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Wednesday / September 23.
  • Saddiq Bey to Villanova

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Villanova continued to beef up its roster in the wake of losing four players to the NBA.

    Saddiq Bey, the 6-foot-7 small forward from Sidwell Friends (D.C.), committed to Villanova on Friday after taking an official visit.

    Bey previously asked for his release from N.C. State after they landed a pledge from Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones.

    “I believe Saddiq adds to their style with his versatility to do multiple things on the court,” Sidwell Friends coach Eric Singletary said. “An insatiable work ethic gives him an opportunity to be a very good player for Nova.”

    He is ranked the No. 19 small forward in the Class of 2018.

    Bey joins a 2018 recruiting class for Villanova that includes Jahvon Quinerly, Cole Swider and Brandon Slater. 

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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.