VILLANOVA’S JALEN BRUNSON WILL STAR AS REPLACEMENT FOR RYAN A!

By Steve Kelly

The defending national champion Villanova Wildcats lost their best player in four-year starter Ryan Arcidiacono to graduation.

But part of the reason this talented Villanova squad will be in the mix to return to the Final Four has a great deal to do with Brunson’s potential in taking over full-time as point guard after sharing duties with Arcidiacono last year.

Brunson excelled in his role last season as a sparkplug freshman, but now he steps into a larger role where he can really show what he can do in coach Jay Wright’s guard-oriented offense.

Brunson averaged 9.6 points a game last season. Expect his numbers to go way up in 2016-17.

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