Final Four MOP Donte DiVincenzo to remain in upcoming 2018 Draft
Villanova Wildcats Sophomore breakout star Donte DiVincenzo has decided to forgo his last two years of eligibility and stay in the NBA Draft, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.
Villanova sophomore Donte DiVincenzo will remain in the 2018 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility, sources told Yahoo.
The Final Four Most Outstanding Player had strong Combine, has performed well in team workouts.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 29, 2018
It’s likely a very good decision for DiVincenzo because his draft stock will never probably be higher. For most of the season, DiVincenzo wasn’t even considered a draft prospect, but his stock skyrocketed come tournament time.
He scored 31 points in the National Championship game, and that solidified his rise up the draft boards. He also had a strong combine and has performed well in the individual team workouts.
Most experts have DiVincenzo projected as a late first round or early second-round draft pick. DiVincenzo took to Instagram to thank the fans of Villanova, and everyone who has supported him on the way to his point.
“I want to thank Nova Nation for an amazing season this year and the unbelievable amount of support throughout. The Villanova Community has done nothing but support and motivate me to become the best player and person I can be. I love everything about college and Villanova including the amazing people from the professors, staff members, and all the fans across the country. I want to thank my teammates and coaches for helping me get to this point”
Whatever team does end up drafting DiVincenzo is going to get not just a go who can shoot lights out from deep. He also has all the athletic traits to get a very good defender on the next level.