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Scouting Report: Jalen Brunson

Jalen Brunson will be a good fit for Villanova at the point guard position and the offense will look better when he arrives on campus

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Villanova University got a commitment from Jalen Brunson early Wednesday evening. The 6-foot-1 five-star point guard from Lincolnshire, Illinois currently attends Adali Stevenson High School and played for the Mac Irvin team on the EYBL circuit. According to 247sports, Brunson is the 18th best player in the Class of 2015, and at his position, he is the No. 1 point guard in the state of Illinois and No. 2 overall.

Many people feel that Brunson is one of the biggest commits that the Wildcats have got since 2003, when Kyle Lowry announced his intentions to go to Villanova. Since Jay Wright has been at Villanova, Brunson might turn out to be the best pure point guard of all.

What Brunson brings to the table is his ability to run a team like some cannot do. With his offensive skill set, he can shoot the ball from the perimeter and initiate on offense as well with an ability to get his teammates involved and to be a scorer as well.

When watching Brunson, he does not have all the speed in the world, but he can change tempo and still pass the ball on the break. He can do a mixture of things, which will be good for Villanova because they will have a point guard who can both score and facilitate.

With that being said, Jay Wright is getting a tough player. He should fit in right away, which is something that the team can look forward to.

As for what this means for Villanova's Class of 2015, the rich seemingly have gotten richer. Already boasting Donte DiVincenzo and Tim Delaney, the Wildcats now have three commits with many targets still out there. DiVincenzo is a four-star shooting guard, while Delaney is a three-star power forward.

Brunson will fit into the system because DiVincenzo can shoot the ball really well and can attack the ball as well. This will allow Brunson to have someone to run with when they are getting the rebound.

Below is a video of Brunson during his stint on the EYBL circuit.