Amedeo Della Valle Expected the Spanish Inquisition

By Jason Priestas on July 15, 2013 at 11:54a

Ohio State guard Amedeo Della Valle is having a pretty good day:

Amedeo Della Valle rose from seven meters out and drilled a three-pointer with just five seconds on the clock to gift Italy a 76-73 victory over Spain in Group F at the Sportland U20 European Championship on Monday.

Italy, who were trailing by 11 points with 1:18 left in the third frame, were rewarded for their perseverance and relentlessly fast pace with a fantastic comeback in the final quarter.

Let's watch it, shall we?

Della Valle led all scorers with 27 points on 10-16 shooting (4-7 on three pointers) to go along with 7 rebounds. After a slow start, Della Valle has 60 points in his last three outings.

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OSUStu's picture



If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

jeremytwoface's picture

"seven meters"??? What is this crap?
Good for ADV... Hopefully he sees some more time this year!

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

DaytonBuck1980's picture

"Third frame", "to gift Italy a 76-73 win". Yeah it's different but I actually kinda like it.

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Yeah ADV!  Italy is my 2nd favorite country.  Heritage.

Class of 2010.

Michael Citro's picture

Floppy haired mayhem rules.

BuckeyeChief's picture

I enjoy watching this kid, and I hope he does some big things over the next few years.

"2014 National with it!!!"

Jugdish's picture

I love his energy and the enthusiasm he brings with his game. He brings everybody up to play more inspired. Ame-trey-o should have a productive season this year.

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

cajunbuckeye's picture

+1 for correctly using Ame-trey-o in a sentence. I like it.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

haha, get em ADV!!
as much as i love jon diebler, he could never really put it on the floor and get to the hoop.
if he could, he would have been twice as good as nik stauskas (who i think is going to have a fantastic season this year)
hopefully adv is watching old florida mike miller tape. if he can find a way to get to the hoop and/or draw fouls...he'll be great.

hodge's picture

Just a heads up, your headline/link contains a typo:
Amedeo Della Valle "Expcected" the Spanish Inquisition

GoBucks713's picture

I see this kid at the GE on Neil all of the time. He seems like a really good kid, but someone really needs to teach this kid how to put on a few lbs.

-The Aristocrats!

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Nick's picture

Nice to see him doing well. It's easy to overlook players already on the team that didn't do much their freshman year, which all players won't. Hopefully this means more good things for OSU this winter.

Michibuck's picture

I think he sees some playing time this year.

mh277907's picture

I agree. He will definitely get some PT if they struggle to score the basketball (which I am afraid might happen). I still think he needs to add on some weight but I can see him being a nice contributor for maybe 8-10 minutes a game this year.


gravey's picture

Nobody expects the ADV!

KBonay's picture

Macklemore called and said that ADV is a...

EazyElmo's picture

+1 for the PhillyD shirt.

warosu's picture

He needs more p.t! Show me what you got!!!!!

Squirrel Master's picture

You can't Talkhimoutta anything!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

BeijingBucks's picture

shake and bake, behind the back, only-need-two-but-I'm-gon-stick-a-three-dagger-in-your-heart anyway... nothing but net.  that was contested too.  ponder....

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

BME_Buckeye's picture

I've heard this story before and I think AVD learned from the best. After all, he did shoot it in the same position. 

Nice work AVD and best of luck to team Italy. 

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


gwalther's picture

I think I was just hypnotized by this gif. Watched it like 10 times in a row before snapping out of it.

Class of 2008

ScarletGray43157's picture

Where were the fans in that video?  You could hear the sneakers squeak...

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

EazyElmo's picture

I would love to see ADV get a chance to start at PG when Scott leave. I know he is a sniper from long range but I would love to see him in a pick and roll with Loving.