Jay Wright (basketball)

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Jerold Taylor "Jay" Wright Jr. (born December 24, 1961) is an American college basketball coach.wikipedia
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Villanova Wildcats men's basketball

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He is currently the men's head coach at Villanova University, a position he has held since 2001.
Jay Wright was named Villanova's head coach in 2001.

Randy Foye

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Led by seniors Allan Ray and Randy Foye, and explosive sophomore Kyle Lowry, the Wildcats lived up to the hype and finished with a 25–4 regular season record, including a 14–2 record in the Big East regular season, which tied them with University of Connecticut for first place in the conference.
Foye attended East Side High School in Newark, where he was selected as New Jersey Player of the Year, before being recruited by Jay Wright and Villanova.

Allan Ray

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Led by seniors Allan Ray and Randy Foye, and explosive sophomore Kyle Lowry, the Wildcats lived up to the hype and finished with a 25–4 regular season record, including a 14–2 record in the Big East regular season, which tied them with University of Connecticut for first place in the conference.
Ray was recruited out of that year's New York State Champions, St. Raymond High School, by Villanova head coach Jay Wright.

2007–08 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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The 2007–2008 season saw Villanova struggle at times, including a five-game losing streak in the middle of the season.
Coach Jay Wright often puts up to four guards on the floor simultaneously, including multiple point guards.

2008–09 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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The 2008–09 team, led by senior Dante Cunningham, junior Scottie Reynolds and breakout sixth man Corey Fisher, streaked to a fourth-place finish in the Big East, and a double bye in the conference tournament.
They were led by Jay Wright in his eighth year as head coach of the Wildcats.

Corey Fisher

In the 2007 offseason, Wright once again came up with a highly rated recruiting class, this time led by McDonald's All-American Corey Stokes and Jordan Brand All-American Corey Fisher.
Fisher attended Villanova University and was a member on the basketball team as a Freshman under coach Jay Wright.

Scottie Reynolds

The 2006–07 squad had to replace three starters, but thanks in part to the healthy return of Curtis Sumpter, who had missed the previous season with an ACL injury, and McDonald's All-American Scottie Reynolds the Wildcats made it back to the NCAA tournament for the third straight season.
He was then recruited by Jay Wright of Villanova, playing in the Big East Conference of the NCAA.

2009–10 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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For the 2009–10 season, Wright brought in a recruiting class in the top five of the national rankings.
Villanova was led by head coach Jay Wright.

Corey Stokes

In the 2007 offseason, Wright once again came up with a highly rated recruiting class, this time led by McDonald's All-American Corey Stokes and Jordan Brand All-American Corey Fisher.
Stokes verbally committed to play for head coach Jay Wright at Villanova University in June 2006, selecting the Wildcats over the University of Connecticut and University of Florida, among others.

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He graduated from Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1983, where he played on the basketball team and became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Some of these notable Sigs include Mike Ditka, Drew Brees, Sean Payton, Joe Gordon, Jay Wright, and Eric Fonoimoana.

Maalik Wayns

The class was highlighted by point guard Maalik Wayns (Philadelphia/Roman Catholic), forwards Isaiah Armwood (Rockville, Md./Montrose Christian School) and Mouphtaou Yarou (Nattingou, Benin; also attending the same Montrose Christian School) and guard Dominic Cheek (Jersey City, NJ / St. Anthony's).
He played high school basketball for Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, where he was a Parade All-American as well as a McDonald's All-American before playing college basketball for Villanova University under coach Jay Wright.

2015–16 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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Villanova earned a #2 seed in the South Region, defeating UNC Asheville, Iowa, Miami and Kansas to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2009.
Led by the school's 8th head coach Jay Wright in his 15th year, the Wildcats were members of the Big East Conference and played most of their home games at The Pavilion, with some select home games at the Wells Fargo Center.

2014–15 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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Villanova was the #1 seed in the East and lost in the second round to North Carolina State, the #8 seed.
Led by head coach Jay Wright in his 14th season, the Wildcats participated as members of the Big East Conference and played their home games at The Pavilion, with some select home games at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 2005–2006 season saw the Wildcats ranked in the pre-season top four of both major polls, thanks to the return of most players from the previous season.

2016–17 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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Villanova was the #1 seed in the East and lost in the second round to Wisconsin, the #8 seed.
Led by head coach Jay Wright in his 16th year, the Wildcats participated in the Big East Conference and played their home games at The Pavilion, with some select home games at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2017–18 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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Shortly before the start of the 2017–18 season, Wright was named the recipient of the 2018 Legends of Coaching Award, part of the annual John R. Wooden Award program.
Led by head coach Jay Wright in his 17th year, the Wildcats played their home games at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as members of the Big East Conference.

2013–14 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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In the first season of the current Big East Conference, formed after Villanova and six other schools broke away from the original Big East Conference, Villanova was the #2 seed in the East and lost in the second round to Connecticut, the #7 seed and eventual national champion.
Led by the school's 13th head coach Jay Wright, the Wildcats participated in the newly organized Big East Conference and played their home games at The Pavilion, with some select home games at the Wells Fargo Center.

Council Rock High School North

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Wright is a graduate of Council Rock High School North in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

2006 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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In the 2006 NCAA Tournament, Wright's experienced team earned a #1 seed for the first time in school history and posted victories over Monmouth in the first round and Arizona in the second.

2013–14 Big East Conference men's basketball season

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In the first season of the current Big East Conference, formed after Villanova and six other schools broke away from the original Big East Conference, Villanova was the #2 seed in the East and lost in the second round to Connecticut, the #7 seed and eventual national champion.

Speedy Claxton

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Prior to his NBA career, Claxton played at Hofstra University under current Villanova University coach Jay Wright.

2008–09 Big East Conference men's basketball season

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The 2008–09 team, led by senior Dante Cunningham, junior Scottie Reynolds and breakout sixth man Corey Fisher, streaked to a fourth-place finish in the Big East, and a double bye in the conference tournament.

Mikal Bridges

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Championship heroes Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, Omari Spellman, and Jalen Brunson were each taken in the 2018 NBA Draft.
"He came in as a high school scoring phenom like they all do, so I'm really proud of how he has opened up his game defensively," coach Jay Wright said.