Kennedy to transfer from Villanova after all

Markus Kennedy will indeed be transferring from Villanova’s basketball program after all.

Nearly a month ago, the sophomore forward had announced his intention to leave the Main Line after only one season. Then, according to sources, Kennedy decided he might want to reconsider. But after talking to coach Jay Wright, he’s moving on.

“We had a good talk,” said Wright. “He’s a wonderful kid. I respect his decision, and support it. We wish him nothing but the best.”

Kennedy averaged 3.0 points and 4.4 rebounds coming off the bench in close to 20 minutes a game last season. Sources have confimred that Kennedy’s primary reason for moving on were concerns over playing time and how he’d be utilized in Villanova’s guard-oriented offense.

As far as big men go, the Wildcats return senior center Mouphtaou Yarou, their third-leading scorer and top rebounder, and Maurice Sutton, who was starting at the end of last season but is probably more effective getting shorter stints in a reserve role. They also will have incoming freshman forward Daniel Ochefu, who is expected to offer some immediate help.