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    Chicago Bulls and former Villanova Guard Ryan Arcidiacono

    Reags is joined this episode by current Chicago Bulls and former Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono to talk about his career and time at Villanova. Arcidiacono is a current two-way player and talks about what the life is like to be a part of two different locker rooms and how tough it can be travel wise to play multiple games in a matter of days. He also shares an absolutely hilarious story involving him, DeMarcus Cousins, a possible nickname and fouling. Ryan opens up about the differences in the college game and the NBA game.

    After that he talks about his time at Villanova and what the moment was like leading up to the final play to win the 2016 National Championship. He talks about how Jay Wright has turned Villanova into a national title contender nearly every year and if he saw the signs of Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges being stars back when they were freshmen. He also talks about the toughest places to play in the Big East and how the conference formed an identity as the ‘new’ Big East.

    Reags also spends some time to talk about both the Allonzo Trier and Michael Porter Jr., news. Allonzo Trier has been ruled ineligbile by the NCAA for testing positive for a banned substance. If you remember Trier missed about half of last year for the same thing. Trier tested positive for that in September of 2016, appealed and won, but the NCAA said he had to sit until everything was out of his system. Meanwhile Porter was cleared for basketball activities. Porter played just a few minutes in the season-opener and has been sidelined due to a back injury. When it was announced that he had the back injury pretty much everyone assumed we’d never see him in a Missouri jersey this year – or really ever.