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A look at each of the four No. 1 seeds in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson has declared for the NBA draft. The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year will forego his final season after helping lead the Wildcats to their second national championship in three years. Brunson averaged 18.9 points and 4.6 assists per game in 40 games this season. Teammate Mikal Bridges, who averaged 17.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, also declared for the NBA draft.

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University’s Wildcats. The winners of the men’s basketball tournament rode double-decker buses along Market Street, the heart of the business district, ending at City Hall for a rally. Coach Jay Wright joked to the crowd “We do this so much in Philadelphia now I thought you guys would be tired of parades.”