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Amarillo High four-star guard Brendan Hausen commits to Villanova

Sandies all-time leading scorer
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 12:08 AM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo High’s all-time leading scorer as a junior, Brendan Hausen, announced his commitment to the Villanova Wildcats on social media Monday night. The 6′5″ combo guard strengthens Villanova head coach Jay Wright’s 2022 recruiting class.

”He (Jay Wright) came in here and was wild with how I led my team and how selfless I was doing these little things that sometimes takes guys three years to learn at Villanova,” said Hausen. “He said that I looked ready to go and I should fall right into place at Villanova.”

As a junior last season, Hausen led the Sandies to the UIL 5A State Semifinals where they fell short to Kimball 60-56 in overtime. Amarillo finished the season (24-4). Hausen averaged 17.6 points per game, knocking down 90 three-pointers and dishing out 96 assists.

“These guys are my brothers, my best friends. I’ve been playing with them since I was little,” said Hausen. “I think the neatest thing is also hearing from former players and former guys that have been through what I’ve been through. Been through this program. Just shows the culture that Coach Pillion has created here and the culture that these guys have left here.”

This doubles Jay Wright’s recruiting class as Hausen joins four-star guard Mark Armstrong (South Orange, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep).

“It’s different putting on a Villanova uniform. Getting to play in March Madness has always been a dream of mine,” said Hausen.”You know, I’m going there to become the best version of me, but I’m going there to help that team win and that’s my main goal.”

Division 1 college basketball signing day starts November 10 and runs through November 17. The regular signing day period is in April.

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