The reigning National Champions, Villanova, locked up a second top 100 commit for the 2017 class on Saturday, as 6′-6″ wing Jermaine Samuels announced his pledge to the Wildcats.
Samuels picked Villanova over Duke (after landing a recent scholarship offer), Kansas, Indiana, and Georgetown and joins Philly big man Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree in the class to date. Samuels is a top 50 prospect, while Cosby-Roundtree is also a top 100 player.
A great fit for Villanova’s system, Samuels is coming off an official visit to Villanova. He ran with Expressions Elite in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, averaging 11 points and 4 rebounds per game. Samuels’ size and length are ideal for a Big East wing, and he projects as a multi-year starter for the Wildcats.
I want to thank God, my family & Coach Todd of X for helping me get to where I'm at now. I'm officially a Wildcat🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ddsxSfxUZS
— Jermaine Samuels Jr. (@J_Swizz23) August 27, 2016
Villanova Scholarship Grid
|Point Guards||Jalen Brunson (So)||Jalen Brunson (Jr)||Jalen Brunson (Sr)|
|Wings||Kris Jenkins (Sr)||Phil Booth (Sr)||Mikal Bridges (Sr)||Donte DiVincenzo (Sr)|
|Josh Hart (Sr)||Mikal Bridges (Jr)||Erik Paschall (Sr)||Jermaine Samuels (Jr)|
|Phil Booth (Jr)||Erik Paschall (Jr)||Donte DiVincenzo (Jr)|
|Mikal Bridges (So)||Donte DiVincenzo (So)||Jermaine Samuels (So)|
|Erik Paschall (So)||Jermaine Samuels (Fr)|
|Donte DiVincenzo (Fr)|
|Posts||Darryl Reynolds (Sr)||Tim Delaney (So)||Tim Delaney (Jr)||Tim Delaney (Sr)|
|Tim Delaney (Fr)||Omari Spellman (So)||Omari Spellman (Jr)||Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Jr)|
|Omari Spellman (Fr)||Dylan Painter (So)||Dylan Painter (Jr)|
|Dylan Painter (Fr)||Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Fr)||Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (So)|