The 2016 NCAA champions were recognized by the State House, State Senate and Governor Wolf
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Nicholls State - Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
USATSI Gallery - Columbia at Villanova
Photos from No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 8 Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 2017.
Photos from Villanova vs. St. John's at the Big East Tournament on 3/9/17.
Feb. 25, 2017
A gifted athlete who took home the Atlantic Ten Conference's Rookie of the Year honor in 2014-15 at Fordham University ... Became a key part of the rotation in 2016-17 ... Brings long distance shooting range along with an ability to score and rebound on the interior.
2016-17 Overview: Became a key part of what was often a seven man rotation for the Wildcats ... Averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 21.7 minutes per game ... Connected on .513 of his field goal attempts.
2016-17 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Averaged 9.5 ppg in a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
2016-17 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Played superb defense in final minutes against Angel Delgado to help VU prevail 55-53 in a BIG EAST Tournament semifinal against Seton Hall on March 10 ... Dropped in 17 points to go with five rebounds in 31 minutes of a 108-67 win over St. John's in a BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal.
2016-17 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Notched a season high 19 points to help lead the Wildcats past Creighton 79-63 on Feb.. 25 .... In his fifth start of the season contributed nine points and two rebounds in a 92-70 win at Seton Hall on Feb. 18 in Newark, N.J. ... Added seven points and five caroms to a 75-62 win at DePaul on Feb. 13 ... Made his second start of the season on Feb 11 at Xavier and supplied six points and three rebounds ... Blocked a season-high four shots in a 92-79 victory over St. John's on Feb. 4 ... Logged a season high 29 minutes and contributed 12 points and six rebounds to a 66-57 win at Providence on Feb. 1 ... Provided nine critical points to go with four rebounds in a 70-57 win over St. John's on Jan. 14 .... Added six points and four rebounds to a 93-81 win over Marquette on Jan. 7 ... Chipped in with eight points and four rebound in 23 minutes of action in an 80-70 victory at Creighton on Dec. 31.
2016-17 Non-Conference Highlights: His 15 points and six caroms helped the Wildcats past American 90-48 on Dec. 21 ... Provided 12 points and six rebounds in a 78-57 victory over Temple on Dec. 13 ... Provided a lift with eight points, three rebounds and a blocked shot in a 74-66 victory over No. 23 Notre Dame on Dec. 10 ... Contributed 10 points and four rebounds to an 88-57 win over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 3 at the Pavilion ... Earned his first Villanova starting assignment on Nov. 23 against the College of Charleston ... Scored eight points and added five rebounds ... Offered 17 points in 23 minutes as the Wildcats downed Western Michigan 76-65 on Nov. 17 in Charleston, S.C. ... Supplied 11 points in just nine minutes of action to help the Wildcats down No. 15 Purdue on Nov. 14 at Mackey Arena ... Came off the bench to supply seven points and seven rebounds in an 88-48 win over Lafayette in the regular season opener on Nov. 11.
2015-16 Overview: Practiced each day with the 2015-16 NCAA national champions but did not appear in games as a transfer student.
2015 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year... Started 27 games at guard for the Rams (missed four games due to injury)... Averaged 15.9 ppg, tops on the team and tenth in the Atlantic 10, and 5.5 rpg, third best on squad... Twice named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week... Opened collegiate career with 31 points and ten rebounds against New York Tech, setting a Fordham record for most points by a freshman in his debut (11/13/14)... Named A-10 Rookie of the Week on Nov. 17... Finished with 25 points, shooting 9-16 from the field, and six rebounds versus UMES (11/29/14)... Also scored 25 points at La Salle (1/17/15)... Netted 24 points and added eight rebounds at Richmond (2/11/15)... Finished with 22 points and three rebounds in win over Saint Louis (2/7/15)... Scored 21 points and added four rebounds in win at George Mason (2/18/15)... Netted 20 points and added seven rebounds against Dayton (1/10/15)... Scored 19 points and added three rebounds in win over Siena (12/1/14)... Also finished with 19 points and added nine rebounds at Rhode Island (1/7/15)... Scored 19 points in 26 minutes at Dayton (2/1/15)... Netted 19 points and added four rebounds in home loss to Rhode Island (1/28/15)... Scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds against George Washington (1/22/15)... Also finished with 17 points and added three rebounds in home loss to UMass (2/4/15)... Netted 16 points and added eight rebounds and three assists against UMass Lowell (11/23/14)... Also had 16 points to go with three rebounds and three steals at Saint Joseph's (1/14/15)... Finished with 15 points and five rebounds in win over Monmouth (12/10/14)... Scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds in win over Howard (12/28/14)... Dropped in 15 points and added six rebounds in VCU game (1/4/15)... Netted 14 points and added eight rebounds at St. John's (12/14/14)... Finished with 14 points and seven rebounds at Davidson (2/21/15).
DOBBS FERRY HIGH SCHOOL
Attended St. Thomas More Prep in Oakdale, Conn., in 2013-14, where he played for head coach Jere Quinn... Named NEPSAC AAA Player of the Year at St. Thomas More... Also named First Team All-NEPSAC... Helped St. Thomas More advance to the National Prep School Championship title game... Spent three years at Dobbs Ferry High School where he played for head coach Scott Patrillo... Averaged 26.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists to earn state Class B player of the year honors as a junior in 2012-13... Led the Eagles into the Section 1 finals.... Named Westchester County's Mr. Basketball, becoming just the fourth junior to win the award, joining Elton Brand, Ben Gordon and Jabarie Hinds... Averaged 20 points and nine rebounds per game as a sophomore at Dobbs Ferry... Named MVP of the 2012 Metro Classic, an annual all-star game featuring the top players from the city and the suburbs, in the summer following his sophomore year, scoring 35 points in the contest... Also led his "The City" AAU program to a title at the July 15U championship in Little Rock, Ark., that summer.
PERSONAL Born Nov. 4, 1996 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. ... Parents are Juan Eric Paschall and Cecelia Brooks-Paschall ... Siblings are Ellen, Eudora and Tia.
Jay Wright on Eric Paschall: "We're really excited to add a player of Eric's caliber to our basketball family. Eric has been very well coached by Jere Quinn at St. Thomas More and Tom Pecora. He is also an outstanding student and a dynamic offensive player whose skills are an excellent fit for our team."