Averaging a career-high 19.8 points at 54.5% from the field and 5.8 assists, Dellavedova is considered among the best performing point guards in college basketball, gaining special mention from ESPN college basketball expert Jason King.
King lavished praise on the 22-year-old proclaiming that “any conversation about the nation's top point guards has to include the Saint Mary's senior” on the back of his memorable start that has the Gaels sporting a 7-2 record.
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Fellow Aussie star Brock Motum is another player hitting peak form, with the Brisbane native playing a starring role for the Washington State University Cougars.
Along with Dellavedova, Motum was listed in the top 50 to watch for the John Wooden Award this season, and hasn’t failed to deliver on those loft expectations, leading the PAC-12 Conference in scoring at 20.4 points per game.
Coming off the PAC-12 Player of the Week award the 22-year-old his 7-4 Cougars through a busy festive period of college basketball, with games against Buffalo and Idaho State coming up.
For Dellavedova there will be little time for Christmas turkey, with four games before the New Year against Northern Iowa, Rhode Island, Yale and Harvard.