Washington assistant Raphael Chillious is reportedly in the running to become an assistant at Villanova.
Jeff Goodman at CBSsports.com sent out a tweet this morning which said Wildcats coach Jay Wright is looking to fill the vacancy on his staff with Chillious.
Villanova’s Jay Wright targeting Washington asst Raphael Chillious, source told CBSSports. Chillious is northeast guy, also worked at Nike.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) August 15, 2012
Chillious has spent the past three seasons at Washington after replacing Cameron Dollar who moved on to take the head coaching job at Seattle University. Before joining the Huskies, Chillious spent a year in Beaverton, Ore. serving as Nike’s business manager for Elite Youth Basketball.
Chillious gained notoriety while working as the head coach and athletic director at South Kent School in Connecticut from 2003-08. During his tenure he coached three future NBA players.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— Austin Seferian-Jenkins, a standout Washington tight end, told Bob Condotta he hasn’t made a decision about whether he’s going to return to the basketball team. Despite playing half the season, he earned a spot in the rotation and averaged 2.1 rebounds and 1.1 points during 17 games.
— UCLA prized freshman Shabazz Muhammad, who many believe was the No. 2 recruit in the nation, has not been ruled eligible by the NCAA and will not join the Bruins on their exhibition tour of China. The NCAA is investigating whether he received improper financial benefits while he was being recruited.
— Colorado opened its five-game tour of Europe with an 86-73 defeat to AMW France Elite ”Pro A” All-Stars. Sophomores Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker each scored 13 points.
— Here’s a short video clip of Arizona’s 99-57 win over the Bahamas All-Stars.
— Oregon has six first-year players and Ducks coach Dana Altman is happy about the new NCAA rule that allows coaches two hours each week with players on the court.
— Brett Kingma, a former Mills Creek Jackson High star, is transferring to Washington State after spending the past season at Oregon. He appeared in 19 of 34 games and averaged 3.1 points and 9.8 minutes. Kingma played in five of the final 20 games last season.