10 - Donte DiVincenzo

6-5, 200 Shooting Guard
VILLANOVA_65.gif Villanova Sophomore
01/31/97 (22.8 yrs)
Wilmington, DE
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NBA Comparison: Delonte West

Strengths:  DiVincenzo can score at will, play D, and he is very athletic and a team oriented player … He scored 10 or more points in four of their six games during the postseason, including a team high 31 off the bench against Michigan in the title game … DiVincenzo is a top tier athlete with a legitimate vertical to go along with his solid frame and size … He has been known as a sharpshooter, hitting 47 percent of his field goals, 40 percent from beyond the arc and 58 percent from two-point land … Has displayed the ability to score at or away from the basket … He did a little bit of everything for Nova this season … He can score, rebound and assist when he wants with above average abilities to do all three … As shown in his title game performance, he has a clutch gene to perform when the lights are brightest … He averaged 1.1 steals per game this past season, showing his aggressiveness on defense … Even when he was mismatched on D, he loves to battle and compete … One big aspect NBA scouts will like that is overlooked is his great character with a team … He was willing to adopt into a system that made the team better by coming off the bench as a sixth man and taking the role given to him, setting an example … His peers have lauded his high basketball IQ and throughout his basketball career, he has been a winner … Could develop into a combo or even a point, although he may always struggle to guard the lead guard position …

At Villanova, he was never a full-time starter and occasionally his minutes varied … He was never fully exposed to opponent’s game planning, benefitting from a championship level team around him … At times, his shooting became a bit streaky and he went into slumps, which is normal for players… For as great a free throw shooting team that Villanova was this past season (77.9 percent), his shooting from the charity stripe was lacking at 71 percent… He was too often beaten on defense by bigger guards and forwards… He has been overshadowed by Brunson and Bridges for two full seasons and hasn’t proven he can lead a team and produce on his own essentially … Redshirted his freshman season at Villanova and is already 21, making him a year older than your average sophomore … Position is still a bit of a question mark … Listed at 6’5 but may be an inch or two smaller, which would make him undersized at the shooting guard position …

Outlook: Could look to enter 2018 NBA draft following incredible title game performance in which he scored 31 points, earning most outstanding player … Considered a potential late first to early second rounder following such a great tournament performance …

Notes: The Most Outstanding Player of the 2018 NCAA Tournament and Big East Sixth Man of the Year. Some of the awards DiVincenzo racked up this year … “The Michael Jordan of Delaware”, as some call him, came up huge for Villanova this March Madness in helping lead them to their second championship in three years … He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school in Delaware, ranked the top player in the state in 2015… He also has the nickname of “The Big Ragu” given to him by broadcaster Gus Johnson… He led his high school to two consecutive Delaware state tournament basketball titles …

Matthew Harvey 4/4/18

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