Amedeo and Findlay take on Montverde on ESPN. It's a good chance to see our (possible) future PG.
I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
So far not many highlights besides Kasey Hill (PG committed to Florida) absolutely breaking Della Valle's ankles with a crossover on a fast break
I like his length. seems like a guy who would work well in Beliein's zone. I dont think Ive seen him dribble the ball more than 4 times. Seems like he has good court vision. He had a nice pass on a fast break to his teammate for a dunk
It is also on ESPN3 if anyone is interested.
nice move by Williams
is it just me, or does Amedeo stay in that same spot when they are on offense?
I noticed that too. I don't know if it is by design, but he just hovers around the 3pt line on the left side.
They dont have a lot of movement on offense. Seems like a lot of iso. i would assume this is pretty common on these sort of high school mega teams
Other then that assist mentioned above he has been non-existent in this game. Really hard to tell his ball handling skills because he isn't the one running the point for Findlay. Looks like the 4th or 5th guy on a highschool team and they haven't looked for him once on the offensive end. Not sure how he is as highly rated as he is. Anyone know?
This is a clearly a team that does not run anything through him. It reminds me of watching Stauskas play. If i remember correctly he has one of the top players in the country on his team and everything runs through him. Im guessing he has way more individual talent then he gets to show on this team.
ADV's team is loaded and that is why he is mostly an afterthought. Stauskas' team is similarlly loaded, however Stauskas still finds a way to stand out, put up much better #s and even won MVP after their recent title run. At a minimum Stauskas is much more aggressive in finding his offense. ADV looks like he would be a classic JB role player.
Findlay has two 5* and four 4* players. #2 in ESPN HS rankings
St Marks has one 5* + Stauskas, not in ESPN's top 50 teams
Nice drive, wish he would have finished it
He has court vision and looks physically mature. These televised games breed selfish play. I really feel good about this kid and him learning under burke for a year. I think he will wind up being a stud and an upgrade from brundridge.
I hope Beilien can get him. Add him to Mcgary Staukas and G rob and that's a fab four!
This is almost unwatchable. You'd think Della Valle couldn't wait to sign with UM and actually get a chance to play for a "team" in a system like Beilein's. I haven't seen so many selfish plays in a half of basketball in my life. The coaches are greasy and this reminds me of an AAU game.
Had a nasty pass-fake that led to a pretty layup. 6'4 point guard with pretty decent court vision. Worth a look from Beilein and co.?
Yea he doesn't look to bad
AZ, ASU, UCLA and Harvard. Harvard? Seriously? Dude, there is a reason you are likely in prep school right now.
He was talking about Nigel Williams, not Della Valle
by Della Valle.
...at least it's BBall related; The Fab Five is on ESPNU @ 2:30 CST.
EDIT: ESPN2 and it looks a bit delayed b/c the HS slam dunk competition is running long.
Why is adv not playing?
I'm not sure why he isn't playing more.
Do we think we really have a shot at this kid or that he has strong interest in Michigan or is this just wishful thinking? Does he have any connecdtions to the incoming players? i havent' seen a strong interview from him where he leans to michgian yet. realize that he named us in a top 5 or something and with the last two point guards being early entry NBA players but I don't see this happening.
What am I missing? I could use some good news.
I believe I have read that his dad, who played pro ball in europe, likes Michigan.
slot available. If that holds, I think UM, considering playing time available, would have a legitimate shot.
"At 6-foot-5, 180 pounds, Della Valle is more of a natural two guard, but he has played somepoint". Sounds exactly Like Stauskus, so I don't get it."
Me think he's just Ok, but it's hard to judge from one game.
That he's a PG and only plays the 2 on this team because they need him there. Kid has a nice stroke from 3 pt range in other games I've seen him in. Over shadowed by the other high profile players on this team.