Eagles social media reacts as former Villanova star hangs out at minicamp

Jalen Brunson hung out at Eagles mandatory minicamp practice on Wednesday. As you might expect, that didn't go unnoticed.
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The 2023-2024 NBA season doubled as a coming-out party of sorts for New Brunswick-born Jalen Brunson. He earned his first All-Star nod. He was also an All-NBA Second-Teamer. The highlight of his year, however, had to be hanging out at a Philadelphia Eagles mandatory minicamp practice.

Okay... Maybe not, but it was kind of cool to see him there.

The first two of three minicamp practices have been open sessions to the media. As you might expect, Brunson's presence didn't go unnoticed by them. Saint Joseph's Lynn Greer III, a Philly native, was also present.

Eagles fans might remember Jalen Brunson from his time at Villanova.

Despite having to endure the pain of watching Brunson's New York Knicks eliminate the 76ers from postseason contention, Philly sports fans will always have a soft spot for the former Villanova star.

After cutting his teeth at the prep level as a member of the Stevenson Patriots (Lincolnshire, Illinois), Brunson accepted an offer to play for the Wildcats, where he stayed from 2015-2018. There, he won two NCAA championships (2016 and 2018). He was the National College Player of the Year and a Consensus First-Team All-American.

Brunson also won the Lute Olson Award, the Bob Cousy Award, and was the Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner. He was also a Second-Team Academic All-American and the Big East Player of the Year in 2018.

The Dallas Mavericks made him the 33rd overall pick during the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft. He's on the path to blazing a trail as he continues to establish himself as one of pro basketball's rising stars.

Hmmm... Is there any way we can get him on the Sixers' roster? It's worth a shot. The Birds stole Saquon Barkley from the Giants this past March. How cool would it be to steal the Knicks star? Frankly, we don't appreciate how their fans took over Wells Fargo Center in the playoffs.

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