Amedeo Della Valle Commits to Thad Matta

By Jason Priestas on April 21, 2012 at 12:27p

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Bucks43201's picture

I like this pick-up. I think, if nothing else, he could fit a niche role as a solid shooter. If he can even be just a poor's man Jon Diebler - that would be great.

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

He looks very active on the offensive end. Hope he can learn to play D so that he can see the floor.

DMcDougal24's picture

I thought I read he's a PG but isn't he 6-6? Sounds like a 2 guard. Either way nice pickup given the loss of Buford, Sibert, and Spoon. Still need that big.

tampa buckeye's picture

Great all around player.  Plays like Mano Ginobili.

tennbuckeye19's picture

From what I read he is considered a 'combo-guard'. He can play the point and bring the ball up plus he is a good shooter. OSU can use another shooter. And he can play right away.

DefendOhio's picture

Nice addition. Hopefully more to come with the basketball visitors we had this weekend. 

ThirdLegLouie's picture

looking forward to seeing Della Valle on the court--

Check out the play at the :31 mark-- Love it

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RedStorm45's picture

I've seen him listed at 6'2'' up to 6'6'' no idea what is right.  He probably won't play much though for a couple years.  We still have Craft and Scott at point.  We have Smith, Thompson, and Ross at the 2-3 spots and Thad will likely run 2 of those guys for 25-30+ minutes.  However, out of all of those guys mentioned along with this kid, I'd like to think the best 3 point shooter will get some quality minutes to stretch the floor.