Villanova and head coach Jay Wright officially have their newest recruit. Darryl Reynolds, a 6-foot-8 power forward of Lower Merion High School and Bala Cynwyd native, signed a national letter of intent making him a Wildcat.
“We are excited to welcome Darryl to the Villanova family,” Wright said in a statement released by the team. “Darryl was well-schooled at Lower Merion by his coach Gregg Downer and he has used his post-graduate year to continue to develop under the tutelage of Jamie Sullivan. He brings athleticism, rebounding and a commitment to becoming the best player he can be to Villanova. We believe Darryl’s best basketball is ahead of him.”
For the Wildcats, Reynolds will help to fill the void left by Mouphtaou Yarou and Maurice Sutton. The two big men combined for 13.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game last season.
Reynolds was a key member of the 2012 Lower Merion team that went to the PIAA Class AAAA Championship before losing to Chester. He averaged 11 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 shots blocked and was named All-State that season.
Reynolds, who spent a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy in Massachussettes, is one of three incoming freshman to a sign a letter of intent to Villanova. Josh Hart (6-5) and Kris Jenkins (6-6) have already agreed to join the Wildcats next season.