Rising Star: Villanova Guard Phil Booth

By Andrew Kahn
In Villanova’s second-round loss to North Carolina State in last year’s NCAA Tournament, Phil Booth came off the bench and hit 3-of-4 three-pointers in 14 minutes. He and Darrun Hilliard were the only Wildcats to connect from downtown or, for the most part, from anywhere on the court. But in crunch time, Villanova coach Jay Wright stuck with Dylan Ennis, the starter and upperclassman, over the freshman Booth. Ennis finished 2-of-12 from the field and missed all six of his long-range attempts, including an open look that would have given Villanova the lead with 15 seconds left.
Wright brought

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