The combination of Big East basketball, proximity to home, and some deep personal connections persuaded Pitman's Tim Delaney to commit to Villanova.
"I felt it in my gut," said Delaney, who will be a junior this fall and who was beginning to attract major recruiting during the NCAA's open period, which began Sunday. "I wanted to be close to home, and I knew Villanova was the right place for me."
The 6-foot-8 Delaney averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds last season as Pitman went 24-6 and reached the South Jersey Group 1 finals.
Delaney is a versatile player with a post game as well as the ability to face the basket and shoot from distance. He said he committed to Villanova on Monday.