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Villanova lands four-star 2018 guard

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 25: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats salutes the crowd after the game against the Creighton Bluejays at the Pavilion on February 25, 2017 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Wildcats defeated the Bluejays 79-63. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Villanova added its first recruit in the Class of 2018 on Wednesday night.

Jay Wright and his staff landed a verbal commitment from Paul VI Catholic High School’s Brandon Slater, a four-star guard by Rivals as the No. 42 overall prospect in the rising senior class.

The 6-foot-5 Slater announced his decision via Twitter.

Slater, according to Jeff Borzello of ESPN, picked the Wildcats over Maryland, Miami, South Carolina, and Virginia.

He is currently playing the Nike EYBL with Team Takeover, the same grassroots program that produced current Villanova guard Phil Booth.