Mark Armstrong makes verbal commitment to Villanova

Mark Armstrong

Class of 2022 guard Mark Armstrong has verbally committed to Villanova University he announced tonight on Instagram.


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The 6-foot-3 Saint Peter’s Prep guard is one of the smoothest and most polished players out of New Jersey.

Armstrong will join Rutgers Prep alumni Trey Patterson, now with the team since graduating early and heading to campus in January.

Head coach Jay Wright also has New Jersey and Ranney School product Bryan Antoine in the rotation.

The next closest options for Armstrong out of his final choices in terms of proximity were Rutgers and Seton Hall.

According to an Instagram Live with The Front Office after making his announcement, it was the connection he felt with Villanova head coach Jay Wright that set the Wildcats apart from other schools.

Villanova is not a culture known to promote or produce one-and-done products. Mark mentioned wanting to fill in the footsteps of players like Jalen Brunson, Collin Gillespie, and Ryan Arcidiacono.

“I’m here to stay, it’s gonna be a journey with me”, was Mark’s message to Villanova fans on the Instagram Live session.

That comment hints at his willingness to be a four-year product like the aforementioned Villanova standouts.

Villanova finished 18-7 this season and won two NCAA Tournament games before losing to eventual champion Baylor in the Sweet 16.


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