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As reported here earlier today, Savon Goodman, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound wing from Academy of the New Church near Philadelphia, chose Villanova Tuesday night.
“Villanova has no idea how they’re gonna play him but they just want him on the floor,” ANC coach Kevin Givens said by phone. “He’s a natural two/three. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him at the four.”
Givens said Goodman ultimately chose hometown Villanova over Texas, UCLA, Kentucky and Duke.
Savon Goodman, the No. 7 small forward in the Class of 2012, will announce his college choice Tuesday evening on Comcast in Philadelphia and a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer says he will land at Villanova.
“I’m leaning toward ‘Nova, but I’m not committed at this time,” the 6-foot-6, 210-pound swingman told the paper. “I will make my decision within the week.”
The paper quoted an unnamed source close to Goodman who said: “He loved everything about ‘Nova, everything about the program from the academics on down. The main piece is he is a homebody. He wants his family to see him play.”
Kevin Givens, Goodman’s coach at Academy of the New Church, said in a phone interview Goodman would choose from among Villanova, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Texas.
NEWARK – As Seton Hall downed St. Peter’s 69-49 Monday night at the Prudential Center, the key to the Pirates’ season sat on the bench in a dark blue sweat suit wearing a cast on his left hand.
Jeremy Hazell, the Pirates’ senior shooting guard and first-team All-Big East selection, will see his third hand specialist on Wednesday for his broken wrist and the results of that meeting could go a long way in determining the outcome of Seton Hall’s season.
“He might have to have surgery,” said first-year Pirates coach Kevin Willard, whose team improved to 3-3. “He might not. The bone’s in perfect shape right now. It’s actually already healing. You could put a pin in there and it might accelerate it and you could put a pin in and it might not do anything.”