He is the first Wildcat since Randy Foye and Kyle Lowry in 2006 to be drafted in the first round
Bridges led the team with 20 points in loss to the Golden Eagles.
Photos from No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 8 Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 2017.
USATSI Gallery - No. 2 Villanova vs. Seton Hall
Photos from Villanova vs. St. John's at the Big East Tournament on 3/9/17.
Photos No. 1 Villanova @ Georgetown on March 4, 2017.
Feb. 25, 2017
A tough wing player with the skill to score in multiple ways ... Rebounds well from the guard position ... Brings a superior work ethic with him each time out ... Extremely versatile and can handle multiple positions.
2016-17 Overview: Became the first Wildcat to receive the Julius Erving Award honoring the nation's top small forward ... Named a consensus first team All-American by the Associated Press, Basketball Times. John R. Wooden Award, The Sporting News, United States Basketball Writers Association and USA Today ... Named the winner of the Senior CLASS Award ... Tabbed the BIG EAST and Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year ... Finished as the only Wildcat to record 1,900 or more points (1,921), 800 or more rebounds (812), 250 or more assists (266) and 150 or more steals (161).
2016-17 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Scored 19 points in his final collegiate game, a 65-62 loss to Wisconsin in the Round of 32 ... Averaged 15.0 points per game in two NCAA Tournament outings.
2016-17 BIG EAST Tournament: Earned the Dave Gavitt Award for the second time in three years as the event's Most Outstanding Player ... Helped the Wildcats to the third BIG EAST Tournament championship in program history ... s many seasons ... The BIG EAST Player of the Year ... His 29 points helped lead VU past Creighton 74-60 in the BIG EAST title game on March 11 at Madison Square Garden ... Scored a put-back basket with nine seconds left to help VU hold off Seton Hall 55-53 in the tournament semifinal ... Ended the night with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
2016-17 BIG EAST Regular Season: His 21 points helped lead the Wildcats past Georgetown 81-55 in the regular season finale on March 4 ... Notched the final points in the original Pavilion as part of a 16 point, seven rebound effort on Feb. 25 Senior Day in a win over Creighton .. Contributed 18 points and six rebounds in a 74-66 loss to Butler on Feb. 22 - the only on-campus loss he played a part of in four years (47-1) ... Scored 19 points to go with four rebounds in a 92-70 win at Seton Hall on Feb. 18 ... Tabbed BIG EAST Player of the Week for the fourth time on Feb. 13 ... Added 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals in a 73-57 win at Xavier on Feb. 11 ... Tallied 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists in a 75-64 win over Georgetown on Feb. 7 ... Delivered 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help lift the Wildcats past St. John's 92-79 at the Wells Fargo Center on Feb.. 4 ... Helped lead the Wildcats past Providence on Feb. 1 with 17 points and eight rebounds ... Named the BIG EAST Player of the Week on Jan. 23 ... Exploded for 25 points to go with six rebounds, four assists and a steal in a 78-68 victory over Providence on Jan. 21 in Philadelphia ... Tallied 20 points along with six rebounds and five assists in a 79-54 win over Xavier on Jan. 10 ... Connected on 8-of-13 field goal attempts to finish with 19 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in a 93-8 triumph over Marquette on Jan. 7 ... His fourth double-double of the season - 18 points, 10 rebounds - helped lift VU past No. 10 Creighton 80-70 on Dec. 31 ... Scored 10 points in the final 3:06, including a huge 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds left, to help VU down DePaul 68-65 on Dec. 28 ... Ended the night with 25 points and six rebounds.
2016-17 Non-Conference Highlights: Paced the Wildcats with 20 points and seven rebounds in a 90-48 win over American on Dec. 21 ... After scoring only two points in the game's first 19 minutes, scored 24 the rest of the way to lead VU pastTemple 78-57 on Dec. 13 ...Tabbed as Player of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association and BIG EAST after netting a career high 37 points to help lift VU past Notre Dame 74-66 on Dec. 10 ... Also brought down 11 rebounds and converted 10-of-14 field goal attempts ... His 21 points and eight assists helpe the Wilcats subdue La Salle 89-79 on Dec. 6 ...Recorded his first career triple-double and first by a Wildcat since 1986 by contributing 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to an 88-57 win over Saint Joseph's ... Did not start at Penn after being late to a weightlifting session ... Came off the bench to score 12 points and set a new career standard for assists with nine ... Recorded his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 63-47 win overthe College of Charleston ...Tabbed as the BIG EAST Player of the Week on Nov. 21 ...Named the 2016 Gildan Charleston Classic Most Valuable Player after scoring 15 points and grabbing five rebounds in a 67-57 win over UCF in the tournament final ... His career high 30 points helped lead VU past Wake Forest 96-77 on Nov. 18 ... Contributed 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists to a 76-65 win over Western Michigan.
2015-16 Overview: A unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection ... Named as one of 15 finalists for the John Wooden Award and one of five finalists for the Jerry West Award as the nation's top shooting guard ... Tabbed first team All-Philadelphia Big Five ... Paced the 2016 NCAA champion Wildcats in scoring at 15.5 points per game and his 6.8 rebounds per game topped all BIG EAST guards ... Scored his 1,000th career point in a victory at DePaul on Feb. 9 and has accumulated 1,248 points (11.3 ppg) and 582 rebounds (5.3 rpg) in 110 career games.
2015-16 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Averaged 17.5 points and eight rebounds per outing at the NCAA Final Four and was named to the All-Final Four unit ... His 23-point, eight carom effort helped lead the Wildcats to a 95-51 victory over Oklahoma in the April 2 national semifinal ... Added 13 points in a 64-59 win over Kansas on March 26 and was named to the All-South Region squad ... Led the Wildcats with 19 points in a March 20 NCAA Tournament victory over Iowa.
2015-16 BIG EAST Tournament: Tabbed to the BIG EAST All-Tournament team after scoring 17 points and collecting five rebounds in a 69-67 loss to Seton Hall in the title game on March 12 ... His 25 points led Villanova to an 81-67 win over Georgetown in a quarterfinal on March 10 at Madison Square Garden.
2015-16 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Tossed in 18 points to help lead the Wildcats past DePaul 83-62 on March 1 ... Connected on seven of eight field goals and finished with 19 points in an 89-79 win at Marquette on Feb. 27 ... Produced his eighth double-double of the campaign in a Feb. 20 win over Butler, scoring 22 points and adding 12 rebounds ... Surpassed the 1,000 career point plateau with 13:55 to play in the second half of an 86-59 victory over DePaul on Feb. 9 ... Finished with 18 points and five assists in that win in Rosemont, Ill. ... Contributed 14 points and 13 rebounds to a 72-60 win at Providence on Feb. 6 .... Tabbed to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for a second consecutive week after scoring 16 points and collecting 11 rebounds in a 68-53 win at St. John’s on Jan. 31 ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Jan. 25, after scoring 18 points against Providence ... Helped lead the Wildcats past Seton Hall with 15 points and 10 rebounds on Jan. 20 ... Recorded a double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds) to help VU down Georgetown 55 50 ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Jan. 11 ... Posted his third double-double in six games to help spark the Wildcats to a 60-55 win at Butler, scoring 22 points to go with 11 rebounds ... Delivered his second double-double of the campaign in a 72-63 win over Seton Hall, scoring 15 points to go with 10 assists ... Connected on 10-of-14 field goal attempts to finish with 25 points in a 85-71 win at Creighton on Jan. 2 ... Contributed 15 points in 15 minutes of action in a Dec. 31 95-64 win over Xavier on Dec. 31.
2015-16 Non-Conference Highlights: Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 28 ... Gathered in a career high 14 rebounds to go with 18 points to lead a 78-48 win over Delaware on Dec. 22 ... Led the Wildcats with 18 points and six rebounds in a 76-47 win over La Salle on Dec. 13 ... Contributed 18 points and a game high nine rebounds in an 86-72 win at Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 1 ... Tallied all 13 of his points after halftime to help lead VU to a 69-52 victory over Georgia Tech in the final of the NIT Season Tipoff ... Selected to the NIT Season Tipoff All-Tournament Team ... Added 10 points and nine rebounds to a 59-45 win over Stanford on Thanksgiving Day at Barclays Center ... Named BIG EAST and Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week on Nov. 23 ... Established a new career high with 27 points to go with nine rebounds in a 75-56 victory over Akron on Nov. 22 in the NIT Season Tipoff ... His 19 points led Villanova in its 87-63 win over Nebraska on Nov. 17 at the Pavilion ... Added 10 points and six rebounds in the opening night 91-54 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.
2014-15 Overview: Tabbed BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year ... Averaged 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in his sophomore campaign ... Connected on .515 of his field goal attempts and .464 of his attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. NCAA Tournament: Collected eight rebounds and added seven points in 93-52 win over Lafayette on Mar. 19 in the second round.
2015 Big East Tournament Highlights: Received the Dave Gavitt Most Outstanding Player Award after scoring 15 points to help lead the Wildcats past Xavier ... Connected on 21-of-29 field goal attempts over the three days, including 9-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc ... Delivered a second straight 7-of-10 effort from the field, scoring 18 points, to help the Wildcats down Providence 63-61 on March 13 in a semifinal ... Drained his first five attempts from the field, including four from beyond the 3-point arc, and went on to finish with a game-high 20 points in an 84-69 quarterfinal victory over Marquette.
2014-15 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Ranked second in the BIG EAST in 3-point field goal percentage (.442) for all games to Sterling Gibbs ... Contributed 13 points and five rebounds to a 105-68 win over St. John's on March 7 ... Logged 33 minutes in a 76-72 win at Creighton, scoring nine points and adding five rebounds ... Helped key an 87-76 win at Marquette on Feb. 21 with 12 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes of activity ... Pulled down 10 rebounds to go with four points and four assists in an 80-54 victory over Seton Hall on Feb. 16 ... Overcame a virus to contribute 10 points, including a pair of huge second half 3-point goals, to help lift the Wildcats past Providence 74-68 on Feb. 11 ... Was in the starting lineup for the second time of the season in a 69-53 win over Georgetown on Feb. 7 ... Contributed 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field ... Logged 25 minutes in a 70-52 win over Marquette in which he contributed 11 points and six rebounds ... Added nine points and two rebounds in a 68-55 win over DePaul on Jan. 31 at Allstate Arena ... Contributed 10 points and a steal at Gerogetown on Jan. 19 at the Verizon Center ... Added 15 points and seven rebounds, including five at the offensive end, to help key an 88-75 win over Xavier on Jan. 14 ... Contributed nine points, four rebounds and two steals in an 81-64 victory over DePaul on Jan. 10 ... Added 10 points to a 90-72 Villanova win at St. John's on Jan. 6.
2014-15 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed eight points and four rebounds in his first career start against NJIT on Dec. 23 ... Named Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week and to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Dec. 15 ... Drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds in regulation to help VU rally from a five point deficit in the final seconds of regulation of an 82-77 win over Syracuse ... Finished the day with 21 points, including 9-of-11 at the free throw line ... Established a new career-high with 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting in an 85-62 win over Temple ... Added seven rebounds ... Led the Wildcats with seven rebounds and added 10 points in 23 minutes of action in a 73-59 win against Illinois on Dec. 9 ... Matched a season-high with 12 points and eight caroms in a 74-46 victory over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 6 at the Pavilion ... Picked up a season high 12 points in an 84-70 win over La Salle on Dec. 3 ... Contributed 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal to a 78-47 victory over Delaware on Nov. 30 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Was a force off the bench for the Wildcats against Michigan on Nov. 25, contributing eight points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes of activity ... Contributed 10 points and five rebounds to a 77-53 win over VCU in Brooklyn on Nov. 24 ... Added eight points, three steals, three rebounds, and three assists in 24 minutes of activity in the win over UMES at the Pavilion ... Supplied six points, seven rebounds and three steals in 24 minutes of action against Lehigh on Nov. 14 at PPL Center in Allentown.
2013-14 Overview: Named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... Averaged 7.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per outing while appearing in all 34 games as a reserve ... A three-time choice as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
2013-14 NCAA Tournament: Added 11 points and three rebounds to a 73-53 victory over Milwaukee in the second round ... Collected three rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes of activity in a 77-65 loss to eventual champion Connecticut in the third round.
2013-14 BIG EAST Tournament: Supplied 18 points and eight rebounds in a 64-63 loss to Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal on March 13.
2013-14 BIG EAST Regular Season: Named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team on March 9 ... Added six points, four rebounds and two assists in a 77-59 win over Georgetown on March 8 ... Sank two key free throws with 19.3 seconds remaining to help VU hold off Xavier 77-70 on March 6 ... Finished with six points and four rebounds ... Contributed 13 points and four rebounds to help the Wildcats defeat Marquette 73-56 on Mar. 2 ... Provided eight points and eight rebounds to help spark a 67-48 win over Butler on Feb. 26 ... Added six points anf four rebounds in 21 minutes of a 57-54 win over St. John's on Feb. 22 ... Chipped in with six points, four rebounds and two assists in a 90-74 win at Temple on Feb. 1 ... Earned a BIG EAST Honor Roll nod on Jan. 20 ... Posted his eighth straight game in double figures when he scored 13 points to go with five rebounds and two steals in a win over DePaul ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the third time on Jan. 13 ... Added 14 points and five rebounds in a 74-67 win at St. John's on Jan. 11 ... Contributed 11 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals in an 83-67 win at Seton Hall on Jan. 8 ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Jan. 5 ... Added 10 points and six rebounds to help the Wildcats down Providence 91-61 on Jan. 5 at the Pavilion ... Connected on 4-of-5 from the field for 10 points in a 76-73 overtime win at Butler.
2013-14 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed 10 points, two rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes of activity at Syracuse ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Dec. 23 after leading Wildcats to an 88-67 victory over Rider with 19 points and five rebounds ... Connected on 7-of-8 field goal attempts ... Provided a major spark in a 73-52 win over La Salle on Dec. 15, contributing 13 points and five rebounds in relief of James Bell... Added six points and seven rebounds in a 98-68 win at Saint Joseph's in 22 minutes of activity ... Gave VU a huge lift off the bench with 14 points and five rebounds in an 88-83 overtime victory over No. 23 Iowa in the finals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 30 ... Chipped in with two big triples and six rebounds in 63-59 win over No. 2 Kansas ... Added six points and five rebounds in the win over Delaware on Nov. 22 .... Contributed seven points, three rebounds and a steal in a 78-44 win over Towson on Nov. 17 ... Posted his first career double-double in a win over Mount St. Mary's, scoring 17 points and grabbing a team high 11 rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench ... Logged 20 minutes in his collegiate debut on Nov. 8, scoring four points on 1-of-4 shooting from the field.
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Helped lead Sidwell to a 22-9 record as a senior ... Listed as the nation's No. 82 prospect in the class of 2013 in ESPN's Top 100... Named first team All-Met by the Washington Post ... His current Villanova teammate, Kris Jenkins, was also on the All-Met first team ... Averaged 24.3 points, 13.4 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as a senior ... Played his AAU Basketball for Team Takeover ... Averaged 20.6 points and 11.6 rebounds as a junior for Sidwell Friends in 2011-12 ... Announced his intention to attend Villanova in October of 2012 and signed his national letter of intent in November ... Also considered Rutgers and Penn State.
Parents are Moses and Pat Hart ... Has two siblings, Moses Joseph Hart and Aimee Hart ... Born March 6, 1995 in Silver Spring, Md.