Note the tattooGuard, 2003-2007
A scrappy guard from North Jersey, Mike Nardi was the second New Jersey player of the year signed by Villanova in as many years. His contributions were overshadowed because he was never the showcase of the offense but those four guard offenses would not have worked if it wasn't for Nardi. Mike Nardi is one of those perplexing cases of a very good player who Villanova fans gave a hard time. Perhaps it was his tattoo that he looked like he got in prison or his chinstrap beard or the fact that his game wasn't "white" enough. I will always appreciate Nardi's contribution, especially his hand in the development of Scottie Reynolds.