You voted. You bantered. We were well actually’d. And here are the results of the Villanova Wildcats’ All-Half Decade team ballot.
A total of 258 votes were cast. Away we go...
Ryan Arcidiacono, Guard
(246 votes, 95.3%)
Arch comes away from the ballot as the leading vote-getter to the surprise of virtually no one. Ryan had a celebrated four-year career with the Wildcats, capped off with a National Championship earlier this year. Among a slew of great guards that have played under head coach Jay Wright, Ryan Arcidiacono certainly stacks up among the best that have played for him and, no doubt, one of the best to ever suit up for ‘Nova.
Darrun Hilliard, Guard
(225 votes, 87.2%)
“Bethlehem Steel” makes his way on the team with the third-highest mark of 225 votes. Hilliard, like Arch, was an exceptional four-year player at Villanova in his time there. He was named as a First-Team All-Big East member in 2015 and scored over 1,500 points with the Wildcats. He is no doubt one of most accomplished players in this era of Villanova basketball and so it comes as no surprise that he finds himself on the team.
Josh Hart, Guard/Forward
(227 votes, 88%)
Josh Hart is the lone active player to be found on this list. Hart has excelled almost since the moment that he stepped onto the floor with the Wildcats, starting off as a valuable sixth man off the bench. After the departure of James Bell, Hart was inserted into the starting lineup and took off from there. After a terrific junior season, Hart is now poised to be a preseason Big East Player of the Year choice and should prove to be one of the most talented seniors in the country. Hart collected 227 votes, the second-highest total of anyone on the ballot.
JayVaughn Pinkston, Forward
(107 votes, 41.5%)
JVP makes his way onto the list by obtaining the five spot with regards to votes received. Pinkston outgained the likes of Kris Jenkins, Corey Fisher and James Bell for this final spot and he’s no doubt deserving of it. Pinkston was named to the All-Big East second team in 2014 after a terrific campaign and was one of the many reasons that ‘Nova took the Big East in 2014 and 2015.
Daniel Ochefu, Center
(200 votes, 77.5%)
Last but not least is Daniel Ochefu as Villanova’s All-Half Decade Team looks a lot like the units that have trotted out in recent years for the ‘Cats. Ochefu scored 200 votes to secure a spot on the team and was one of the better big men in recent Villanova history. Ochefu was an integral part of the National Championship team of the 2015-16 season and it’s safe to say that ‘Chef will long be regarded as a fan favorite after his four-year stint at ‘Nova.