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09 June 2009

Reynolds withdraws from NBA draft

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
6/09/2009 11:56:00 AM
[Let's Go Nova is on summer break, but we will continue to update for important breaking news.]

Scottie Reynolds has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to Villanova for his senior season, according to a press release from campus today.

Last season, Reynolds led Villanova to its first Final Four since 1985, and then decided to test the draft waters in April. After working out for about half-a-dozen NBA teams, Reynolds decided to withdraw from the pro draft.

"The best decision for me is to return to Villanova for my senior year," said Reynolds. "I'd like to thank everyone who put their time into helping me get better during these NBA workouts. I especially want to thank my teammates and coaches here for all of their support. I felt like I learned a great deal from this process."

Villanova head coach Jay Wright praised Reynolds and his decision-making process.

"Scottie took a very mature and intelligent approach to this process," said Wright. "He prepared himself thoroughly for each workout and absorbed everything he could from them. This was a tremendous learning experience for him and now he is focused on becoming a great senior leader in our program. He has great respect for the tradition here and I know he'll embrace this role."

Villanova basketball, of course, will resume this fall.

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At 12:08 PM, June 09, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

This is great news. Reynolds is probably the team's best player and he will be so important to help the new guards develop next season.

With Reynolds back we are a legitimate sweet 16 threat again even while losing three other starters.

At 1:45 PM, June 09, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news for the program although I was hoping he could make the leap this year. No doubt he will play professionally somewhere after he graduates whether here or overseas. Hopefully Jay will assist him in adopting a style of play that will allow him to get the numbers that many NBA scouts are looking for. Its no secret that Jay "helped" Curtis and Dante their senior seasons by designing an offense that resulted in feeding them the ball more. As a result, their offensive production skyrocketed.

And having a legit center coming in (sorry Cassiem) in Mouph can only help those pesky A/TO ratios.

It will be very interesting to see how Jay designs things next year. How much time will Fish get? Dom? Armwood?
I think we'll see alot more of the 4 guard offense next year than these past 3 years.

Congrats to Scott for working hard and making the best decision for himself. He has shown alot of maturity with this decision.

At 6:26 PM, June 09, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:51 PM, June 09, 2009, Blogger pete said...

@ 3 -- it's basically free. it's called, you just don't visit the site anymore. then, to you, it appears i have stopped blogging! either that or like $50 and i'll really stop.

At 1:38 PM, June 10, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 - you ask how much time Fish gets? If you watch every game as I do, you would see he should play 30 mins a game. Best player on the team next year...easily.

At 10:03 PM, June 10, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scotty is the third best PG next year.


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