Arizine Tuesday: Justin Moore targets a comeback in late December (September 20)

It’s customary to feature a Villanova mug as the lead image for your daily Arizin photo, but for our less experienced friends on Twitter and social media who may have missed it, we have to open with a big update from John Fanta on Tuesday afternoon.

A Fox Sports Big East basketball reporter sat down with Moore for an interview. Dressed and dressed, Moore shared with Fanta that he’s looking forward to making a comeback in December. Although he gave some positive signs of recovery and rehabilitation in a summer update, this is particularly promising news and well before early recovery forecasts predicted a possible comeback in January.

It was also nice to hear that a couple of NBA stars reached out and that former teammate Colin Gillespie, who is also having an injury relapse of his own, was also offering some words of encouragement.

Moore averaged 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists last season, while shooting 39.7% overall and 35.6% from depth. He showed overall growth in his game as a rookie and rose as a great defensive asset as well as his ability to score. Moore was instrumental in helping the cats return to the Final Four.

He tore his Achilles in the last minute of the Elite Eight’s victory over Houston, helping the Cats try to shut things down for the Cougars in a defensive battle.

About nine weeks after that, he got off his walking shoes and got into rehab procedures.

Late December can’t come soon enough, and hopefully Moore’s road to recovery remains smooth and as planned.

Until then, it will definitely be interesting to see how the Cats manage without him in the early part of the season, and then what they look like as a team once he’s back in the squad.

In the meantime, here are your daily links:

2022-23 Big East Men’s Basketball Team Preview: Villanova Wildcats | unknown eagle
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College Basketball 2022-23 Countdown: No. 14 Vilanova | FOX Sports
Vilanova will face the new season without Jay Wright, but that talent is in the 14th pre-season from John Fanta.

Five tips from the proposed NBA draft age reduction and how it might affect college basketball – CBSSports.com
There will be major repercussions as the NBA finally moves to change the enlistment eligibility age

If NBA Enlistment Age Falls, College Basketball Will Feel the Effects – Sports Illustrated
The NBA is expected to allow 18-year-olds to enter the draft, which will change NCAA recruitment and program building.

Former high school basketball star Emoni Bates arrested after a gun was found in the car he was driving | ESPN
Emonie Bates was arrested after deputies sheriffs discovered a firearm in the car he was driving. The former high school star moved from Memphis to eastern Michigan this summer.

(Subscription Required) Why It’s a Great Thing for College Basketball for the NBA to Finish One Game and Done – The Athletic
The NBA is expected to lower the minimum enlistment age to 18.

Men’s Soccer: Dickey and Benedict Honored by BIG EAST – Villanova University
Dickey is the Big East goalkeeper of the week, and Benedictson lands on the conference honor roll.