Former Five Star Bryan Antoine Leaves Villanova, Enters Portal
With the confirmation last week that 21-year Villanova head coach Jay Wright would be stepping down, former five-star recruit Bryan Antoine has announced he will enter the transfer portal following three seasons with the Wildcats.
The #16 ranked prospect in the Class of 2019 according to RSCI’s Top 100, Antoine has consistently dealt with injuries throughout his college career including shoulder surgery, a serious knee injury, and other various issues, all of which have been setbacks preventing Antoine from breaking out as expected.
In 46 appearances for the Wildcats with just over 400 minutes played, Antoine averaged 1.5 PPG, .9 RPG and .5 APG while shooting 48% on two-point attempts and at 6-foot-5 is a guard known for his ability to attack the rim.
Antoine’s legacy at Villanova will be as a member of the recruiting class which saw the program add Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Justin Moore, Eric Dixon, and Chris Arcidiacono, a group that found a lot of success in the world of college basketball. While Antoine hasn’t accomplished as much on the court as some of his fellow 2019 Villanova recruits, this is a talented and former top-20 prospect in the nation who can still offer a lot to a high-major program should he stay injury-free.
For the New Jersey native, this transfer will represent an opportunity to start fresh and hopefully stay healthy under the watch of a new program and coaching staff. If Antoine can get his feet back under himself and stay on the court, he’ll prove an incredible addition to whichever team he joins next.