Wildcats Have Busy Weekby Erin
The past week has been a busy week for the Villanova basketball program. The Wildcats were unable to sign highly touted Michael Gilchrist, who selected to play for John Calipari at the University of Kentucky, but did receive a letter of intent from Bishop Loughlin standout JayVaughan Pinkston.
Gilchrist was said to have narrowed his options to the two schools, but ultimately chose to fill Kentucky’s void after they sent four athletes to the NBA draft. The 6-foot-7 forward who possesses excellent ball handling skills and a clear ability to score, will surely make an impact with the other Wildcats.
Pinkston, a New York City native and All-American, will join the Wildcats for the 2010 season. Pinkston signed his letter of intent Monday to make Villanova his official destination. The 6-foot-6 power forward has averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds during his senior season will step into his role with Villanova.
There is also speculation that Living Faith’s Markus Kennedy, who is committed to Villanova, will take a fifth year at a prep school before joining the Wildcats. The 6-foot-9 center will spend 2010 at Winchendon in Massachusetts, preparing for his time in Philadelphia.
The Wildcats are looking toset their roster for the upcoming season after the loss of senior guards Scottie Reynolds and Reggie Redding.