Matthew Dellavedova, PG, St. Mary's
A senior from Maryborough, Australia, Dellavedova was a four-year star at St. Mary’s. The Gaels were a gaudy 108-28 in that’s span, making three NCAA tournament appearances. Dellavedova shot better than 35 percent from 3-point range in each of his four seasons, measured at 6-foot-3 in socks, and has international experience as a member of Australia’s 2012 Olympic squad. He has a high basketball IQ and is top-notch decision-maker. He was recently named the West Coast Conference’s Scholar Athlete of the Year. He thrives in the pick-and-roll and is an adept ball-handler and passer. The biggest question marks about Dellavedova, according to most scouts, are his quickness and ability to defend. Both questions could lead to him falling in the Draft. Most mock drafts have him as a second rounder or undrafted.
Jonathan Givony of Draft Express attended the Nets Draft Combine in East Rutherford in late May where Dellavedova played. “He ran his team very effectively in New Jersey, showing strong ball-handling skills, timing and court vision on the pick and roll, and the ability to make jump-shots off the dribble when defenses went underneath screens,” Givony wrote. “Dellavedova measured a solid 6-3 without shoes, but sports just a 6-4 wingspan, which hampers him primarily on the defensive end, an area he struggled in both in college and in this setting. His unselfishness and high basketball IQ could nevertheless convince a team to use a NBA roster spot on him as he appears to be more than talented enough to hold his own on the offensive end of the floor at either guard spot.”
Pre-Draft measurements and results, according to NBA.com: