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Mikal Bridges
Mikal  Bridges

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Malvern, Pa.

High School:
Great Valley

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 210

Position:
Guard/Forward

Birthdate:
08/30/1996

04/02/2018

Champions Again! Wildcats Top Michigan, 79-62

Donte DiVincenzo drops 31 points in the championship game

02/18/2017

No. 2 Villanova clinches tie for BE regular-Season crown

01/24/2017

No. 1 Wildcats Fall to Marquette, 74-72

Bridges led the team with 20 points in loss to the Golden Eagles.

11/23/2016

Hart, Jenkins lead Villanova past Charleston, 63-47

06/07/2016

Wildcats Honored in State Capitol

The 2016 NCAA champions were recognized by the State House, State Senate and Governor Wolf

04/02/2018

Villanova vs. Michigan: National Championship Gallery (USATSI)

Villanova vs. Michigan - April 2, 2018

03/31/2018

Villanova vs. Kansas (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Kansas - NCAA Final Four - Saturday, March 31, 2018

03/10/2018

Villanova vs. Providence (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Providence - Saturday, March 10, 2018

03/09/2018

Villanova vs Butler (USATSI)

Villanova vs Butler

03/08/2018

Villanova vs. Marquette (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Marquette - Thursday, March 8, 2018

VILLANOVA

A deft shooter with intriguing athleticism and the ability to contribute at multiple positions ... Brings long-range shooting skill ... Has seen his role expand in each of his two seasons in uniform, first as a key reserve on the Wildcats' 2016 NCAA championship unit and then as a starter on its 2017 BIG EAST titlists.

2017-18 Overview: Started all 40 games for the Wildcats, averaging 17.7 points and 5.3 rebounds for the 2018 NCAA national champions ... Tallied 1,311 points in three Wildcats seasons after accepting a redshirt in 2014-15.

2017-18 Honors:

Third Team All-American (Associated Press)

Julius Erving Award

All NCAA Final Four Team

Dave Gavitt Trophy, Most Outstanding Player at BIG EAST Tournament

First Team All-BIG EAST

First Team Philadelphia Big Five

2018 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Averaged 17.2 ppg over the course of six NCAA Tournament contests .... Despite playing with a bruised hip, scored 19 points to help lead Villanova past Michigan 79-62 in the NCAA Championship game in San Antonio ... Added 16 points and six rebounds to a 90-78 win over West Virginia on March 23 ... Scored 22 of his 23 points in the second half to ignite an 81-58 victory over Alabama in the Round of 32 on March 17. 2018 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT

Drained two clutch 3-pointers on his way to 25 points in a 76-66 title game win over Providence ... Continued his red-hot play with 18 points in a semfinal victory over Butler ... Added a game-high 25 points and eight rebounds to a 94-70 victory over Marquette in quarterfinal action on March 8.

2017-18 REGULAR SEASON

Led the Wildcats with 24 points and six rebounds in a 97-73 win over Georgetown on Mar. 3 ... Recorded his second career double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 69-68 win at Seton Hall on Feb. 28 ... Contributed 18 points and four rebounds at Creighton on Feb. 24 ... Tallied 25 points and three rebounds in a 93-62 win over DePaul on Feb. 21 ... Delivered a brilliant game at No. 4 Xvier on Feb. 17 ... Finished with 25 points and earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors two days later ... Contributed 19 points and seven rebounds before fouling out of a 76-71 loss at Providence on Feb. 14 ... Registered a season high five assists to go with 10 points in an 86-75 win over Butler on Feb. 10 ... Scored his 1,000th career point on Feb. 7 as part of an 11 point effort against St. John’s ... Added 17 points, including a highlight reel first half dunk, to a 92-76 win over Seton Hall ... Picked up a key offensive rebound to help VU secure an 85-82 win at Marquette ... Finished with 16 points and four rebounds .... Registered his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds on Jan. 13 in a win at St. John’s ... Delivered 18 points and seven rebounds in a 100-90 win over Marquette on Jan. 6 ... Led the Wildcats with 20 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 103-85 win at DePaul in the BIG EAST opener on Dec. 27 ... Delivered 20 points, five assists and three blocked shots to help lead VU past Hofstra 95-71 on Dec. 22 ... Posted new career highs in points (28) and 3-point field goals mad (5) in an 88-72 victory over Gonzaga on Dec. 5 at the Jimmy V Classic ... His slam dunk off a drive into the lane in the second half brought the crowd at Madison Square Garden to its feet ... Led the Wildcats with 18 points and seven rebounds in a career high 40 minutes in a 64-50 win over UNI on Nov. 24 ... Scored 21 points while connecting on 7-of-10 field goal attempts to help lift VU past Tennessee 85-76 on Thanksgiving Day ...Hit a new career high in points and 3-pointers made on Nov. 17 vs. Lafayette, scoring 24 points and sinking all six of his 3-point attempts .... Established a new career high with 23 points to go with six rebounds, five steals, four assists and four blocked shots in a 113-77 win over Nicholls on Nov. 14.

2016-17 Overview: Entered the starting lineup in place of Phil Booth on Nov. 18 and remained there for the duration of the campaign, earning 33 starting assignments ... Named a co-winner of the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year award with teammate Josh Hart and Khyri Thomas of Creighton ... Also selected to the second team All-Philadelphia Big Five ... Averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest while connecting on 54 percent of his field goal attempts and 39 percent of his attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.

2016-17 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Scored 13 points to help lead the Wildcats to a first round win over Mount St. Mary's.

2016-17 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Limited to one minute of action vs. St. John's by a stomach virus in the BIG EAST Tournament ... Returned to the starting lineup for a 55-53 semifinal win over Seton Hall ... Scored five points and added five rebounds in a the title game win over Creighton.

2016-17 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Contributed 12 points and seven rebounds to an 81-55 win at Georgetown on March 4 ... Added 11 points, eight rebounds and a career high tying five steals in a 79-63 win over Creighton on Feb.. 25 ... Pitched in with 15 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 92-70 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 18 ... Added 14 points, five rebounds, four steals, three blocked shots and two assists to a 92-79 victory over St. John's on Feb. 4 ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Jan. 30 after averaging 17.5 ppg in the previous week ... Helped lead VU past Virginia 61-59 with 15 points, five rebounds and two steals ... Scored a career high 20 points to go with six rebounds and two steals at Marquette on Jan. 24 ... Supplied 15 points and four assists in a 78-68 win over Providence at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 21 ... His 12 points and three rebounds help VU down St. John's 70-57 on Jan. 14 ... Contributed 15 points, four assists and four rebounds in a 93-81 victory over Marquette on Jan. 7.

2016-17 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed 15 points and four assists to a 90-48 win over American on Dec. 21 ... Added eight points, six rebounds and two steals to a 74-66 win over Notre Dame on Dec. 10 ... Scored 16 points and four rebounds, two assists an two steals in 33 minutes of an 89-79 victory over La Salle on Dec. 6 ... Contributed 10 points, five rebounds and three steals in an 82-57 win at Penn on Nov. 29 ... Added eight points, five rebounds and three assists in a 63-47 victory over the College of Charleston on Nov. 3 ... Dropped in 19 points to go with seven rebounds, and a pair of blocked shots in his first college starting assignment, a 96-77 victory over Wake Forest on Nov. 18 ... Added two key free throws in the final minute of a 79-76 win at Purdue on Nov. 14 ... Grabbed a game high eight rebounds to go with 16 points in an 88-48 win over Lafayette to open the season.

2015-16 Overview: Emerged as a critical rotation component for the Wildcats, often wreaking havoc with his length at the top of the Wildcats' 1-2-2 three-quarter court pressure ... Averaged 6.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game while appearing in all 40 contests.

2015-16 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Supplied 11 points and a pair of rebounds to a 95-51 national semifinal victory over Oklahoma on April 2 at Houston's NRG Stadium ... His five steals, six points, and three rebounds in 26 minutes of action were pivotal to VU’s 64-59 win in the NCAA Elite Eight over Kansas ... Supplied six points and two rebounds to Villanova’s 87-68 win over Iowa in the NCAA Tournament second round in Brooklyn on March 20 .... Added 12 points and four rebounds in 26 minutes of an 86-56 win over UNC Asheville on March 18 in the NCAA Tournament.

2015-16 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Played a key role in Villanova’s near comeback against Seton Hall on March 12, logging 27 minutes and contributing eight points and six boards along with stellar perimeter defense ...  Helped Villanova defeat Providence 76-68 in a BIG EAST Tournament semifinal on March 11 with eight points and five rebounds in 19 minutes of activity.

2015-16 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Added nine points, four rebounds and two steals in 18 minutes of a 73-63 win over St.. John’s on Feb. 13 ... Provided a huge lift for the Wildcats in a 68-53 win at St. John’s, scoring a season high 13 points ... Added 10 points, three rebounds and two blocked shots in a 72-71 win at Seton Hall ... Supplied nine points to help the Wildcats pull away from Marquette 83-68 at the Pavilion on Jan. 13 ... .Played a key role in the Wildcats’ 60-55 win at Butler, scoring seven points, including a highight reel dunk to go with five rebounds and two blocked shots ... Scored seven points, including a pair of key second half free throws to help fuel a 72-63 win over Seton Hall on Jan. 6.

2015-16 Non-Conference Highlights: Added seven points, five rebounds and two steals to a 77-57 win over Penn on Dec. 28 ... Supplied eight points and three rebounds in a 78-48 win over Delaware on Dec. 22 ... Contributed 12 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots in 22 minutes of a 76-47 win over La Salle at the Pavilion on Dec. 13 ... Added five points, six rebounds and three steals in a season high 27 minutes against Oklahoma on Dec. 7 ... Supplied seven points and six rebounds to the cause in a Thanksgiving Day victory over Stanford at the NIT Season Tipoff ... Provided a major spark for the Wildcats in a Nov. 22 win over Akron with seven points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists ... Added six points and pair of steals in a Nov. 20 win over ETSU ... Chipped in with four points and two assists in 15 minutes of an 87-63 win over Nebraska on Nov. 17 ... Saw his first regular season action as a Wildcat on Nov. 13, scoring eight points and collecting five rebounds in a 91-54 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.

2014-15 Overview: Spent the season practicing with the squad as a red-shirt who did not see game action ... Appeared in both exhibition contests as a reserve ... Logged 14 minutes in both appearances ... Chipped in with three points, three rebounds and four blocked shots in the 93-50 victory over Northwood on Nov. 4. GREAT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Named first team All-State in Class AAAA in Pennsylvania as a senior ... In 2013-14 he averaged 18.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals per contest ... Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer's All-Southeastern Pa., boys basketball first team ... Averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior in 2012-13 ... Concluded his Great Valley career with 1,340 points, 511 rebounds, 181 assists, 158 blocked shots, and 97 steals. Great Valley posted a 69-11 record (.863) during his varsity career ... Made an oral commitment to attend Villanova in June of 2013 ... Listed as the No. 82 player by ESPNU in the Prep Senior Class of 2014.

PERSONAL

Born Aug. 30, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Parents are Tyneeha Rivers and Jack Devine ... Siblings are Eric Bridges (26), Jack Bridges (16) and Korey Bridges (13).

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