Villanova Basketball: Breaking down the 2019 recruiting class

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HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT – MARCH 21: Coach Wright of the Wildcats reacts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Villanova basketball has been a dominant program over the last few years. How will this incoming class continue that trend for head coach Jay Wright?

It is no secret that Villanova basketball is among the best programs in the entire nation. With head coach Jay Wright leading the way, the Wildcats have been remarkably consistent as well as successful. The program has absolutely dominated the “new” Big East and also has two national titles to speak for their recent successes on the court. And while the program is certainly losing plenty of talent this offseason, including graduating stars Eric Paschall and Phil Booth, the future looks blindingly bright.

This is due to the fact that Villanova is bringing in one of the most highly-touted recruiting classes in the country. Consisting of four top-75 commits, this group is ranked at No. 5 in the country and it is reasonable to assume that each player will bring several contributions to the table. Of course, this will make Villanova a much younger team, on the whole, but the talent level will be extremely high. It is also quite likely that at least one of these incoming freshmen is a “one-and-done” player at the college level.

Heading into this coming season, many are expecting that the Wildcats will be the preseason favorites to win the Big East while also being ranked in the preliminary top-25. The national respect for Coach Wright and the program will play a role in this but so will this incoming recruiting class. The combined talent level of these four commits is absolutely off-the-charts and Villanova’s on-court success is clearly translating to the recruiting trail.

Now, without any further ado, let’s dive into each of these elite first-year newcomers to the program.

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