By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – These are good days to be a Villanova Wildcat.
After a Saturday win over St. John’s, the Wildcats are 15-1 and this week they moved up two spots in the AP Top 25 poll. Villanova is now the #6 team in the country as they get ready to host De Paul on Saturday.
“So far, so good,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s still early, but we’ll take it for right now.”
One thing that really jumps out at you about this Villanova team is how deep they are. Nine players average at least 11 minutes a game and no one averages more than 31. Wright talks about whether he expected to be able to consistently go nine deep heading into the season.
“We we’re hoping we could, because we have some unique situations,” Wright says. “(Guard) Tony Chennault, a senior, comes off the bench and does it unselfishly. We have a sophomore in (guard) Dylan Ennis, (he) was a redshirt, so he was here last year. And then three freshmen that we really thought had good basketball IQ’s. So that’s a unique combination.”