Nova guard Achraf Yacoubou transfers to St. Louis


Villanova's 6'4 shooting guard Achraf Yacoubou will transfer to St. Louis after two seasons with the Wildcats. Due to NCAA transfer policy, Yacoubou will sit out next season and become available to suit up for the Billikens in 2014-15 with two years of eligibility remaining.Yacoubou averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12 minutes per game last season as a sophomore.


By the time postseason play began, playing time had become limited for the 3-point specialist "Ash" Yacoubou in a crowded Villanova back court following the emergence of freshman Ryan Arcidiacono and sophomore Darrun Hilliard. Point guard Tony Chennault had also intended to transfer out Villanova this offseason, but reconsidered and decided to remain on the Main Line for his senior season.