Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Villanova’s Justin Moore doubtful for Big East Tournament
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Villanova sophomore guard Justin Moore is doubtful for this week’s Big East Tournament with a “severe ankle sprain,” head coach Jay Wright said Monday.
“We’re all praying for Justin Moore’s recovery,” Wright said. “The evaluation is a severe ankle sprain. He will be doubtful for the Big East Tournament.”
The Wildcats are a projected No. 4 seed for the NCAA Tournament and still have about 10 days for Moore to recover before then.
Moore injured the ankle during the first half of Saturday’s 54-52 loss to Providence.
He is averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Without him, it will be point guard by committee for the Wildcats, with Caleb Daniels and Chris Arcidiacono among those in the mix.
Villanova won the Big East regular-season title for the seventh time since 2014 but is reeling with injuries heading into the Big East Tournament, where they are the No. 1 seed and open play Thursday at noon.
Senior point guard Collin Gillespie is done for the season with an MCL injury.Follow Adam Zagoria on TwitterFollow ZAGSBLOGHoops on InstagramAnd Like ZAGS on Facebook
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.