Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson is heading back to school.
Sophomore standout Jalen Brunson is coming back to Villanova for his junior season, ensuring the Wildcats should once again be among college basketball’s elite in 2017-18.
The news was announced a few minutes ago.
Here is the release from the Villanova.
Statement from Jay Wright on Jalen Brunson returning to Villanova: pic.twitter.com/Zhx1dSP50c
— Jonathan Tannenwald (@pretzel_logic) April 20, 2017
The 6-foot-3 Brunson is the son of former Temple star and NBA point guard Rick Brunson. A two-year starter, Brunson averaged 14.7 points, 4.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game this past season.
Villanova won the Big East regular season and tournament championships before being upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Wisconsin.
‘Nova loses Player of the Year candidate Josh Hart and Final Four hero Kris Jenkins to graduation, but returns a strong backcourt, led by Brunson and Mikal Bridges. The Wildcats also welcome the No. 20 recruiting class in the country to the Main Line.