The senior guard was instrumental in the three-game tournament, putting up a career-high 32 points in the opening win over Drexel, a dominant offensive performance.
For fans of the country Victorian prodigy it’s hard not to get excited about the future prospects, with ESPN college basketball expects lavishing praise on the 22-year-old.
During the broadcast of the Saint Mary’s 76-64 win over Drexel ESPN college basketball expert Stephen Bardo said he believes Dellavedova has the potential to be a late first round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
After the career-best performance against Drexel, fellow ESPN analyst and former college coach Fran Fraschilla took to twitter proclaiming the Saint Mary’s senior the “best pick-and-roll guard in country”.
The opportunity to play-off for the Anaheim final was denied by Pacific University, who got the better of the Gaels 76-66 despite 16 points from Dellavedova.
The London Olympian showed off his ability to create for his teammates in the third-place playoff, dishing out 8 assists in a brilliant passing display, but it was not enough as Georgia Tech claimed a victory.
Dellavedova is currently averaging 17.2 points and 4.8 assists per game through the first six games of the college season.
The good times continue to roll for Dellavedova after a breakout 2012 London Olympic Games saw the talented guard cement a starting five position for the tournament.
“Delly” averaged more than 28 minutes a game (#3 behind Joe Ingles and Patty Mills) leading the team in assists (4.5 per game) to go with his 7.3 points per game.