Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6'5" / 201 lbs
School/Club: Villanova
Status: Sophomore
Birthday: January 31, 1997

About Donte Divincenzo

Donte DiVincenzo is a do-it-all guard who plays an energetic, efficient style that shined in Villanova’s National Championship victory over Michigan and in the competitive portion of the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.  A consensus top-150 prospect in the high school class of 2015, DiVincenzo played sparingly for the Wildcats team that won the 2016 NCAA Championship and missed most of the season after suffering a foot injury in December.  After being granted a medical redshirt, DiVincenzo had a breakout season in 2016-17 playing a key role off the bench for Jay Wright’s program to earn a spot on the Big East All-Freshman Team.  Taking another significant step forward, the 21-year-old guard was a key cog for the NCAA’s most efficient offensive team averaging 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game last season.  Made an impact with his jump shooting, passing, hustle, and defense doing a lot of little things all season before pouring in 31 points as Villanova dominated Michigan to close out their second National Championship in three years.

  • Measured 6’4.5 in shoes with a solid 6’6 wingspan and strong 201-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.  Has nice size for a combo guard, but lacks a degree of length.  Compensates with great energy and all-around athleticism.  Posted a 42-inch vertical jump, the highest at this year’s Combine.
  • Played a key rotation role for a Villanova team that had no shortage of offensive contributors.  Often came off the bench for the Wildcats, doing much of his damage as a set shooter off the ball, but also scored at a strong rate creating out of ball screen and hand off actions as well as with or without the ball in transition.  Flashed a knack for doing a little bit of everything with impressive fundamentals and focus.

Defensive Analysis

  • Tough, intense defender who closes out with stellar footwork and will get low and play physical on-ball defense.  Allowed 0.877 points per Spot Up  possession[65th percentile] constantly rotating to help teammates.  Not overwhelmingly long or quick enough to bother every shooter or keep up with every guard, but is the type of guy who is reliably in the right place at the right time.  Good rebounder for a guard and makes a bigger impact than his numbers suggest helping box out bigger players when in position to do so. 

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Ranked 11th among guards

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