Nova commit Arcidiacono misses 2nd straight tournament

For the second time in two weeks, Villanova recruit Ryan Arcidiacono sat out of a high profile AAU tournament due to injury.

Over the weekend, the Neshaminy point guard missed the Orlando AAU Super Showcase due to a back muscle strain, according to PA Playaz head coach Gene Rice. The Playaz went 1-3 as they participated in the elite Gold Division, facing some of the nation’s top AAU teams.

Rice said the injury is not serious and he just wanted to be cautious. Arcidiacono missed the West Virginia Jam Fest from July 14-16 due to which he referred to at that time as a sore hip. Along with Rice, Arcidiacono had said he expected to play in Orlando.

“It’s just a little thing, so I’m taking my time. I’m just resting a bit.” Arcidiacono said two weeks ago.

In the team’s final game in Orlando, the Playaz played in front of a crowd that included Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun, Florida’s Billy Donovan and Villanova’s Jay Wright. In that game,, the Playaz climbed back from a 24-point deficit to get within three before falling to BABC, the top team in the nation.