Villanova lands top international prospect Jordan Dumont
Villanova, Pennsylvania - The new era at Villanova basketball under first-year head coach Kyle Neptune continues to make waves as the program landing Canadian guard Jordann Dumont, its first commit of the 2023 class.
The Wildcats broke the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-8 small forward chose the Wildcats after his official visit to the program over the weekend.
Now, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Utah, and Jacksonville will miss out on the international ball player rated as a three-level scorer.
A Montreal, Canada native, Dumont competed in the 2022 FIBA U18 Americas Cup representing Team Canada over the summer.
There, he averaged 8.5 points and led Canada to the bronze medal.
During his junior season at Hamilton Heights out of Tennessee, Dumont averaged 23 points and eight rebounds per game throughout the year.
Currently, Villanova basketball is experiencing a major transition after the retirement of their legendary former head coach Jay Wright.
Wright led the Wildcats to a host of championship titles during his 21-year tenure, including two NCAA national titles, as well as 13 regular season and tournament conference titles combined.
Dumont will be a huge help for Villanova basketball and will look to fill the shoes of current forward Brandon Slater, who's in his final year of eligibility, and potentially freshman forward Cam Whitmore, who is projected as a lottery pick for the NBA Draft after this season.
Next up for Villanova will be a head-to-head showdown with the Michigan Spartans on Friday at 8:00 PM EST.
Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot / Twitter / jordann_dumont