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Sports People: Villanova guard to enter NBA draft

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds declared for the NBA draft on Tuesday, but will not hire an agent and could return to the Wildcats for his senior season.

Reynolds has scored 1,620 points in three seasons at Villanova and led the Wildcats’ run this year to their first Final Four since 1985. Reynolds could withdraw from the draft by June 15 and still retain his eligibility if he does not hire an agent. He is completing his classes so he can remain academically eligible.

“Scottie and I have decided that it would be smart for him to experience NBA workouts at this time,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “This will enable him to assess where he fits in the draft process this year and give him a better understanding of what it takes to play at that level.”

Reynolds’ half-court dash for the winning layup with 0.5 seconds left against Pittsburgh sent Villanova to the Final Four. The Wildcats were eliminated by eventual champion North Carolina in the national semifinal.

The 6-foot-2 Reynolds is one of only two players in Big East history to score 40 or more points in a single game on two occasions.

Corp No. 1 QB at USC

LOS ANGELES – Southern California coach Pete Carroll says sophomore Aaron Corp will be the Trojans’ starting quarterback through the summer and into fall camp.

Carroll made the announcement Tuesday on his Web site.

Corp will start Saturday’s scrimmage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where fans are expected to get their first look at the Trojans this spring.

Freshman Matt Barkley will be Corp’s backup on Saturday.

Junior Mitch Mustain will be the No. 3 quarterback and “will continue to battle his way up,” Carroll said.

Wimbledon roof ready

WIMBLEDON, England – The new retractable roof over Wimbledon’s Centre Court could mean the first matches past twilight for players and fans at the All England Club.

Tournament organizers unveiled the 56,000-square foot folding roof Tuesday and confirmed it will be ready for the tournament June 22 through July 5.

All England Club chairman Tim Phillips said any match started on Centre Court will be played to completion on the same day. But organizers do not intend to follow the U.S. Open and Australian Open in staging night matches.

“Not yet,” Phillips said. “We still intend that it will be a day tournament.”

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