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Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo to remain in the NBA Draft

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The Big Ragu is striking while the iron is hot.

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Donte DiVincenzo will officially remain in the NBA Draft, foregoing his remaining two years of eligibility with the Villanova Wildcats.

Donte posted the following note to his Instagram page announcing the decision.

DiVincenzo wasn’t considered a pro-ready prospect for most of the season, but his 31-point breakout performance in the National Championship game put him on the radar. An impressive showing at the NBA Draft Combine made this decision almost a certainty heading down the stretch towards the May 30th deadline.

DiVincenzo is currently projected anywhere from mid-late first round to early second round in most mock drafts but has been on the rise since the NBA Combine. While his measurables are average, he possesses above-average athleticism and his scoring ability and defensive potential should translate well to the next level.

The loss of DiVincenzo stings Villanova in the immediate future as he would have likely been a preseason All-American entering next season. Jay Wright has already begun to plug the hole with the addition of grad transfer Joe Cremo. Top-60 prospect Justin Moore is already committed for the following season as well.

Best of luck on Draft Night to Ragu, and thank you for the memories on the Main Line!