Brandon Slater

Preview: First Live Eval Period

VUSports previews 21-23 April - the first Live Evaluation Period of 2017 for D1 Coaches ...

This weekend (21-23 April) is the first of the 2017 Evaluation Periods for D1 college coaches (at certified events) and the Villanova Coaching staff will be out in full force.  With the departure of Baker Dunleavy, Head Coach Jay Wright now has Ashley Howard, Kyle Neptune and George Halcovage as his recruiting team and they will spilt their efforts across several sites this weekend to get a glimpse at many of the players on their radar.

The three major sneaker companies that run certified AAU events during this period will feature a number of Villanova's key recruiting targets.  The most complete list of Villanova basketball prospects is the continually updated, VUSports Recruiting Depth Chart.

The first Nike EYBL session of the season takes place in Hampton VA - key recruits in action there include 201 targets, Jalen SmithBrandon SlaterCameron Reddish and Cole Swider.

Nike EYBL Session 1 (Hampton)

Team Takeover (Brandon Slater, Jalen Smith)

Team Final (Cam Reddish, Matthue Cotton, Mikeal Jones)

BABC (Cole Swider)

PSA Cardinals (Jake Forrester, Hameir Wright, Cole Anthony)

Playaz Club (Jalen Carey)

Albany City Rocks (Joseph Girard III)

NY Rens (Bryce Wills, Cormac Ryan, Kofi Cockburn)

Team Melo (Brendan Adams, Noah Locke)

Team Penny (Ryan Boyce)

UPlay Canada (R.J. Barrett & Andrew Nembhard)

at the Under Armour event in New York are prime PG/combo prospects Prentiss HubbJahvon Quinerly and Elijah Weaver.

UAA Session 1 (New York)

DC Premier (Prentiss Hubb)

Sports U (Jahvon Quinerly)

Team Charlotte (Devon Dotson)

Team Breakdown (Elijah Weaver)

Team Rio (Brian Antoine & Scottie Lewis)

at the Adidas Gauntlet in Dallas is recent Villanova campus visitor, A.J. Reeves

Adidas Gauntlet (Dallas)

Mass Rivals (A.J. Reeves & David Duke)

New England Playaz (Nate Laszewski)

another key event is the Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest at Spooky Nook

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