Dellavedova is coming off a summer spent with the Australian Olympic squad, where he started every game and helped lead them to the Quarterfinals. Dellavedova has done a solid job at both guard positions for the Gaels over the past three seasons. He controls the tempo for the team and keeps the offense moving smoothly. He is very good making plays off the pick and roll, and he uses his dribble well to get into the defense. He goes strong to the rim and can find ways to finish against bigger defenders. Dellavedova is a good perimeter shooter, though his shot selection can still improve. On the defensive side, Dellavedova is a good off-ball defender, playing passing lanes well and helping when needed.
What he needs to show this season: As noted above, Dellavedova is a good shooter, but he doesn’t necessarily take good shots. His range is limited, and he will need to show that he can hit consistently beyond the college three-point line. While he makes good decisions off the pick and roll, he needs to make sure he gets the ball out quickly when he has an opening. Defensively, he doesn’t have great foot speed or lateral movement, and he is susceptible to being beat off the dribble.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A scouting report on Matthew Dellavedova
Ed Isaacson looks at the 2013 NBA draft and p-layers with something to prove. St. Mary's backcourter Matthew Dellavedova is among them"