The Villanova captain will be a key as a senior in 2012-13
Wildcats of all eras honor the program's tradition at 2012 Banquet
Junior guard to enter his name into pool of candidates for June Draft
Wildcats, Alabama, Purdue and Oregon State will host early games
Wayns led the Wildcats with 26 points
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Villanova vs. No. Syracuse - Jan. 11, 2011
A skilled wing player who played a key role for the Wildcats in 2011-12 ... Scores off the dribble or from deep ... Can defend guards or forwards ... Rebounds well from his spot on the perimeter ... Announced he would forego his final season of eligibility to pursue a professional basketball career in April 2012.
2011-12 Season: Ranked second on the Wildcats in scoring at 12.5 ppg and his 57 3-point field goals led the squad ... Connected on .804 of his free throw attempts ... Started 30 games and averaged 30.5 minutes per contest ... Added 3.9 rebounds per game.
2011-12 BIG EAST Regular Season: Averaged 14.3 ppg while starting 17 of 18 contests in league play ... Contributed 3.3 rebounds per outing as well ... Reached double figures in points in eight of his last nine regular season contests ... Dropped in 15 points and collected three rebounds in a 77-71 win at Rutgers on March 1 ... Was the only Wildcat to reach double figures at Georgetown on Feb. 25, scoring 19 points in 37 minutes ... Produced his BIG EAST season high on Feb. 20, scoring 23 points to go with three assists and three rebounds against Connecticut ... Logged 42 minutes of action in the overtime contest ... Contributed 19 points, six rebounds and three assists in a career high 44 minutes against No. 23 Notre Dame on Feb. 18 ... Added 17 points, three assists and two steals in a 74-72 win over Providence on Feb. 7 ... Contributed 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes of play against Marquette on Jan. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Dropped in 20 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 79-76 win at St. John's on Jan. 21 ... Contributed 19 points, including 5-of-13 from beyond the arc, in an 82-78 loss at Cincinnati on Jan. 14 ... Established a new career high with four assists to go with 12 points on Jan. 11 against Syracuse ... His 20 points helped VU defeat DePaul for its first BIG EAST win of the season on Jan. 8 ... Dropped in 20 points to go with six rebounds in VU's BIG EAST opening 83-69 loss at West Virginia on Dec. 28.
2011-12 Postseason: Started each of Villanova's games in the Big East Tournament in New York City ... Added five points and eight rebounds in the two appearances.
2011-12 Non-Conference Highlights: His 14 points and seven rebounds helped lift VU overcome a sluggish first half offensive attack to post a 68-43 win over Boston University on Dec. 13 ... Added 10 points and five rebounds in a 78-67 loss at Temple on Dec. 10 ... Chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds in an 81-71 loss to No. Missouri on Dec. 6 ... Scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half to help the Wildcats hold off Delaware 79-69 on Nov. 18 ... Chipped 18 points, including a career high 12 free throws, to help VU hold off La Salle 76-69 on Nov. 15 ... His 41 minutes played were also a new career-best ... Established a new career-high with 27 points in just 28 minutes of a 106-70 win over Monmouth on Nov. 11 ... Also added six rebounds.
2010-11 Season: Appeared in 32 games and earned three starting assignments ... Averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in an average of 19.4 minutes per contest.
2010-11 Big East Regular Season: Averaged 5. 2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 17 appearances ... A knee injury suffered against Maryland on Jan. 15 caused him to miss the Jan. 17 game at Connecticut ... Chipped in with 11 points, including a trio of 3-point goals, in an 81-68 loss to St. John's on Feb. 26 ... Matched a career-high by grabbing nine rebounds in a 66-50 win over West Virginia on Feb. 5 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Made his second career start against Georgetown on Jan. 29 ... Added nine points and a season high nine rebounds in an 83-68 loss to Providence on Jan. 26 ... Returned to the lineup in an 83-72 win at Syracuse, logging eight minutes with three points ... Sank all six of his attempts from the field, including four from beyond the 3-point arc, to finish with 17 points in an 83-71 win at USF on Jan. 6 ... Matched a season-high with eight rebounds to go with nine points in an 81-65 win over Rutgers on Jan. 2.
2010-11 Post-season: Scored five points and collected two rebounds in a 70-69 loss to USF at the Big East Tournament on March 8 ... Logged 13 minutes without scoring in a 61-57 defeat to George Mason in NCAA Tournament second round action in Cleveland.
2010-11 Highlights: Pulled down eight rebounds in 26 minutes at Monmouth on Dec. 22 ... Sank four 3-point goals, including a pair of huge treys in the final minutes, to help VU rally to an 84-81 win at La Salle on Dec. 12 ... Finished with 14 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes of activity in the win over the Explorers ... Received his first career start on Dec. 8 against Penn ... Supplied 14 points, seven rebounds and a pair of steals in VU's 71-60 win over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 3 at the Pavilion ... Contibuted 10 points and six rebounds in VU's 78-68 loss to Tennessee in the finals of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Nov. 26 at Madison Square Garden ... Added six points and four rebounds in an 82-66 win over BU to help VU advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals at Madison Square Garden ... Scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field in an 84-47 victory over Marist on Nov. 16 ... Played 23 minutes in Villanova's season opening 68-52 win over Bucknell, contributing six points and six rebounds.
2009-10 Season: Appeared in all 33 games, averaging 13.5 minutes per contest ... Averaged 4.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... Connected on .453 of his field goal attempts.
2009-10 Big East Regular Season: Averaged 5.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per outing in 18 games ... Contributed eight points, two rebounds and two assists in a 68-66 overtime loss to West Virginia on March 6 ... Added five points and five rebounds in a 95-77 loss at Syracuse on Feb. 27 ... Delivered eight points and four rebounds in a 74-49 win over USF at the Pavilion on Feb. 24 ... Finished with six points and a pair of steals in a 103-90 loss at Georgetown on Feb. 6 ... Added seven points and three rebounds in an 81-71 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 2 ... Established a season high in points with 17 in his return to the state of New Jersey against Rutgers on Jan. 20 ... Scored nine points to go with six rebounds in a 99-72 win over DePaul on Jan. 6.
2009-10 Postseason: Chipped in with five points and seven rebounds in a 75-68 loss to St. Mary's on March 20 in NCAA Tournament second round action.
2009-10 Highlights: Added eight points in 11 minutes in VU's 97-89 win at Saint Joseph's on Dec. 9 ... Came up with six points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 17 minutes of a 95-86 win over Maryland on Dec. 6 at the BB&T Classic ... Provided 10 points, two rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes of action in an 81-63 win over La Salle at the Pavilion on Nov. 28 ... Also helped in the defensive effort against the Explorers' Rodney Green ... Notched a season high six rebounds in 17 minutes of a 79-67 win over Ole Miss in the final of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off ... Contributed seven points and three rebounds in a 71-65 win over Dayton on Nov. 20 in San Juan ... Added seven points and two rebounds in VU's 103-65 win over Penn at the Pavilion on Nov. 16 ... Contributed eight points and four rebounds in his college debut, an 84-61 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 13.
ST. ANTHONY'S HIGH SCHOOL
Earned recognition as an elite performer for coach Bob Hurley Sr. ... Averaged 14.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists a game as a senior in 2008-09 ... Named a McDonald's All-American and was ranked the No. 19 senior in the nation by ESPNU ... Was a first team all-state choice in New Jersey and was most valuable player of the Elite 24 All-Star game held at Rucker Park in New York City ... A member of the USA Basketball U18 squad that captured a silver medal in the summer of 2008.
Born on Jan. 2, 1991 in Jersey City, N.J. ... Parents are Melvin Cheek and Lendora Mickey ... Siblings include Gary Carlisle (16), Joshua Mickey (10) and Melvin Cheek (24) ... A Communication major at Villanova ... Chose VU in part for its outstanding academics.