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2018 Villanova Basketball Season Recap: Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

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Dada had an impressive start to his career as a Wildcat.

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Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree Career Stats

Season G MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Season G MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2017-18 40 11.3 1.3 1.7 0.779 1.3 1.7 0.779 0 0 0 0.5 0.7 0.643 2.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5 1.8 3.1

Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, a 6’9” forward out of Philadelphia, played a major role in Villanova’s 2018 National Championship season. While the stats may not wow you, Cosby-Roundtree was one of only five Wildcats to play in all 40 games this season. DCR averaged just over 11 minutes a game this season, giving quality production on the court when fellow freshman big Omari Spellman was off of it.

Cosby-Roundtree was extremely efficient on the offensive side of the court, posting a 134.6 offensive rating, which ranks first among the top eight regular members of the rotation. Equally impressive was his absurd 77.9% field goal percentage, highlighted by a nine game stretch from December 10th against La Salle to Janurary 17th against Georgetown where DCR did not miss a field goal attempt.

DCR scored a career high 11 points in the January 23rd home victory over Providence and grabbed a career high seven rebounds in the Elite Eight defeat of Texas Tech, which included five offensive rebounds.

Did Dhamir Cosby-Rountree meet or exceed expectations in 2018?

I think most would say the Philadelphia native exceeded his freshman year expectation. As I wrote in DCR’s wisdom of the crowd, there was a decent range in the possible outcomes for Dada. Preseason some thought there was a possibility he would get stuck behind Dylan Painter in the rotation, but it turns out Rountree impressed so much the coaching staff felt comfortable red shirting Painter.

44% of voters were right on the money, voting that Dada would average between 1.6-2.8 points per game. To go along with his efficient offense, DCR provided solid defense all season long. His 101.1 defensive rating was third among the main members of the rotation, behind only Omari Spellman and Mikal Bridges.

Overall, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree exceeded most people’s expectation and became a critical member of a National Champion in only his freshman season.