VUSports Villanova Basketball Recruiting Depth Chart

The exclusive, VUSports, Villanova Recruiting Depth Chart (updated consistently since first being created in 1984)

VUSports Villanova Basketball Recruiting Depth Chart
Projected Role Interior Perimeter Perimeter Perimeter Perimeter
Skill Set C/5/PF/4 Stretch/4 W/SF/3 SG/W/CO/2 PG/CO/1
Class ('ships)
Seniors (0)
Juniors (4) Eric Paschall Mikal Bridges Phil Booth Jalen Brunson
Sophs (3) Dylan Painter Tim Delaney Donte Divincenzo
Freshmen (4)

Omari Spellman

Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

Jermaine Samuels Collin Gillespie
Verbals 2018 (1)

#Brandon Slater
Prospects 2018

#Jalen Smith

Jake Forrester

#Nate Laszewski

David McCormack

Nazreon Reid

Marcus Littles

Koran Moore

Seth Pinkney, Archbishop Wood (PA)

Moses Brown

#Cole Swider

Taeshon Cherry

#Cameron Reddish

Saddiq Bey

Jack Clark

Montez Mathis

Kiyon Boyd

Isaiah Mucius

#A.J. Reeves

#Dane Goodwin

Brendan Adams, Calvert Hall (MD)

Matthue Cotton, St. Ben's NJ

Ryan Boyce

Noah Locke

Trey Wertz, Providence Day, NC

Tyree Pickron, Archbishop Wood (PA)

Junub Chuol

#Jahvon Quinerly

#David Duke

#Elijah Weaver

Prospects 2019

#Armando Bacot

Kofi Cockburn

Aidan Igiehon LWA, NY

Naheem McLeod, Plymouth Whitmarsh, PA

Jason Murphy, Chaplegate Christian, MD

Cole Mattiesen, Gaithersburg, MD

Karim Coulibaly

Eric Dixon

Precious Achiuwa

Daniel Rodriquez, Hudson Catholic, NJ

Malik Bailey, Life Center, NJ

Tariq Ingraham, Salesianum, DE

Mekhi Mitchell, Bishop McNamara, MD

#R.J. Barrett

#Scottie Lewis

Seth Lundy

KVonn Cramer

Anthony Johnson, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Donta Scott, Imhotep, PA

Justin Champagne, Bishop Loughlin, NY

#Bryan Antoine

#Bryce Wills

#Noah Kirkwood, Ottawa, Canada

Anthony Harris

Sherif Kenney, Bishop O'Connell, VA

Lucas Monroe, Abington, PA

Idriss Bivens, Bishop Loughlin, NY

Jack Cavanaugh, PJXIII, NJ

Joe Girard, Glen Falls, NY

#Andrew Nembhard

#Cole Anthony

Isaiah Wong

Jalen Lecque

Justin Moore

Gerald Mungo, Balt, MD

Christian Ings, N-G, PA

James Bishop, Mt. St. Joe's, MD

Trevon Alderman, Caravel Academy, DE

Prospects 2020

Elijah Hutchins-Everett

Elijah Taylor Imhotep, PA

Hunter Dickinson

Andrew King, Downingtown East, PA

Mikeal Jones

Jordan Toles, St Frances, MD

Cameron Byers, John Carroll, MD

Justin Lewis

Che Evans

Lance Ware

J'yare Davis

#Jalen Green

A.J. Hoggard, Arch Carroll, PA

Noah Collier, Westtown, PA

Jabri Abdur-Rahim

Cartier Bowman, ND, NJ

Ryan Holmes, Penn Charter, PA

Lynn Greer III, Roman Catholic, PA

Jeremy Roach

Ahmad Fair, NG, PA

Quran McPherson, Patrick, NJ

Kieves Turner, Malvern Prep, PA

Noah Farrahkan-Oliver

#Holds a Villanova Offer

Notes: 13 is the scholarship limit.

This depth chart includes: players that Villanova is actively recruiting, players that Villanova is in the process of evaluating, players who list an interest in Villanova & can play at the Big East level, other players that Villanova is likely keeping track of as they develop.

Projected Role: Villanova predominantly plays a four-out-one-in offense and switching defensive schemes that value players that are "interchangeable".  On the floor at any time there is normally, one interior player and four perimeter players players with adequate shooting and ball skills to be respected by the opposition when in triple-threat position).  The traditional "Point Guard" position is not essential to what Villanova does, given that any of the perimeter players can initiate the offense.  That said, having multiple players with the ball-handling skill to bring the ball up against pressure is a necessity.  The Interior/Perimeter definition is based on offensive role vice defensive role.

Skill Set: When describing basketball players there are tradional names for positions and numerical designations used to facilitate designing and running plays.  In the contect of this chart, they are used to group the listed prospects by general skill set observed during evaluation so that the reader has a basic feel for what the player is most capable of skills-wise.  These positions need not be defined here but the legend/numerology is as follows:

  • C/5: Center
  • PF/4: Power Forward
  • Stretch/4: Stretch 4
  • SF/3: Small Forward
  • W/3/2: Wing
  • SG/2: Shooting Guard
  • CO/1/2: Combo Guard
  • PG/1: Point Guard
Projected "8-Man" Rotation
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Interior Spellman Spellman Spellman Spellman
Perimeter Bridges Bridges Cosby-Roundtree Cosby-Roundtree
Perimeter DiVincenzo DiVincenzo Samuels Samuels
Perimeter Booth Booth DiVincenzo
Perimeter Brunson Brunson Gillespie Gillespie
Interior Painter Painter Painter
Interior Cosby-Roundtree Cosby-Roundtree Delaney
Perimeter Samuels Samuels
Perimeter Gillespie Gillespie
Perimeter Slater Slater Slater Slater
Perimeter Delaney Delaney
Perimeter Paschall Paschall

Bold: Indicates the projected "Top 8" of the rotation (8, 8.5, or 9 player rotations are all in the mix)

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