Is Saint Mary's Gaels Matthew Dellavedova Good Enough For the NBA?

By Trevor Lowry
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Dellavedova had a great college career for the Saint Mary’s Gaels. However, is he good enough for the NBA?

One thing is for sure and that is the fact that Dellavedova will almost definitely not get drafted in the 2013 NBA Draft. There was clearly more athletic players than him at the point guard position, but Dellavedova was one of those players that knew how to win games.

Dellavedova helped lead the Gaels to 28 wins this season. This team would have been so lost without its leading scorer.

On the season, he averaged 15.8 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game and 6.4 assists per game. Dellavedova also drained 86 shots from behind the arc. He is best suited as a point guard, however, there is really nothing flashy about Dellavedova and his athleticism is probably in question.

At the very least, you would think that he could make it as a bench player and get some minutes every now and then. Dellavedova is a great shooter and the lowest amount of threes he made in a year was 60. That is still a pretty high total, especially for a point guard.

There is probably not a high chance of him making it to the NBA–at least right now–but Dellavedova could easily play basketball overseas if that is what he wanted to do. Players like Dellavedova that have four great seasons in college basketball and are usually the best player on the court, should get a chance at the next level, but I guess the NBA is a business.

As for what Dellavedova did on the court, though, I think he is good enough to play in the NBA, but who knows what NBA teams are thinking.


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