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Albany Star Grad Transfer Joe Cremo Announces Commitment

A photo of a basketball ahead of a game between Oregon and Louisville.

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One of the top graduate transfer guards in college basketball has decided where he'll be playing in 2018-19. He's joining a loaded roster.

Joe Cremo, a top guard transferring out of Albany, will be playing for the reigning national champions. He's committed to Villanova.

ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman first reported the news.

Cremo was one of the best guards in the country in 2017-18. He averaged 17.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game last season.

The 6-foot-4 guard shot 45.8 percent from the 3-point line. He made more than 2 three-pointers a game.

Cremo will join a Villanova team that has to replace its standout players, as Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges are both heading to the NBA. A couple of the Wildcats' other key guys could be leaving, too, though their NBA Draft decisions aren't official.

Villanova brings in the No. 16 recruiting class in the country, which includes five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly.

The Wildcats are likely going to be a preseason top 10 team.