Dellavedova leads St Mary's to 2nd Round. Will he make the mock soon?

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Dellavedova leads St Mary's to 2nd Round. Will he make the mock soon?

Dellavedova had an outstanding game for St Mary's to pull him out of a two game scoring slump. Going 7-14 from the floor the PG went for 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal against Middle Tennessee. With the 6th seed Memphis next on his agenda i'm really hoping he can pull out another great performance and raise himself into mock drafts across the board. He certainly has the talent to be up there with most of the second round picks.


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As an Australian, and seeing

As an Australian, and seeing him and St. Mary's constantly plastered across every basketball ad on ESPN, he just frustrates me. Literally, EVERY St. Mary's game is televised here, it is horrid. He is a quality college player but he isnt athletic enough nor a good enough shooter to be a playmaker or spot up shooter, he doesnt have a skill that translates. If Patty Mills is barely riding the bench, I cant see Dellavedova making a roster. Could certainly make some money overseas, or if he realy doesnt want to go anywhere with his career, he could come play in the Australian NBL and dominate that.

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Dellavedova is 10 times a

Dellavedova is 10 times a smarter and better decision maker than Mills is. Mills has not a single point guard skill other than dribbling.

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Except that I don't think

Except that I don't think he'd dominate the NBL either; Mills didn't dominate when he was here, neither has Jonny Flynn really. The NBL isn't as bad as you make it out to be, there are some quality players its just a more team oriented style and the players aren't high flyers to a large extent, but plenty of good American players have come over here and struggled somewhat.

I don't rate him at all as a fellow Australian; seeing all those St Mary's games is REALLY irritating, but at least I got to see how funky the form on his jumper is - the guy shouldn't be in the NBA before Ingles.

The plus side of Australian broadcasting's fanatical loyalty to Australians playing overseas means we now get to see lots of Warriors games and more of my man Harrison Barnes - thank God Bogut doesn't play for the Bucks any more!

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Ingles is the 11th man on

Ingles is the 11th man on Barca, and often times he gets DNP-CD games. He will be lucky to be in a Eurocup team at this rate.

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I agree with the Australian,

I agree with the Australian, just look at how much Jimmer is struggling in the pros after he dominated the college game with similar attributes. It'd be good for the school and the confrence in which I came from but I don't see it happening.

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Love his game at the college

Love his game at the college level. But he's too slow for the NBA. They have to set a lot of screens for him because he was getting bottled up one on one tonight. I also saw the same lack of speed in the wcc title game vs zaga. He does pass well and can post up and is really smart directing his teammates around the court though. Maybe a second rounder.

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He changed my bracket

He changed my bracket

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He may not have the greatest

He may not have the greatest athleticism in the world but he is extremely intelligent on the basketball court, a good shooter and most importantly an excellent leader and can direct his teammates around the court. I think he would be an excellent piece on an NBA team to lead around the 2nd unit for 12 or 15 minutes a game.

BTW St Mary's will be a scary team to play. They havn't lost to any team not named Gonzaga in forever.

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He is a pretty good college

He is a pretty good college player, I don't see him as an NBA player though. He is a good shooter, but he isn't on the level of someone like Jimmer. He also is very slow for a NBA PG. It will be interesting to see how he plays against Memphis. They might be the fastest team in the nation overall. Will he be able to guard a guy who is as fast as Joe Jackson? Or will Jackson just blow by him all game? It will also be interesting to see if he will be able to get the shots he normally gets with defenders as fast as Memphis has. If he struggles, he really has no shot at getting drafted honestly. Memphis is one team that actually has NBA speed, if he cant do well against it, I don't see any team drafting him.

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I think think St. Mary's has

I think think St. Mary's has a good chance of beating Memphis, who hasn't played anyone decent since November. I doubt he'll struggle to get shots off against Memphis' athleticism because they don't really play a defensive style game. I doubt he will be able to stay in from of Joe Jackson, but I doubt Joe Jackson, at 6' 170 lbs will really prevent 6'4'' 195 lb Dellavedova from doing his thing. So what I guess I'm trying to say is that Memphis isn't a good enough team to poke holes in Dellavedova's game. They're not going expose anything we don't already know. He's played Team U.S.A, he's a very experienced player for a college senior.

That being said, I don't know if he does anything good enough to stick in the NBA. He may get selected in the 55-60 range and I think he will probably suit up at some point, but I think he's a professional journeyman. A very good ball player, but a guy who plays a few dozen NBA games, but mainly overseas or the NDBL.

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