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Friday / June 21.
  • Phil Booth to Villanova

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    Team Takeover shooting guard Phil Booth is off the board.

    The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Baltimore Mount St. Joseph guard picked Villanova over Georgetown, Indiana, Virginia and Temple, although he told SNY.tv Georgetown was second on his list.

    “I really like the coaching staff they have. Villanova has a great history of producing and developing guards,” Booth told SNY.tv Tuesday. “I thought it was the best chance for me to succeed over the first year as a player.”

    Booth said he called Villanova coach Jay Wright to inform him on Monday.

    “[He will use me] as a point and off the ball, mostly both,” Booth said.

    Booth is the No. 78 prospect in the Class of 2014 according to Rivals. He joins 6-6 small forward Mikal Bridges in Villanova’s 2014 recruiting class.

    “It looks like they’re all set from my class,” he said.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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