WHO ARE: SUPERNOVA TBT 2017

 

 

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Bid: At-Large

Notable Players: Scottie Reynolds, Antonio Pena, Reggie Redding

Number of Active Pros: 9

TBT History: Lost in the first round of TBT in 2016 after an injury to Scottie Reynolds forced Supernova to finish with just four players.

Nutshell: 2009 Final Four alums combined with some newer Nova blood in Jayvaughn Pinkston and 2016 national champion Darryl Reynolds. Supernova looks deeper and more committed to winning TBT than every before.

 

Background

Villanova basketball has had a storied history, but it might just be starting to hit its peak. The Wildcats were the NCAA Champions in 2016 after taking down UNC in a classic game and spent most of last year ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation. So, it is only fitting that Villanova’s alumni team in TBT this year is the deepest and most talented it has ever been.

The ‘Nova alumni team will be competing under the Supernova moniker for the second straight year after previous runs as Team ROBY in 2014 and as a part of the Liberty Ballers team in 2015. Supernova was a heavy favorite to come out of the Northeast region last year but only had five players show up for its first round game against the PA RoadWarriors. Scottie Reynolds exited the game early with a dislocated shoulder; and, with just four available players, Supernova was no match for the RoadWarriors.

Depth certainly won’t be an issue for Supernova in 2017. The team is 10 players deep and combines some older alumni like Reynolds, Antonio Pena, Corey Fisher and Reggie Redding with some newer blood in JayVaughn Pinkston and NCAA Champion Darryl Reynolds.

Since Villanova wasn’t able to take home an NCAA title this year, maybe Supernova can make up for it with a TBT championship. They’re certainly deep enough to do it.

 

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