Good news comes in bunches. After losing to Texas in the Jimmy V classic on Tuesday night, Villanova was in need of some. Last night, after trailing by nine at the half and getting totally outplayed, the Wildcats came back to beat Big-5 rival St. Joe's by three points. It was a hard-fought victory for Nova, and one they needed badly to avoid losing back-to-back games.
Today, the good news continued. As originally reported on Rivals.com, Dominic Cheek will announce his plans to attend Villanova next fall. Cheek, a 6'6" guard from New Jersey, rounds out the best recruiting class in the nation for the Wildcats for next season and quite possibly their best recruiting class of all time.
Cheek joins guard Maalik Wayns, forward Isaiah Armwood, forward Mouphtaou Yarou, Taylor King, a transfer from Duke who can shoot the lights out, and Maurice Sutton, a 6'10" freshman who Jay Wright opted to redshirt this season. Wayns, Yarou, and Cheek are all considered top 25 recruiting prospects, and Taylor King can flat shoot the lights out.
Nova will lose stud forward Dante Cunningham, as well as starter Dwayne Anderson and senior Shane Clark. Cunningham will surely be the biggest loss. However, they should still have Scottie Reynolds, Corey Stokes, Corey Fisher, and Reggie Redding to play along with the stellar freshman class.
As the Wildcats come off a hard-fought win against the Hawks and prepare for La Salle this Sunday, there is a lot to look forward to this season. There is also much to look forward to for next year.