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

Nazreon Reid

Marcus Littles

Koran Moore

Seth Pinkney, Archbishop Wood (PA)

Moses Brown

#Jalen Smith

Jake Forrester

#Nate Laszewski

Louis King

Justin Winston

Nate Roberts

Taeshon Cherry

#Cole Swider

#Cameron Reddish

Luther Muhammad

Montez Mathis

Isaiah Mucius

Kiyon Boyd

Jack Clark, Cheltenham, PA

#A.J. Reeves

#David Duke

#Cormac Ryan

Brendan Adams, Calvert Hall (MD)

Matthue Cotton, St. Ben's NJ

Ryan Boyce

Noah Locke

Eric Ayala

Trey Wertz, Providence Day, NC

Tyree Pickron, Archbishop Wood (PA)

Allen Betrand, Roman Catholic (PA)

Demetrius Mims, Balt. Poly (MD)

Justin Anderson, ANC (PA)

Junub Chuol

#Jahvon Quinerly

#Elijah Weaver

#Devon Dotson

Jalen Carey

Rasir Bolton

Atiba Taylor

Chauncey Sterling, St. Ant's (NJ)

Damon Wall, Doane Academy (NJ)

Tyler Bourne, Lincoln (NY)

Corey Greer, Camden (NJ)

Marquis Nowell, Bishop Loughlin (NY)

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

Precious Achiuwa

Eric Dixon

Daniel Rodriquez, Hudson Catholic, NJ

Malik Bailey, Life Center, NJ

Tariq Ingraham, Salesianum, DE

Mekhi Mitchell, Bishop McNamara, MD

#Scottie Lewis

Donta Scott, Imhotep, PA

Seth Lundy, Roman Catholic, PA

Anthony Johnson, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Jamil Riggins, Imhotep, PA

Justin Champagne, Bishop Loughlin, NY

#R.J. Barrett

#Bryan Antoine

#Noah Kirkwood, Ottawa, Canada

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

#Bryce Wills

Isaiah Wong, Notre Dame, NJ

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 Taylor, Imhotep, PA

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

Ahmad Fair, NG, PA

Quran McPherson, Patrick, NJ

Kieves Turner, Malvern Prep, PA

#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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