Inside Villanova’s Epic Five-Year Run


Linked below is the best article I read on Villanova’s culture during the Wildcats’ run to their second national championship in three years. The piece was written back in February and while some may Nova’d out, it’s a great summation of the culture Jay Wright has built and how they recruit to that culture.

“It wasn’t, ‘I don’t want guys that want to be pros.’ It was, ‘I want dudes that want to be pros, but I want guys that want to play for Villanova and be part of this program,'” Lange said of Wright’s recruiting strategy. “‘I’m going to message everything I do the same way. If they don’t want to come, that’s fine.’ He also made the conscious decision, however long it takes to get that thing back going, I’m going to do it with those principles in mind.”

FULL ARTICLE

For more on Villanova:
-How Jay Wright has built a standard for his players (LINK)
-The life lessons of Jay Wright, the anti-coach (LINK)
-Attitude, commitment are hallmarks of Villanova basketball (LINK)
-How a 13-19 season changed Jay Wright’s coaching philosophy (LINK)
-Wright: How to sustain excellence (LINK)

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