Thursday, August 18, 2011

Isaiah Armwood Leaves Villanova

CBS's Jeff Goodman reports that Isaiah Armwood has decided to transfer from Villanova. Armwood is a captain of the team this year and averaged 2.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in his two years with the program. Armwood is from Maryland, so there is some speculation he could go to Maryland or George Washington.

There have been rumors in the past two years that Armwood didn't exactly enjoy Villanova, but it is still shocking to see a fellow Wildcat leave. He sat down with Jay Wright after the EuroJam trip and decided it would be best if he transferred. He wasn't forced out by the program, as Jay Wright said he didn't want him to go. With Armwood leaving, it actually proves to be beneficial to the program in terms of scholarships. Villanova would have had to revoke a scholarship from one player because it has 3 recruits coming in next year, but only 2 scholarships to offer. Now that Armwood's scholarship is gone, the Cats won't have any problems in that regard, unless they continue their recruiting efforts on Amile Jefferson, who is still considering Villanova.

As for Isaiah, he is freakishly athletic, but he never really got into a rhythm at 'Nova. He struggled mightily offensively, although he did show some signs of promise. He played well defensively, but really needs to add some weight and strength to be competitive with the rest of the country. He is a raw talent and he will certainly find a place in another program's rotation.

With all that being said, we wish you luck in the future wherever you go Isaiah. (unless it's to another Big East school)

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