Villanova Recruiting: 2016 wing Lamar Stevens offered by Wildcats

Al Bello

Aaaaaaaaaand Jay Wright strikes again.

Lamar Stevens, a 6-foot-7 wing player from The Haverford School (PA), picked up an offer from Villanova on Tuesday night according to his Twitter account. According to Stevens, he was offered after the team's practice and it was the first offer he's received from any program.

Although there have been some speculations about where he's attending high school this season, Stevens confirmed he's staying at The Haverford School and his expectations during his sophomore year have remained magnanimous.

"No I didn't transfer to Neumann-Goretti," Stevens told Big East Coast Bias Tuesday night. "My goals are for my team to go out and win all of our games this year and put Haverford on the map as one of the top teams in the country."

Stevens recently competed in the Pangos All-East freshman/sophomore event where he proved to be one of the more talented underclassmen on the east coast. The Haverford, PA, native is billed as a scorer with a versatile approach to the game.

He also alluded to his excitement about playing with 2014 commit Mikal Bridges if he decided on Villanova. Both played AAU basketball for Philly's popular Team Final organization, a team that's also been popular with Head Coach Jay Wright in recent seasons.

"Mikal and I are very [good friends]. I think we could compliment each other's [game]," Stevens said. "Mikal is a very good shooter and I'm a good attacker so I think we could work well together since we are both very unselfish players."

Stevens was ranked the third best player in the state of Pennsylvania by Future150 as well as a 4-star recruit and the 83rd best player in the country. The 205-pound wing player would give the Wildcats depth at his position in a few seasons after losing multiple players down the line.

It would seem that Coach Wright's impressions have grown on the young wing player. Villanova could have an early commit, but it's still a very premature in Stevens' recruiting. But it would appear that Stevens is already fitting in around The Pavilion.

"Jay Wright and the other coaches on the staff have treated me very well," Stevens said. "I'm getting to know their system and players so I'm becoming very close with the 'Nova community."

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