Villanova struggled last season in year one under Kyle Neptune, however, this offseason, Neptune and his staff made sure to bring in enough talent around the team’s center pieces to compete in the Big East in year two.
Let’s take a look at the Wildcats transfer class heading into the 2023-24 season.
Two seniors and two graduate students make up Villanova’s veteran-heavy portal class.
Burton is the highest-rated transfer in Villanova’s class, per TPR’s ranking system (No. 13 overall). Burton averaged 19 points per game as well as 7+ rebounds. He shot 45% from the field and also hit 1.67 three pointers per game. He should be a very important piece for the ‘Cats this year.
Hart ranks as the No. 2 transfer in ‘Nova’s class this year by TPR (No. 94 overall). Hart scored 11.4 points per game for Maryland last season, while shooting 45% from the field.
A 15+ point-per-game scorer, Bamba now makes the jump out East to join the Wildcats from Washington State with a huge role ahead. He should be a nice piece for the Wildcats at 6-foot-5.
Any time you bring in another high-major transfer, people take notice. Ware’s move from Kentucky to Villanova is a big one, as the 6-foot-9 junior will look to break out in a new Wildcats uniform.