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Collin Gillespie

School

Villanova University

Position
Guard
Major
Communication

Classroom

Gillespie was named to the 2019-20 BIG East All-Academic team and the Villanova Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in Spring of 2020.

He remains on target to graduate in May of 2021 from the Villanova College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Character

Gillespie has served as a team captain since his sophomore season of 2018-19. Coach Jay Wright has compared him to the best leaders he has coached at Villanova.

Community

Gillespie has been active in Villanova Basketball’s community activities, participating with his teammates in the University’s annual Day of Service and being an integral part of the 2018 and 2019 “unified games” that the Wildcats participate in as part of Villanova’s Special Olympics Fall Festival.

Competition

Gillespie is a three-year starter who was named preseason first team All-BIG EAST in October. He is on the Watch List for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard and the John R. Wooden Award.

He has twice earned Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week honors this season.