Jarred pasta sauces can jump.
Here’s but just a sampling of the Twitter hype wafting off Donte’s smoldering NBA Draft Combine performance:
Great first half from Donte DiVincenzo. Plays such a physical brand of basketball. Making the right plays passing ahead. Hit one deeeep NBA 3. Really playing confidently. I was skeptical about him playing here after his Final Four, but he's no question helping himself here.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 17, 2018
Toughness. Speed. Passing. Attitude.
📺: ESPN 2 pic.twitter.com/aTeVtnLcJ0
— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) May 17, 2018
With all due respect to Jalen Brunson, this is the elite athleticism and footwork that has always made DiVincenzo a better NBA prospect.
NBA Draft Combine Max Vertical Jump:
1) Donte Divincenzo 42”
2) Josh Okogie 42”
3) Trevon Duval 41.5”
3) Anfernee Simons 41.5”
3) Zhaire Smith 41.5”
6) Rawle Alkins 40.5”
6) Grayson Allen 40.5”
6) Hamidou Diallo 40.5”
6) Melvin Frazier 40.5”
10) Landry Shamet 39.5”
— NBA Draft God (@NBADraftGod) May 17, 2018
Donte played in a handful of games last season and then broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his foot and had to watch the National Championship run from the bench. He swaps places with Phil Booth this year. Booth, who scored 20 points against North Carolina in the title game, has missed the entire season with pain in his surgically repaired knee and will take a redshirt. But DiVincenzo has done a lot over the last few months to alleviate concerns about Booth’s absence. The Michael Jordan of Delaware***, Donte is an insanely athletic white guard**** with impressive hops. He’s someone who will attempt three rim-rattling dunks this month… and convert one of them. He won the Virginia game in January with a last-second tip-in of Hart’s missed layup attempt. To me, he may be the best NBA prospect on the Wildcats. He’s young, and a bit raw, but he’s improved markedly over the course of the season and has next level athleticism.
You know the line.
Here he is shooting a healthy three:
Donte DiVincenzo is a killer. Scores with swagger and can shoot. Was my pick for the Suns at 31 in my latest mock. Quick trigger here. pic.twitter.com/7uaRCMj3o9
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) May 18, 2018
They’re all leaving, aren’t they?
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) May 18, 2018
A big Fortnite player:
NEW: The best of the best from Donte DiVincenzo's #NBA Combine Media Availability.
— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) May 18, 2018
It’s been fun, Donte. May your tip slams forever be plentiful… and slathered in a thick red gravy.