Amedeo Della Valle Does It Again for Italy

By Vico on July 20, 2013 at 11:00a

Amedeo Della Valle wearing the Azzurri colors

ADV did it against Spain. He did it again versus Lithuania.

A never-say-die Italy emerged triumphant 75-72 over Lithuania after a sublime overtime thriller on Friday and clinched the last semi-final berth at the Sportland U20 European Championship.

TURNING POINT: Italy were trailing 65-61 nine seconds from the end of regulation when Awudu Abass, with two sets of Lithuanian arms in his face, drilled a triple from the right corner to cut the gap to 65-64; Lithuania made it 67-64 from the foul line and then Amedeo Della Valle saved just behind the arc an in-bound pass that seemed lost, turned around and hit the three on one leg with less than two seconds on the clock to send the game into overtime.

You can see the highlights here. Della Valle's game-tying three-pointer comes around the 2:37 mark.

Fratelli d'Italia, ADV s'è desta!




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Hovenaut's picture

ADV looks like a cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Mr. Vargas from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

But good for him, eager to see him contribute back in an Ohio State uniform this winter.

captain obvious's picture

My man Shaggy Soprano

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

AndyVance's picture

Shaggy Soprano - I like that. Also, kudos on the new avatar.

pjtobin's picture

He is a stud! He is going to do great things for us. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Michibuck's picture

Looking good, Amadeo.

rampageripster's picture

I will never go to a European basketball game if those horns are common... couldn't even watch the video without wanting to punch a hole in the wall

Cause I couldn't go for three

Nik's picture

yeah, but i think the guy yelling "time out" every 2 seconds helps to offset those annoying horns.  The time out guy might have been the best part of the entire video

umbyosu's picture

It sounded more like the World Cup in South Africa!

FROMTHE18's picture

keep it up big fella, hope he brings this game back home

Buckidelphia's picture

Sideshow Bob strikes again!

Buckeyevstheworld's picture


"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.