Swider Announces for Villanova

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, June 30th, 2017

Cole Swider 2018

St. Andrew's School and BABC forward Cole Swider announced his commitment to Villanova during a Friday afternoon press conference.

He chose the Wildcats from four finalists that also included Syracuse, Duke, and Xavier.

ABC 6 Sports Anchor Nick streamed the announcement live.

Swider is an elite three-point shooter and one of the most offensively skilled forwards in the country.

He follows in the footsteps of Omari Spellman and Jermaine Samuels to become the third nationally ranked prospect from New England to commit to Villanova in the last three years. Spellman and Samuels will both debut as freshmen this coming season after Samuels missed last year.

Below are highlights of Swider from this spring including his huge first session from the EYBL season and the recent NBA Player's Association Camp.