Could Villanova Win Another Title Next Year?
With the Monday Night National Championship Game in the rear view mirror, many are looking ahead to the impact of Villanova winning the Title. What happens next year? How could this impact the College Basketball landscape in a world of One and Done College Basketball phenoms?
CSN Philly's Neil Hartman joined The Sports Bash and put into perspective what this win by The Wildcats means for the school and for College Basketball landscape:
"In this day and age of BCS and Football dominating, to have this little school on The Main Line win a second National Championship is a remarkable accomplishment. And the fact they have been as powerful in College Basketball, being a Number One Seed, being highly seeded in NCAA Tournament, I know they have had their struggles, obviously up until this year....But Jay Wright has done an unbelievable job at building a program. And I was looking this morning, cause I'm a College Hoops Junkie I love College Hoops, in the Pre-Season Prediction for next year they're Pre-Season number two right now behind Duke."
Hartman went on to explain why Jay Wright's team could be just as good next year:
"But you have Kris Jenkins coming back, you have Josh Hart coming back, you have a strong big man recruit in Spellman coming in...then you saw what Phil Booth can do last night when he had a career high 20 points. You have Mikal Bridges who just unbelievable how much he has improved over the course of the year. And I didn't even mention Jalen Brunson who was an All-American coming in out of High School. So you have a program that you have developed. This is not a One and Done where you have two or three really good players during a class, this is a program and that's the thing Villanova fans have to be really excited about because what they did last night, they can do again. And I know that's crazy to say but they can, they have the talent to do that"
Checkout what Hartman had to say about the moments leading up to the game winning shot, his thoughts on what is next for Jay Wright and Villanova, along with his interactions with next Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Allen Iverson on Monday