High major point guard emerges at Findlay

LAS VEGAS -- Dinos Trigonis' Las Vegas Fall Showcase tipped off late Wednesday night matching up Findlay Prep against the best players in Las Vegas. In the end it was an International guard that caught our eye.

Two years ago it was Enes Kanter. Last year it was Otto Porter.

Both Kanter and Porter went from virtually unknown prospects to among the best players in the country their senior years of high school.

This year Amedeo Della Valle has the potential to follow in their footsteps.

During a scrimmage between Findlay Prep and a team made up of the best prospects in Las Vegas, Della Valle showed clear high major ability and appears to be the best available point guard in the 2012 class.

Over the summer Della Valle, a native of Italy, led the Italian U18 national team in scoring in the European Champions this past summer. Shortly after he made his way to the United State to play for Findlay.

According to Findlay associate head coach Todd Simon the talented guard can do it all from the guard position.

"He's a big guard with exceptional quickness and he has an ability to make shots," Simon told Scout.com. "He has very good vision with the ball. He competed at a high level and he's got a toughness about him."

"He can really score it," Simon said. "He has a high basketball IQ and he really works on his game."

Despite not clocking a ton of minutes Wednesday night, Della Valle displayed a terrific presence at the point guard spot. His court vision and passing ability stood out throughout the scrimmage.

While Della Valle is somewhat of an unknown to most, there are a handful of schools that have known about him for quite some time.

According to Simon, Arizona, California, St. Mary's, Gonzaga, Portland, Utah and UMass have offered him a scholarship. Sean Miller, who holds a commitment from Findlay post Brandon Ashley, was in to see Della Valle recently.

Although the college attention is there, Della Valle won't be making a college choice until the spring.

"He's going to do some test prep and he's not going to take any visits in the fall," Simon said. "He's going to take his time on making his decision and make it in the spring."


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