The most celebrated player in Villanova Wildcats history has played his final game for the program. Jalen Brunson announced on Wednesday that he would be declaring for the NBA Draft and will hire an agent. The move to the pros was reported first by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Story on ESPN; Villanova junior Jalen Brunson – national player of the year and a two-time NCAA champion -- will enter the NBA Draft. https://t.co/co1101aMxE— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 11, 2018
Here’s his letter to ‘Nova Nation: https://t.co/jQLz1mUn2V
Brunson also penned a letter to his teammates and the Villanova fanbase, thanking them for the support he’s gotten from them in the last three years.
This ends an era in which Villanova was one of the most successful programs in the country, if not the most successful. With Brunson in tow, ‘Nova won two of the last three National Championships, two of the last three Big East regular season titles and two of the last three Big East Tournament titles, too. He swept the National Player of the Year awards in the 2017-18 season and won Big East Player of the Year, as well. He also was a two-time member of the All-Big East First Team, an Academic All-American, a an All-American first-teamer and a member of the Big East’s All-Freshman Team back in 2016.
May the best of luck come Jalen’s way as he heads into the pros.