By Harry Allison
Villanova’s Jay Wright lost four players to the NBA draft’s first round from his 2018 national champs.
And he’s still working to replace them.
Yesterday he bagged a big blue-chipper:
Tulane transfer Caleb Daniels committed to the Wildcats.
After losing 5-star point guard Jeremy Roach to Duke, the Cats got this 6-4 guard who was the top performer on a 4-27 Tulane team while posting 16.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 3.3 apg. He also shot 34.6% from 3-point range.
While he’s not a point guard in the traditional sense he clearly initiated a lot of offense and should fit in well as a primary ball-handler under Wright.
Daniels will sit out next season and then have two years of eligibility remaining on the Main Line, giving him ample time to assimilate into the program.