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Can the Villanova Wildcats Become A “Powerhouse” Once Again?

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t that long ago when the Villanova Wildcats were one of the best teams entering the NCAA Tournament. They did make the Final Four in 2009, which was not long ago. Well, can the Wildcats become a powerhouse once again?

First off, it is not like Villanova is Duke or North Carolina because those two teams are on completely different levels. However, this is a team that has made four Final Fours and won one national championship, which is not bad whatsoever.

For Villanova to get back on the map, it needs higher rated recruits. It is as simple as that. The best of the best recruits seem to be going to the top teams in college basketball nowadays. The only way to beat those teams is to join them by trying to get their own highly rated recruits.

However, for teams like the Wildcats, there is a different answer. They can develop their players better and be a force when these players hit their junior and senior years. Although that may seem obvious, then why does it not happen more? Tim Izzo and Billy Donovan are great at developing their players, and frankly, I think they are the best in the business at doing so. That one guy who coaches for Duke is not too bad either. However, all of that is a different argument for a different time.

It is not like Villanova did horrible this year, because they did make the tourney as a No. 9 seed. It just lost its first game to the Tar Heels is all. Villanova definitely has the coach to have some big time success in the near future. It is just not going to be easy, with teams like Kentucky getting the best players ever single season.

 

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