2017-2018 Villanova Wildcats

2017-2018 Villanova Wildcats Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
5 Phil Booth Jr G 6-3 190 Dec 31, 1995 Baltimore (MD) United States Mount Saint Joseph College
25 Mikal Bridges Jr SG 6-7 210 Aug 30, 1996 Malvern (PA) United States Great Valley High School
1 Jalen Brunson Jr PG 6-3 190 Aug 31, 1996 Lincolnshire (IL) United States Stevenson High School
21 Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree Fr C 6-9 220 Mar 6, 1998 Philadelphia (PA) United States Neumann-Goretti High School
34 Tim Delaney So PF 6-9 230 Mar 5, 1997 Mullica Hill (NJ) United States Pitman High School
10 Donte DiVincenzo So SG 6-4 203 Jan 31, 1997 Wilmington (DE) United States Salesianum School
2 Collin Gillespie Fr PG 6-3 190 Jun 25, 1999 Warminster (PA) United States Archbishop Wood High School
40 Denny Grace Sr G 5-11 175 Dec 8, 1994 Catonville (MD) United States Calvert Hall College High School
22 Peyton Heck Jr G 5-11 175 Nov 1, 1996 Wilmington (DE) United States Archmere Academy
35 Matt Kennedy Sr G 6-2 175 May 1, 1996 Fairfax (VA) United States Flint Hill School
24 Tom Leibig Sr GF 6-4 195 Jan 27, 1996 Havertown (PA) United States Haverford Senior High School
42 Dylan Painter RS-So FC 6-9 245 Mar 18, 1998 Hershey (PA) United States Hershey High School
4 Eric Paschall Jr F 6-9 255 Nov 4, 1996 Dobbs Ferry (NY) United States St. Thomas More Prep
23 Jermaine Samuels Fr SF 6-5 225 Nov 13, 1998 Franklin (MA) United States Rivers School
14 Omari Spellman Fr PF 6-9 245 Jul 21, 1997 North Royalton (OH) United States MacDuffie School

Recent Villanova Wildcats History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 26-10 (13-5) 1st (Big East) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2017-2018 36-4 (14-4) 2nd (Big East) Champion NCAA Champion
2016-2017 32-4 (15-3) 1st (Big East) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 35-5 (16-2) 1st (Big East) Runner Up NCAA Champion
2014-2015 33-3 (16-2) 1st (Big East) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2013-2014 29-5 (16-2) 1st (Big East) 2nd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2012-2013 20-14 (10-8) 7th (Big East) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 13-19 (5-13) 13th (Big East) 2nd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 21-12 (9-9) 9th (Big East) 1st Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 25-8 (13-5) 2nd (Big East) 3rd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2008-2009 30-8 (13-5) 4th (Big East) 4th Rnd NCAA 5th Rnd
2007-2008 22-13 (9-9) 8th (Big East) 2nd Rnd NCAA 3rd Rnd
2006-2007 22-11 (9-7) 7th (Big East) 2nd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2005-2006 28-5 (14-2) 1st (Big East) 3rd Rnd NCAA 4th Rnd
2004-2005 24-8 (11-5) 3rd (Big East) 3rd Rnd NCAA 3rd Rnd
2003-2004 18-17 (6-10) 11th (Big East) 3rd Rnd NIT 4th Rnd
2002-2003 14-18 (8-8) 7th (Big East) 1st Rnd NIT 1st Rnd

2017-2018 Villanova Wildcats Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jalen Brunson John R. Wooden Award
Jalen Brunson Naismith College Player of the Year
Jalen Brunson Lute Olson Award
Jalen Brunson Bob Cousy (Best PG) Award
Mikal Bridges Julius Erving (Best SF) Award
Jalen Brunson Robert V. Geasey Trophy
Jalen Brunson Consensus All-American First Team
Jalen Brunson NABC Player of the Year
Jalen Brunson NABC All-American First Team
Mikal Bridges NABC All-American Third Team
Jalen Brunson NABC All-District (5) First Team
Mikal Bridges NABC All-District (5) Second Team
Jalen Brunson AP Player of the Year
Jalen Brunson AP All-American First Team
Mikal Bridges AP All-American Third Team
Jalen Brunson Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA Player of the Year)
Jalen Brunson USBWA All-American First Team
Jalen Brunson Sporting News Player of the Year
Jalen Brunson Sporting News All-American First Team
Mikal Bridges Sporting News All-American Third Team
Jalen Brunson Academic All-American Second Team
Jalen Brunson Big East Player of the Year
Mikal Bridges All-Big East First Team
Jalen Brunson All-Big East First Team
Mikal Bridges Big East Tournament MVP
Jalen Brunson Big East All-Tournament Team
Donte DiVincenzo Big East Sixth Man Award
Omari Spellman Big East Rookie of the Year
Omari Spellman Big East All-Rookie Team
Mikal Bridges Big East Player of the Week (Feb 19, 2018)
Jalen Brunson Big East Player of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)
Omari Spellman Big East Freshman of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)
Omari Spellman Big East Freshman of the Week (Mar 5, 2018)
Omari Spellman Big East Freshman of the Week (Dec 4, 2017)
Omari Spellman Big East Freshman of the Week (Feb 5, 2018)
Omari Spellman Big East Freshman of the Week (Jan 22, 2018)
Donte DiVincenzo NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Mikal Bridges NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Teams (AP)
Jalen Brunson NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Teams (AP)
Donte DiVincenzo NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Teams (AP)
Eric Paschall NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Teams (AP)
Jalen Brunson Battle 4 Atlantis MVP
Mikal Bridges Battle 4 Atlantis All-Tournament Team
Jalen Brunson Battle 4 Atlantis All-Tournament Team
Donte DiVincenzo Battle 4 Atlantis All-Tournament Team

2017-2018 Villanova Wildcats Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Brunson P. Booth M. Bridges O. Spellman E. Paschall
Rotation C. Gillespie D. DiVincenzo     D. Cosby-Roundtree
Lim PT P. Heck T. Leibig J. Samuels T. Delaney  
Lim PT D. Grace        
Lim PT M. Kennedy        

2017-2018 Villanova Wildcats Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jalen Brunson 40 31.8 18.9 3.0 4.6 0.9 0.0 1.8
Mikal Bridges 40 32.1 17.6 5.3 1.9 1.5 1.1 1.4
Donte DiVincenzo 40 29.2 13.4 4.8 3.5 1.1 0.2 2.0
Omari Spellman 40 28.1 10.8 8.0 0.8 0.7 1.5 1.0
Eric Paschall 38 29.8 10.6 5.3 2.2 0.9 0.6 1.7
Phil Booth 33 27.4 10.0 3.2 2.9 0.8 0.2 1.4
Collin Gillespie 32 14.4 4.2 1.3 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.4
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree 40 11.3 3.1 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5
Jermaine Samuels 25 6.2 1.1 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.5
Denny Grace 15 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Matt Kennedy 12 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
Tim Delaney 22 2.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Tom Leibig 15 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Peyton Heck 11 1.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Villanova Wildcats Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jay Wright Head Coach 2001-2002 N/A
Ashley Howard Assistant Coach 2013-2014 N/A
Kyle Neptune Assistant Coach 2013-2014 Assistant Coach (Niagara, 2010 to 2013)
George Halcovage Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Director of Basketball Operations (Villanova, 2016 to 2017)
Mark Jackson Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Mike Clark Video Coordinator 2017-2018 Graduate Manager (Villanova, 2015 to 2017)
Lionel Brodie Equipment Manager 2015-2016 N/A
Arleshia Davidson Director of Basketball Administration 2017-2018 Special Assistant to the Head Coach (Villanova, 2016 to 2017)
Mike Nardi Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 Video Coordinator (Villanova, 2016 to 2017)
Dean Kenefick Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2007-2008 N/A
Jeff Pierce Head Athletic Trainer 1988-1989 N/A