So on Friday October 22, 2010, the Villanova Basketball season got off to a “Fabolous” start. First up in an evening jam-packed and full of goodies, we had a Dancing with the Stars competition. Now since we aren’t some second tier school like Georgetown or ‘Cuse, we had the competition as a challenge from ESPN’s own Erin Andrews. Let me just say that from that moment I knew the night was gonna be good.
The players pull up in Maserati’s and you know we aren’t messing around this year. They partnered with the Villanova Dance Team. The judges were Harold Jensen, Gina Procaccio, and Fr. Rob Hagan. Based on their somewhat questionable judging Russel Wooten won the award. Now don’t get me wrong Woot did good, but how did he beat out my boy Mouph? He had a perfect 10 performance in my expert opinion.
The next part of the evening was the Blue and White scrimmage. Let me be point blank and state that both teams played like crap, but Freshman Jayvaughn Pinkston shows great promise and let me tell you right now keep an eye on that kid. The next best performer I felt was tie between Wayns and Sutton. Wayns showed some great cuts and I think the Big East should be prepared to see him light it up this year. There is going to be more awards for this kid in the future. Sutton looks to have picked up where he left off last year, that is blocking shots. That frontcourt lacks depth, but the Starting 5 shows great promise. The missed shots and sloppy play needs to be fixed before the season starts. That’s exactly why you schedule the University of the District of Columbia. Maybe C-Fish can get it together and score another 105.
Now the highlight of the evening…
Welcome to Villanova Fabolous. He was on fire and really got the crowd going. After suffering through Trey Songz last year, I am glad to say I did not feel like cutting off my ears this year. My hat goes off to whoever decided to bring him here and who the hell started that ridiculous Young Jeezy rumor?
I’m looking forward to the start of the season. Like I said the scrimmage left much to be desired, but I am confident that the team can get it together. I make my Preseason prediction now. This team is making the Sweet Sixteen, but don’t rule out a 2009 run.
Til the next time stay White & Blue