Richmond transfer Tyler Burton committed to Villanova on Wednesday, capping a busy and productive offseason for the Wildcats heading into Year 2 of the Kyle Neptune era.
Burton entered the transfer portal last week and officially withdrew from the NBA draft Wednesday before announcing his commitment.
The 6-foot-7 forward is the fourth transfer addition for Villanova this offseason, joining T.J. Bamba (Washington State), Hakim Hart (Maryland) and Lance Ware (Kentucky). Burton, Bamba and Hart are all top-100 transfers and should start immediately for the Wildcats.
A second-team All-Atlantic 10 selection last season, Burton averaged 19.0 points and 7.4 rebounds. He continued to improve throughout his four seasons at Richmond, going from 4.6 points as a freshman to 12.0 as a sophomore, 16.1 as a junior and his career high as a senior. Burton also became a more effective inside-outside player, shooting better than 36% from 3 as a sophomore and junior and attempting nearly six 3s a game as a senior.
In its first season following Jay Wright's retirement, Villanova had its worst campaign since 2012, finishing just 17-17 overall and 10-10 in the Big East.