CPP Top 100: #81 Mikal Bridges

Mikal Bridges

Villanova

G 6’7 210

RS Junior

2016-17 Stats: 9.8 Ppg, 4.6 Rpg, 2.0 Apg

 

Why Are They Here?

Mikal is on this list for his ability to basically do anything you ask of him. He can get to the basket with ease, or show off his sweet

3 point stroke if you give him too much space (39%). He also gets in done on the defensive end, as he led his wildcat team with 1.7

steals and .9 blocks per game last season. His athleticism at 6’7 makes him a tough matchup for most of the guards not only in the

big east, but in the country.

Role on This Year’s Team

Mikal returns this year with his teammate Jalen Brunson as they aim for yet another deep run in the NCAA tournament. Mikal

gets thrown into a leadership role this year as both Josh Hart and former national championship hero, Kris Jenkins,

have graduated. He now has even higher expectations, and has to put up even better numbers than he had provided the prior

year. He should have a great supporting cast to work with this year however, with former 5 star guard Phil Booth coming back

from injury as well as Omari Spellman coming back from being ruled academically ineligible, to go with yet another Jay Wright

stacked recruiting class.

College Season/ NBA Prospects

Some people around the college basketball world were shocked to hear that Bridges decided to returned for his Junior year with

the wildcats. His physical tools and body is what NBA scouts are looking for in a player. He has already been placed in the first

round of DraftExpress.com’s 2018 mock draft at number 16, and is expected to rise if he performs well in the 2017-18 season.

 

 

Jake Verboven