Bucks select Donte DiVincenzo with No. 17 pick in NBA Draft
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Bucks have selected Donte DiVincenzo with the 17th overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft.
DiVincenzo played parts of three seasons at Villanova, a school that won two national championships during his time there.
Donte DiVincenzo was a member of the 2016 and 2018 National Champs Villanova Wildcats! pic.twitter.com/fqzGFAh8od— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) June 22, 2018
A 6-foot-5, 205-pound sophomore, DiVincenzo was named the 2017-18 BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year after he averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from 3-point range. DiVincenzo was selected as the 2018 Final Four Most Outstanding Player after he averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in the Final Four, including scoring 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting in the Wildcats’ win over Michigan in the national championship game.
DiVincenzo emerged as a redshirt freshman in 2016-17 as he was named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman team after averaging 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from 3-point range. The Newark, Delaware, native appeared in 84 games over three seasons (2015-18) with Villanova, and holds career averages of 10.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 25.8 minutes per game. He finished his career as a 46.9 percent shooter with a 37.8 shooting percentage from 3-point range.