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Villanova Basketball 2020-21 season preview: Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

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What can we expect from Cosby-Roundtree’s senior year?

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Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree’s Career Stats

SEASON GP GS MIN FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
SEASON GP GS MIN FG FG% 3PT 3P% FT FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
2017-18 40 1 11.3 1.3-1.7 77.9 0.0-0.0 0 0.5-0.7 64.3 1 1.4 2.4 0.1 0.4 0.3 1.8 0.5 3.1
2018-19 36 16 20.5 1.9-3.0 64.8 0.0-0.0 0 1.2-1.6 74.1 2.5 3.3 5.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 2.6 0.7 5.1
2019-20 29 0 7.7 0.7-1.0 69 0.0-0.0 0 0.1-0.2 57.1 0.8 1.4 2.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.4 1.5

Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High school: Neumann-Goretti
Height: 6-9
Weight: 235

Player preview

Last year, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree didn’t fully seem like himself. On the court, his production dipped and his role shrunk.

He had his best showing in a 16-minute outing against DePaul on Feb. 19, where he shot a perfect 4-of-4 on the floor and didn’t miss a single free throw in route to an 11-point, seven-rebound game, with two assists.

After appearing in every single game throughout his freshman and sophomore seasons, he faded deeper into the rotation his junior year, but his attitude remained upbeat and he continued to play a leadership role as co-captain.

Fans wondered what was going on.

After the season, it was unveiled that Cosby-Roundtree underwent successful surgery on his shin to remove a metallic hardware that was inserted in a previous procedure at the start of his college career.

With the successful procedure, things seemed to be looking up for Cosby-Roundtree. Off the court, he was out making his voice heard.

Would we see the athleticism and spring in his jump that we saw his freshman season? Will Cosby-Roundtree get to pick up from his 2018 Advocare Invitational MVP performance?

Unfortunately for Cosby-Roundtree, it seems like there will be a slight delay to this season. Although the surgery went well, he’s having another flare up in his shin. Last week, head coach Jay Wright revealed that Cosby-Roundtree was dealing with a leg injury.

Wright didn’t reveal the severity of the injury, but disclosed that he wouldn’t be playing “early in the season.”

“He’s just had a setback again with his shin,” Wright said. “We had him for maybe five days in practice. So, we don’t have him, but he provides great leadership for us.”

Best case scenario: Cosby-Roundtree is able to bounce back from his lingering shin injury and is able to hit the court as a contributor. While the exact timeframe for his recovery is unknown, if he remains out for only the early part of the season, he finds a groove and gets healthy midway through the year, then peaks in the second half or the postseason. He comes close or exceeds his 2018 Advocare Invitational performance.

Worst case scenario: The shin injury is much more serious and he’s out for a prolonged period of time. He tries to fight through the pain to enjoy his final college basketball season later in the year, but is bogged down by it. Even worse case scenario would be that it’s serious and he misses most of the season, but remains a positive influence on the team and in the locker room.

The Wisdom of the Crowds

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How many points per game will Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree have this season?

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  • 51%
    3.0 or fewer
    (273 votes)
  • 38%
    3.1-5.5
    (200 votes)
  • 7%
    5.6-7.5
    (38 votes)
  • 2%
    7.6 or more
    (15 votes)
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