Villanova 100, Marquette 90
The 2016 NCAA champions were recognized by the State House, State Senate and Governor Wolf
Villanova vs. Michigan - April 2, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Kansas - NCAA Final Four - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. West Virginia - Friday, March 23, 2018
Villanova vs Butler
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Marquette - Thursday, March 8, 2018
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.
2017-18 Overview: Emerged as a key piece of the Wildcats rotation, starting all 38 games he appeared in for the NCAA national champions ... Averaged 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in an average of 29.8 minutes per outing ... Connected on .533 of his field goal attempts ... Named the Philadelphia Big Five Most Improved Player ... Announced in April that he would return for his final season of college eligibility in 2018-19.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team ... Posted a nearly perfect effort in a 95-79 semifinal victory over Kansas, connecting on 10-of-11 field goal attempts to finish with 24 points ... His only official missed field goal attempt actually fell through the basket, only to be waved off by officials due to an expired shot clock ... Was tabbed to the NCAA East Region Team after helping lead the Wildcats in Boston ... Added 14 points to a 90-78 win over West Virginia in an NCAA Sweet 16 game in Boston on March 23 ... Contributed 11 points and five rebounds in an 87-61 win over Radford in an NCAA Tournament opening round contest on March 15.
2018 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT
Collected a season-high 13 rebounds in a 76=66 overtime win over Providence on Mar. 11 ... Notched his 1,000th collegiate point in the early minutes of an 87-68 win over Butler. Finisihed with 12 points and seven rebounds... Added 13 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes of a 94-70 quarterfinal victory over Marquette.
2017-18 REGULAR SEASON
Added 11 points and six rebounds at Creighton on Feb. 24 ... Posted a career high six assists to go with 11 points in a 95-79 win at Xavier on Feb. 17 ... Returned to the starting lineup after a two game absence (concussion) at Providence on Feb. 14, scoring eight points in 28 minutes ... Missed games vs. St. John’s (Feb. 7) and Butler (Feb. 10) due to a concussion ... Tied a season high with nine rebounds in an 85-82 win over Marquette on Jan. 28 in Milwaukee ... Supplied 17 points, five assists, four steals and three blocked shots to an 89-69 win over Providence on Jan. 23 ... Added 10 points, five rebounds and three steals to an 88-56 win at Georgetown on Jan. 17 .... Delivered 14 points, including a thundering first half slam, in an 89-65 win over No. 10 Xavier on Jan. 10 ... Notched a season high 19 points to help Villanova down Marquette 100-90 on Jan. 6 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Delivered 16 points, four assists, two steals and two rebounds as part of a 103-85 win at DePaul on Dec. 27 ... Contributed nine points and three rebounds to a 94-53 win at Saint Joseph’s ... Added 10 points and five rebounds in a 64-50 win over UNI on Nov. 24 ... His 13 points and six rebounds help the Wildcats rally past Tennessee 85-76 on Thanksgiving Day in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Scored 14 points and added eight rebounds to help life the Wildcats past Lafayette 104-57 on Nov. 17 ... ... Led the Wildcats with 15 points and added nine rebounds in a 75-60 opening night victory over Columbia.
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."