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Saturday / May 21.
  • Dylan Painter to Villanova

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    4_3560853Dylan Painter, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward from Hershey (PA) High School, has committed to Villanova.


    Painter told SNY.tv he made up his mind on Tuesday.

    “I thought that was the best place for me to be the best Dylan Painter I can be,” he said.

    Painter was coming off an official to Penn State this past weekend but recently visited Villanova as well. “It was pretty good, I really enjoyed it,” Painter told SNY.tv after his Villanova trip. “It was very informative, I learned a lot about the program and I had a good time with the players and the staff.”

    Painter knows incoming Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo through the Team Final AAU program. He was being recruited by assistant coach Baker Dunleavy. Painter likes how Villanova head man Jay Wright would utilize him.

    “They said they only like playing versatile forwards,” Painter said. “They usually don’t play a true center so they would really help me develop my perimeter skills and help me get my 3-point shot even better than it is. So I can use either the catch-and-shoot 3, or the ball fake and drive by. They would help me be a much better perimeter player than I am now.”

    Painter also considered Xavier, Penn State, St. Joe’s, Rhode Island, George Washington and N.C. State.

    Painter joins big man Omari Spellman in Villanova’s 2016 class.

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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.