Jalen Brunson, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2015, committed to Villanova over in-state Illinois on Wednesday.
Brunson, who grew up in South Jersey but now plays for Lincolnshire (IL) Stevenson, visited Illinois and then Villanova over the past two weekends, and by all accounts the Villanova visit went very well.
Asked at a press conference what he knew about Villanova, Brunson, whose father Rick Brunson played at Temple and was set to be hired as an assistant at Temple before he was charged this summer in a sexual assault, said, “I knew that it was my parents’ rival school… I didn’t like them growing up. I knew they were a really good program, they’ve had a lot of big-time players and good guards.”
He also said Wildcats coach Jay Wright was a factor in his decision and that it’s “my goal” to stay at Villanova all four years.”
Wright Tweeted: “It’s a great day to be a Villanova Wildcat! #novanation”