Me, on March 17:
As noted previously, I was laughed at, scorned, mocked and derided for my superior take. Russ told me I was being ridiculous.
— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) April 19, 2018
Gulp. If DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman leave, there’s a real possibility Villanova will only be a top 10 team next year. I’m not even sure how to deal with this.
I wrote at length about DiVincenzo’s draft prospects earlier this month. My guess is he comes back for another year. He would be able to play himself into a high first round pick and be a candidate for All-American.
That said, NBADraft.net currently has four Villanova players going in the first round:
That is astounding. Omari Spellman would be the perfect, er, spell for Embiid, too, seeing as though he can step outside and hit the three. Regardless, this is early days and it’s quite possible that both Spellman and DiVincenzo return for another season and National Championship, but this is quite the list.