CBSSports.com thinks so. Check out this excellent feature on Delly. Here’s a snippet:
He’s a 40-percent 3-point shooter and 89 percent foul shooter. Oh, and according to Synergy, which obsessively tracks almost any kind of offensive statistic that you could imagine, Dellavedova is one of the best pick-and-roll players in the game. Among guys with at least 60 pick-and-roll possessions this season, Dellavedova is fifth in points per possession (1.122), and that doesn’t even account for the bundle of assists that he creates out of those situations.
His game doesn’t resemble his appearance. He signature, gnarled-up mouthpiece and bed-head, moppy hair call to mind something of a rugby-player’s mien. And Dellavedova is tough. But he’s also smooth, methodical and the perfect kind of point guard for modern college basketball offense. Without him, Saint Mary’s would likely be something closer to San Francisco than Gonzaga.”
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