 rebounds 1 assist despite missing 13 games due to injury

31. Allan Ray

Allan Ray Career

  • High school: St. Raymond, (The Bronx, New York)
  • College: Villanova (2002–2006)
  • NBA draft: 2006 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2006–2019
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • 2006–2007: Boston Celtics
  • 2007: Austin Toros
  • 2007–2009: Lottomatica Roma
  • 2009: Carife Ferrara
  • 2010–2011: Sutor Montegranaro
  • 2011: Krka Novo Mesto
  • 2011–2012: Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
  • 2012–2013: Ratiopharm Ulm
  • 2013–2014: Cedevita Zagreb
  • 2014–2015: Virtus Bologna
  • 2016–2017: APU Udine
  • 2017: TED Ankara Kolejliler
  • 2017–2019: Byblos Club
  • Croatian League champion (2014), Croatian Cup champion (2014), Slovenian League champion (2011), Slovenian Supercup champion (2011), Consensus second-team All-American (2006), First-team All-Big East (2006), Second-team All-Big East (2005), Third-team All-Big East (2004), No. 14 jersey retired by Villanova Wildcats

Allan Ray was a two-time All-American at Villanova and became the 11th player in NCAA history to score 3,000 points and dish out 1,500 assists. After being undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft, Allan Ray played for Boston Celtics during the 2006–2007 season.

He then signed with Austin Toros of the Development League before playing overseas with Lottomatica Roma from 2007 to 2009. In his final professional season in 2019 with Miami Heat, he averaged 5 points per game off the bench. Allan Ray played college basketball at Penn State.

He was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. Allan Ray has also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons in his career. Allan Ray is currently a free agent and playing with TED Ankara Kolejliler in Turkey

32. Daniel Ochefu

Forward

Daniel Ochefu Career

  • High school: , Westtown, (Westtown, Pennsylvania), Downingtown East, (Downingtown, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (2012–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2016 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2017: Washington Wizards
  • 2017: Maine Red Claws
  • 2017–2018: Windy City Bulls
  • 2018–2019: Reno Bighorns / Stockton Kings
  • 2019: Breogán
  • 2019–2020: Ibaraki Robots
  • 2021–2022: Seoul Samsung Thunders
  • 2022–present: Libertadores de Querétaro
  • NCAA champion (2016), 2× Honorable mention All- Big East (2015, 2016), Big East Co-Most Improved Player (2014)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Nigeria, AfroBasket, : 2017 Tunisia/Senegal:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Nigeria
  • AfroBasket
  • : 2017 Tunisia/Senegal:

Daniel Ochefu was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 15th 1993. He attended Westtown and Downingtown East high schools before committing to Villanova University.

At Villanova he averaged 11 points, 7 rebounds and 1 block per game over his three seasons there. In 2016, he declared for the NBA draft but wasn’t selected until the second round (41st overall).

Ochefu has since played for the Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks and most recently Indiana Pacers where he is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds per game this season." Daniel Ochefu played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats and was a two-time NCAA Champion.

Daniel Ochefu went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft but has since signed with the Washington Wizards. Daniel Ochefu is known for his strong defense and has been a key player on several teams in Europe over the past few years. Daniel Ochefu most recently played for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game this season.

In 2019, Daniel Ochefu joined Liga ACB team Libertadores de Querétaro as their starting center and had an excellent rookie year averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds per game while helping them to reach the playoffs

33. Bob Schafer

Bob Schafer Career

  • High school: Roman Catholic, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (1952–1955)
  • NBA draft 1955 / Round: 3 / Pick: 17th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
  • Playing career: 1955–1956
  • Position: Guard
  • Number: 25, 7, 27, 3
  • 1955: Philadelphia Warriors
  • 1955–1956: St. Louis Hawks
  • 1956: Syracuse Nationals
  • AP Honorable mention All-American (1954)
  • Points: 273
  • Rebounds: 82
  • Assists: 68

Bob Schafer was born in 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bob Schafer played basketball for Roman Catholic High School before going to Villanova University and playing for the Wildcats from 1952 to 1955.

After graduating from college, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 3rd round of the 1955 NBA draft and played with them until 1956. He then moved on to play for the Fort Wayne Pistons and Detroit Falcons before retiring from professional basketball in 1960.

Bob Schafer later worked as a teacher and coach at Roman Catholic High School where he helped his alma mater win back-to-back state championships in 1978–79 and 1979–80 while also coaching their girls' team to two consecutive state titles (1991–92 & 1992–93). On February 15, 2005, Bob Schafer passed away after a long battle with cancer at age 71 years old

34. Dwayne McClain

Dwayne McClain Career

  • High school: Holy Name, (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • College: Villanova (1981–1985)
  • NBA draft 1985 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 1985–1997
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 44
  • 1985–1986: Indiana Pacers
  • 1986–1987: SLUC Nancy
  • 1987–1988: Caen
  • 1988: New Haven Skyhawks
  • 1988–1989: Rockford Lightning
  • 1989–1990: La Crosse Catbirds
  • 1991–1993: Sydney Kings
  • 1993–1994: Milon B.C.
  • 1996: Gold Coast Rollers
  • 1997: Brisbane Bullets
  • CBA champion (1990), USBL champion (1988), NCAA champion (1985), 2× Second-team All-Big East (1984, 1985)

Dwayne McClain was born on February 7, 1963 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dwayne McClain attended Holy Name High School and played for the school's basketball team.

In 1985, Dwayne McClain was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the NBA Draft. Dwayne McClain played with the Pacers until 1997 when he signed with the Denver Nuggets.

After playing with Denver for two seasons, Dwayne signed with Sacramento Kings in 1999 where he retired after playing one season there as well. In 2002, Dwayne helped coach his son Jamar to a state championship win over perennial powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville MD).

Currently, Dwayne coaches at Florida International University where they are currently undefeated and ranked #1 in Division I men’s college basketball according to ESPN national rankings as of December 12th 2017.

35. Keith Herron

Keith Herron Career

  • High school: Mackin Catholic, (Washington, D.C.)
  • College: Villanova (1974–1978)
  • NBA draft 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 24th overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 1978–1982
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 33, 15
  • 1978–1979: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1980–1981: Detroit Pistons
  • 1981–1982: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Points: 1,219 (9.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 242 (2.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 174 (1.4 apg)

Keith Herron was a consistent player in the NBA for almost 20 years, playing for several teams including the Portland Trail Blazers. He is best known for his shooting ability and has averaged over 20 points per game throughout his career.

Keith also played defence well and was often called upon to guard some of the league's best players. In 2003, he retired from professional basketball after playing with the Memphis Grizzlies. He now works as an analyst on TNT during games coverage and provides commentary on other sports events too.

Keith is married with three children and lives in Memphis, Tennessee where he enjoys spending time with family and friends Keith Herron was a shooting guard and small forward who played in the NBA from 1978-1982. He averaged 9.8 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.4 assists during his career. Keith Herron spent most of his time with the Atlanta Hawks but also played for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Keith Herron is best known for making three-pointers on an elite level which helped him average 18 per season over his career (second all-time). After playing professionally for nearly 20 years, Keith Herron retired in 1995 after spending two seasons with Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel

36. Jermaine Samuels

Forward

Jermaine Samuels Career

  • High school: Rivers School, (Weston, Massachusetts)
  • College: Villanova (2017–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • NCAA champion (2018)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, Pan American Games, : 2019 Lima: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2019 Lima: Team

Jermaine Samuels is a 24-year-old small forward who played college basketball at Villanova. He was drafted by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the second round of the 2018 NBA G League draft.

At 6'7", 230 pounds, Jermaine is an imposing figure on the court. His strength and size enable him to score inside and outside, as well as rebound well. Jermaine's 2017–2018 season with Villanova saw him average 14 points per game while shooting 43 percent from three-point range.

He also averaged five rebounds per game and two assists per game. In his two seasons with Villanova, he has developed into one of America's top young small forwards and should continue to improve in years to come Jermaine Samuels was undrafted in the NBA draft, but he has since had a successful career playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

In 2018, Jermaine won an NCAA championship with Fort Wayne and represented the United States at the Pan American Games. He is also a two-time All-Star and three-time member of the Eastern Conference All-Defensive Team. Overall, Jermaine has played over 700 games in his career and averaged 17 points per game throughout it all.

37. Caleb Daniels

Caleb Daniels Career

  • High school: St. Augustine, (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • College: , Tulane (2017–2019), Villanova (2020–present)

Caleb Daniels is a shooting guard for Villanova Wildcats. He was born on May 17, 1999 in the United States of America and he is 23 years old as of 2019.

Caleb played high school basketball at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was twice named an All-American and led his team to two consecutive state championships.

In his freshman year at Villanova, Caleb averaged 10 points per game and 2 assists while starting all 36 games that he appeared in during the season; however, injuries limited him to just 19 appearances (13 starts) as a sophomore due to various ankle issues but still managed to average 7 points per contest along with 3 rebounds and 1 assist whilst playing 33 minutes per game overall – enough statistics for him to be nominated for Big East Conference Player of the Year award which went eventually to Mikal Bridges fromVillanova University..

As mentioned earlier this year by head coach Jay Wright during their Championship celebration interview after winning their 4th National Championship title together under Wright’s guidance - “Caleb Daniels has been one of my most consistent players over these last two years”... So it seems like not only has Caleb developed into one heck of a shooter & ball handler offensively but defensively too.

38. Cole Swider

Cole Swider Career

  • High school: St. Andrew's School, (Barrington, Rhode Island)
  • College: , Villanova (2018–2021), Syracuse (2021–2022)
  • NBA draft: 2022 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2022–present
  • 2022–present: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2022–present: →South Bay Lakers

Cole Swider is a power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. He was born on May 8, 1999 and has American citizenship. He is listed at 6'9" and 220 lbs which indicates that he has some muscle mass to him.

Cole played high school basketball for St Andrew's School where he averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior captain his last season of varsity play. The Lakers drafted Cole with the 20th pick in the 2017 NBA draft after trading away their first round choice (No 2 overall) to Brooklyn Nets in order to do so due to Lonzo Ball being eligible for selection this year following his freshman campaign at UCLA Bruins Basketball team Many experts are predicting good things from Cole, who projects as an athletic front court player who can put up points while also providing defense down low

39. Dante Cunningham

Dante Cunningham Career

  • High school: , St. John's (Washington D.C.), Potomac (Oxon Hill, Maryland)
  • College: Villanova (2005–2009)
  • NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 2009–present
  • 2009–2011: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2011: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2011–2012: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2012–2014: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2014–2018: New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2018: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2018–2019: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2019–2020: Fujian Sturgeons
  • 2021: Cangrejeros de Santurce
  • 2021–2022: Le Mans Sarthe Basket

Cunningham was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He spent four seasons with the Sixers before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in February of 2018.

Cunningham has appeared in 532 games during his career, averaging 8.1 points and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 48% from the field and 33% from three-point range. In addition to playing professional basketball, Cunningham also played for Team USA at both the 2009 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Olympic Games where he averaged 10 points per game en route to a Silver Medal finish at each competition respectively Cunningham was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2009 and has played for them since.

Cunningham had a successful career with the Trail Blazers, averaging over 10 points per game in four of his five seasons there. He moved to Charlotte in 2011 where he averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds per game before joining Memphis the following year. Cunningham then joined Minnesota, where he averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds per game over two seasons before moving on to New Orleans in 2014. In 2018, Cunningham signed with Brooklyn Nets but only stayed there for one season before signing with San Antonio Spurs mid-season the next year.

Dante is now an unrestricted free agent and is likely to join another team this offseason

40. Mouphtaou Yarou

Center

Mouphtaou Yarou Career

  • High school: Montrose Christian School, (Rockville, Maryland)
  • College: Villanova (2009–2013)
  • NBA draft: 2013 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2013–present
  • 2013: Radnički Kragujevac
  • 2014–2017: Le Mans
  • 2017–2018: Antibes Sharks
  • 2018–2020: Levallois Metropolitans
  • 2020–2021: Boulazac Basket Dordogne
  • 2021: Nanterre 92
  • 2021–2022: ESSM Le Portel
  • French Cup winner (2016), French League Top Rebounder (2016), Third-team Parade All-American (2009)

Yarou was a standout player at Montrose Christian School and went on to play for Villanova. He didn't receive any NBA draft attention but signed with the French team Antibes in 2013.

Yarou has since played for several clubs in Europe, most recently appearing with AEK Athens of the Greek League where he averaged 7 points and 5 rebounds per game this past season. In 2017, Yarou joined Spanish club Girona Baloncesto as a free agent and registered averages of 10 points and 6 rebounds per game while helping them win the Catalan Cup title that year Mouphtaou Yarou is a French professional basketball player who has played for Radnički Kragujevac, Le Mans and Antibes Sharks in the top-tier level of European basketball.

Yarou was born in Morocco but moved to France as a young child and began his career playing youth ball with Cholet Basket. In 2013, he signed with Radnički Kragujevac of Serbia where he spent two seasons before joining Le Mans for the 2017–18 season. He then joined Antibes Sharks in 2018 following the disbandment of Le Mans and has since helped them win both the LNB Pro A Championship and Copa del Rey that year. In 2020, Yarou joined Laval Legendé Levallois Metropolitans of France's National Basketball League (LNB) where he remains as a key member of their roster today; however, due to injury concerns (he had surgery on both feet last year), Yarou cannot fully commit to playing for Levallois Metropolitans this season which has caused some friction between him and head coach Patrick Beauxionne...

41. Dwayne Anderson

Forward

Career

  • High school: St. John's College High School, Washington, D.C., St. Thomas More, (Oakdale, Connecticut)
  • College: Villanova (2005–2009)
  • NBA draft: 2009 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2009–2013
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Coaching career: 2013–present
  • All-EuroCup Second Team (2011), 2x German All-Star (2011, 2013)

Dwayne Anderson was an assistant coach for the Villanova Wildcats. He played college basketball at Villanova from 2005-2009 and was never drafted by an NBA team.

After playing professionally in Europe, Anderson came back to coaching in 2016 with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. In 2017, he became an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder under Billy Donovan, who he previously worked under as a player development coordinator at Florida International University during his time out of professional basketball between 2012-2015..

Dwayne has two children and lives in Norman, Oklahoma with his wife Karyn and their daughter Jayda (born September 15th 2015). Dwayne Anderson played for BG Göttingen in the 2009-10 season before transferring to Piacenza. Dwayne Anderson was an important part of the Piacenza team that made it to the EuroCup semifinals in 2011. In 2013, Anderson transferred to S.Oliver Baskets and helped them make it all the way to the German Cup finals where they lost against FC Bayern Munich.

In 2014, Dwayne Anderson joined Villanova as an assistant coach under Jay Wright and has been with them ever since; he also served as interim head coach for a game during his time at Villanova. As a player, Dwayne Anderson is known for his explosive scoring ability from outside shots and strong play on defense; he has led teams both in Germany and Italy to playoff appearances multiple times over his career thus far.

42. Mislav Brzoja

Shooting guard

Mislav Brzoja Career

  • High school: Traders Point Christian Church, (Whitestown, Indiana)
  • College: , Villanova (2012–2013), Evansville (2014–2016)
  • NBA draft: 2016 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–present
  • 2010–2011: Dubrava
  • 2016–2019: Zadar
  • 2019–2020: Gorica
  • 2020: Dubrava
  • 2020–2021: Sutjeska
  • 2021–2022: Atomerőmű SE
  • 2022–present: Široki
  • Medals, , Men’s basketball, Representing  Croatia, FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, : 2012 Lithuania/Latvia: U-18 Team, FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, : 2010 Montenegro: U-16 Team
  • Men’s basketball
  • Representing  Croatia
  • FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
  • : 2012 Lithuania/Latvia: U-18 Team
  • FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship
  • : 2010 Montenegro: U-16 Team

Mislav Brzoja is a Croatian small forward who played collegiately at Villanova. He was undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft but later signed with Apollon Limassol of Cyprus' ABA League Second Division.

Brzoja has also played for Evansville and Traders Point Christian Church high schools in Indiana, where he averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game as a senior. He made his professional debut in February 2017 with Limassol, appearing in nine games before joining BK Vojvodina of Serbia's Liga Basketbol Srbije the following month.

Brzoja is a Croatian men’s basketball player who has represented his country at various youth levels. He played for Dubrava in the 2010–2011 season before moving to Zadar in 2016. In 2019, he joined Gorica of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A league where he continues to play as of this writing. Brzoja was named MVP of the Adriatic League Finals series with Gorica in May 2020, following his performance during their semifinal against Sutjeska and championship-winning run thereafter.

As a 20-year-old rookie playing professionally overseas, Brzoja helped Široki achieve promotion to the top tier level of Greek professional basketball in October 2020 – an impressive milestone for any player stepping up into such a competitive environment.

43. Isaiah Armwood

Power forward

Isaiah Armwood Career

  • High school: Montrose Christian School, (Rockville, Maryland)
  • College: , Villanova (2009–2011), George Washington (2012–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2016: Dolomiti Energia Trento
  • 2016–2017: Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka
  • 2017–2018: DEAC
  • 2018–2019: Capital City Go-Go
  • 2019: DEAC
  • 2020: Lakeland Magic
  • 2020–2021: CS Dinamo București
  • 2021–2022: BC Šiauliai
  • 2022–: Sporting CP
  • Second-team All-Atlantic 10 (2014), Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team (2014)

Isaiah Armwood is an American power forward/center who last played for the Spanish team Sporting CP. Armwood was born on December 28, 1990 in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Montrose Christian School before transferring to George Washington University where he played from 2012-2014.

In his four years at Villanova, Armwood averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds per game while shooting 53% from the field overall and 43% from three point range. After graduating from college, Isaiah signed with Sporting CP of Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol in Europe but has yet to make an appearance for them due to injury problems sustained during pre-season play.

Armwood was an undrafted player who played his entire career in Europe. He started his professional career with Dolomiti Energia Trento before joining Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka and then Capital City Go-Go in 2017. Armwood has represented the United States internationally on multiple occasions, most notably at the 2014 FIBA World Cup where he averaged 5 points and 4 rebounds per game.

After two seasons playing for CS Dinamo București and BC Šiauliai, Armwood joined Sporting CP this season where he is expected to play a big role off the bench due to their depth at center position.

44. James Bell

Shooting guard

James Bell Career

  • High school: Montverde Academy, (Orlando, Florida)
  • College: Villanova (2010–2014)
  • NBA draft: 2014 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2014–present
  • 2014–2015: Vanoli Cremona
  • 2015–2016: SLUC Nancy
  • 2016–2017: Hapoel Holon
  • 2017–2018: Darüşşafaka
  • 2018: Cedevita
  • 2018–2019: Budućnost Podgorica
  • 2020: Promitheas Patras
  • 2020–2021: Brindisi
  • 2021–2022: Anwil Włocławek
  • 2022-present: Passlab Yamagata Wyverns
  • EuroCup champion (2018), ENBL champion (2022), Montenegrin League champion (2019), Montenegrin Cup winner (2019), All-Israeli League First Team (2017), First-team All-Big East (2014), Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (2014), Fourth-team Parade All-American (2010)

James Bell played for Vanoli Cremona in the Italian Serie A during the 2014-2015 season. The 31 year old small forward from Plainfield, New Jersey was undrafted out of Villanova in the 2014 NBA draft but has since had a successful career overseas.

Bell scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbed five rebounds off the bench for Yamagata Wyverns against Shimane Szekelyi on October 27th 2016. He is currently playing with Hapoel Holon in Israel's top division Liga Leumit where he averages 10 points per game over 28 appearances this season (as of January 8th 2017).

James Bell is a professional basketball player who has played for several teams in Europe and the United States. He was most recently with the Yamagata Wyverns of Japan's National Basketball League (NBL). In 2018, he helped lead Darüşşafaka to their first-ever EuroCup championship title. Earlier that year, he also led Cedevita to their first Croatian League championship title since 1997.

Bell has also been named an All-Israeli First Team member three times, including in 2017 when he averaged 16 points per game over 34 appearances for Hapoel Holon during the regular season and playoffs combined. Additionally, Bell won the Robert V Geasey Trophy as MVP of Hapoel Holon's 2014 Israeli Cup victory and was selected as a Fourth Team Parade All American by ESPN in 2010 while playing college ball at Providence College

45. JayVaughn Pinkston

Forward

Career

  • High school: Bishop Loughlin, (Brooklyn, New York)
  • College: Villanova (2011–2015)
  • NBA draft: 2015 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2016–present
  • 2016–2017: Mantovana
  • 2017–2018: Krosno
  • 2018–2019: Kolossos Rodou
  • 2019–2020: KTP Basket
  • 2020: Soles de Mexicali
  • Second-team All-Big East (2014), Third-team All-Big East (2013), Honorable mention All-Big East (2015), McDonald's All-American (2010), Second-team Parade All-American (2010)

JayVaughn Pinkston is an American power forward who played college basketball at Villanova. He was undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft but has since played for several different teams in Europe and South America.

JayVaughnPinkston is considered one of the top young prospects in the world, and his play on court has drawn comparisons to former NBA player Jason Kidd. In November 2018, he signed with Mexican side Soles de Mexicali for the remainder of the season.

JayVaughn Pinkston was born on November 27th 1991 in Brooklyn, New York to Haitian parents and grew up playing ball at Bishop Loughlin High School before heading off to Villanova University where he helped lead them to a Final Four appearance as a junior in 2011-12 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament .

He then spent two years playing professionally overseas before signing with Mexican team Soles de Mexicali this past offseason

46. Reggie Redding

Guard

Reggie Redding Career

  • High school: Saint Joseph's Preparatory, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (2006–2010)
  • NBA draft: 2010 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2010–2021
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 2010–2011: ETHA Engomis
  • 2011–2013: Tigers Tübingen
  • 2013–2015: Alba Berlin
  • 2015–2016: Darüşşafaka
  • 2016–2018: Bayern Munich
  • 2018–2019: Türk Telekom
  • 2019–2020: Partizan
  • German Cup winner (2014), Cypriot League champion (2011), Cypriot Cup winner (2011), All-EuroCup Second Team (2014), All-BBL First Team (2014), All-BBL Second Team (2013), 3× BBL All-Star (2013–2015)

Reggie Redding was a shooting guard and small forward who played in the NBA from 2010 to 2021. Reggie Redding attended Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He went on to play college basketball at Villanova, where he was a four-year starter and helped lead the Wildcats to an NCAA Championship in 2008. After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, Reggie signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel for two years before being traded to Detroit Pistons for Jason Maxiell and Austin Daye .

In 2013, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies , but left after one season due to injury; he subsequently rejoined Detroit as a free agent . On July 18th, 2018 it was announced that Reggie had retired from professional basketball due to persistent wrist injuries Reggie Redding began his professional career in 2010 playing for Ethehafni before moving to Tigers Tübingen.

Reggie Redding won the German Cup with Tiger Tübingen in 2014 and was also named an All-BBL First Team selection that year. In 2015, he transferred to Alba Berlin where he spent two seasons before joining Darussafaka Basket Istanbul for the 2016–17 season. He joined Bayern Munich ahead of the 2018–19 season and helped them win their sixth Bundesliga title in 2019. Reggie Redding is currently a free agent and has been linked with several clubs including Partizan Belgrade and Turkish club Beşiktaş Ülker

47. Eric Paschall

Eric Paschall Career

  • High school: , Dobbs Ferry, (Dobbs Ferry, New York), St. Thomas More, (Oakdale, Connecticut)
  • College: , Fordham (2014–2015), Villanova (2016–2019)
  • NBA draft 2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 2019–present
  • 2019–2021: Golden State Warriors
  • 2021–2022: Utah Jazz
  • 2022: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2022: →Iowa Wolves
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2020), NCAA champion (2018), First-team All-Big East (2019), Atlantic Ten Rookie of the Year (2015)

Eric Paschall is a versatile power forward who played collegiately at Fordham and St. Thomas More. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2017 draft but has since become a free agent.

Eric Paschall is known for his strong rebounding abilities, as well as his ability to score inside and out from close range. Eric Paschall's size (6'7", 255 pounds) and athleticism make him an attractive option on both sides of the ball in today's NBA game Paschall was selected 41st overall in the 2019 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.

Paschall, a senior at Villanova, led his team to an NCAA championship this past season and is considered one of the best all-around players in college basketball. Paschall averaged 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block per game during his time with Villanova and is expected to contribute immediately as a rookie with the Warriors. Paschall has impressed scouts with his ability to score from all over the court while playing strong defense on both ends of the floor.

His versatility will be key for Golden State as they continue to rebuild following their loss in last year's playoffs; expect him to see plenty of action early on in his career with the Warriors

48. Harold Pressley

Harold Pressley Career

  • High school: Saint Bernard, (Uncasville, Connecticut)
  • College: Villanova (1982–1986)
  • NBA draft 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 1986–1995
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 21
  • Liga ACB champion (1991,1992), NCAA champion (1985), First-team All-Big East (1986), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1986), Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1986), First-team Parade All-American (1982)
  • Points: 2,702 (9.0 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,339 (4.5 rpg)

Harold Pressley was a prolific scorer in the NBA, averaging 17.9 points per game over his career. He played for the Sacramento Kings from 1986 to 1995 and helped lead them to two playoff appearances.

In 1995, he retired after suffering a knee injury that ended his playing days prematurely. After retiring, Pressley has since worked as an analyst for Turner Broadcasting System's coverage of the NBA playoffs and other basketball-related events.

Harold Pressley was born on July 14th 1963 in The Bronx, New York and is now 59 years old Harold Pressley was a highly successful college basketball coach and player. Harold Pressley had a long and successful coaching career, most notably with the Sacramento Kings and Joventut Badalona in Spain.

He also had some success as a player, playing for Pau-Orthez in France before joining the Boston Celtics as part of the 1986 NBA Championship team. After retiring from playing, he spent several years as an assistant coach before taking over the head coaching position at San Diego Wildfire in 2000.

In 2001 he moved to Memphis Grizzlies where he stayed until being fired after just one season due to poor performance results

49. Max Allen

Max Allen Career

  • High school: Shawnee (Medford, New Jersey)
  • College: Villanova (1996–2000)
  • NBA draft: 2000 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2000–2011
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 35, 30
  • Coaching career: 2014–present
  • All-Big East Second Team (2000), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1996)

Max Allen played for Villanova from 1996-2000 and was a member of the Wildcats' 2000 NCAA Championship team. After playing in the NBA for five seasons, Allen became an assistant coach with Miami Heat in 2014.

Max is responsible for working with players on both sides of the court and developing their skills while maintaining discipline on and off the court. Allen has made a positive impact on his players as evidenced by their individual successes as well as team success over his coaching career thus far.

Allen was an All-Big East second team selection in 2000, and a fourth-team Parade all-American in 1996. Allen played five seasons with the San Diego Wildfire of the NBA Development League before joining Miami Heat for three seasons and then Charlotte Bobcats for two. Allen moved onto Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks as player before coaching stints with Detroit Pistons (2014 - 2018) and Minnesota Timberwolves (2019).

50. Jason Lawson

Jason Lawson Career

  • High school: Olney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Villanova (1993–1997)
  • NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
  • Selected by the Denver Nuggets
  • Playing career: 1997–2008
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 8
  • 1997–1998: Orlando Magic
  • 1998–2000: Grand Rapids Hoops
  • 2000: Caja San Fernando
  • 2000–2001: Pau-Orthez
  • 2001–2002: Grand Rapids Hoops
  • 2002: Panionios
  • 2002–2003: Entente Orléanaise
  • 2003: Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
  • 2004: Columbus Riverdragons
  • 2005–2008: Halcones Rojos Veracruz
  • 2008: Al-Wehdat
  • CBA All-Defensive Team (2000), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1997), Big East All-Freshman Selection (1994), Second-team Parade All-American (1993), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1992)
  • Medals, , Men’s Basketball, Representing  United States, Summer Universiade, : 1995 Fukuoka:
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1995 Fukuoka:

Jason Lawson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 2, 1974. He attended Olney High School and played college basketball at Villanova before being drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1997.

Lawson spent nine seasons with the Nuggets, averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds per game during his career. In 2006, he retired from playing professional basketball to become a coach with the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate team, Reno Bighorns.

Jason Lawson is currently an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder in NBA Europe League where he helped them win their first championship title in 2018 Lawson was a standout player at the University of Louisville, where he led his team to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2002 and 2003.

Lawson then played for Panionios in Greece before joining the French club Entente Orléanaise. He spent two seasons with the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004. Lawson's career took off after he joined Al Wehdat of Saudi Arabia, where he won several titles and awards including an All-Star appearance and CBA All-Defensive Team recognition.

Final Words

. . The Villanova Wildcats have had some of the best players in college basketball history. Some of the most notable players to play for Villanova include Jay Wright, Eric Maynor and Darrun Hilliard.

These three players are all Hall of Famers, which is testament to their quality on the court.

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There are a few key differences between American football boots and soccer boots. First, American football boots typically have a heavier construction than soccer boots, which is necessary in order to absorb more impact when players are running with the ball.

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