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March 21, 2012    Maalik Wayns News

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Wayns (knee) has decided to forego his senior season at Villanova to enter the NBA Draft, Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reports.

Wayns will sign with agent Andy Miller, who represented fellow 'Nova guard Kyle Lowry when he left early. This is a bit of a surprise as Wayns probably could have benefitted from another year at the college level as Villanova's best player.

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Maalik Wayns: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 8, 2012

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Wayns (knee) had nine points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals during Wednesday's second round loss to South Florida in the Big East Tournament.

As good as Wayns was on Tuesday, he was equally bad Wednesday. He shot 3-of-14 from the field, missing all seven of his attempts from behind the arc, and seemed to forget how well he can get into the lane when he wants to. Villanova's season is now over and Wayns will likely rest his knee before seeing if his NBA Draft stock is high enough to consider making the move. It's more likely that he'll return for his senior season at Villanova, where he will once again be its best player.

March 7, 2012

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Wayns (knee) had 28 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal during Tuesday's first round win over Rutgers in the Big East Tournament.

Wayns was an absolute beast, getting into the seemingly whenever he pleased. He finished 7-of-14 from the field and a very impressive 13-of-14 from the free throw line. Wayns is averaging 24.0 points and 5.7 assists over the last three games.

March 4, 2012

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Wayns (knee) had 26 points, five assists, one rebound and one steal during Saturday's loss to Cincinnati.

Wayns shot 9-of-16 from the field, including 5-of-9 from three point land, in 40 minutes. It seems his sprained MCL is an injury of the past, although Villanova could very well have just one or two games left with the Big East Tournament starting Tuesday against Rutgers, a team they beat last Thursday in New Jersey.

March 2, 2012

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Wayns (knee) had 18 points, eight assists, two rebounds and a steal during Thursday's win at Rutgers.

Wayns was a solid 6-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-4 from three, but only 3-of-5 from the free throw line, a poor night for the junior guard. It was a much better performance than his three-point, four-assist outing against Georgetown on February 25.

February 26, 2012

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Wayns (knee) returned to action Saturday against Georgetown but finished with only three points, four assists, two rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes.

Head coach Jay Wright confirmed that Wayns still isn't 100 percent but said that the team really needs him back on the court. With Villanova already assured to miss the NCAA Tournament, it's a bit strange to see them forcing Wayns back on the court. Either way, he was clearly rusty Saturday, shooting 1-of-10 from the field and failing to shoot a free throw for just the second time this season, the first of which was when he initially hurt his knee on February 7 against Providence.

February 21, 2012

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Wayns (knee) missed his third straight game Monday night against Connecticut and there remains no clear timetable when he will return.

The Wildcats have lost all three games that Wayns has missed, although they weren't winning much even with him on the court. Because Villanova can only make the NCAA Tournament if they win the Big East Tournament, which is highly unlikely, it's possible they could shut Wayns down for the year, although that decision either hasn't been made or hasn't been made public yet.

February 19, 2012

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Wayns (knee) did not play during Saturday's overtime loss to Notre Dame, the second consecutive game he's missed due to his sprained MCL.

It's unclear when Wayns will return to the Wildcats, if at all this season. There is no reason to rush him back and with another season of eligibility and only lackluster NBA talk, it's entirely possible that he doesn't play again this year.