Daniel Ochefu had 21 points and nine rebounds, JayVaughn Pinkston scored 18 points and No. 4 Villanova rolled to its 12th straight victory, 105-68 over St. John’s on Saturday.
The 6-5 Pinkston is undersized but plays bigger than his height. After averaging 13.3 points and 5.0 rebounds last year as a sophomore, it’s time for Pinkston to emerge as one of the better players in the Big East as a junior.
Villanova has a slew of players that could eventually turn into decent contributors at the Big East level — but most of them are unproven.
Villanova will need a nightly double-double from their junior big man once they hit the Big East.
After losing seniors Corey Fisher, Corey Stokes, and Antonio Pena, Villanova will have five first-year players — all of whom figure to have a prominent role in coach Jay Wright’s rotation.