Schools jumping in Della Valle recruitment

Amedeo Della Valle has received plenty of recruiting attention over the past couple months. Here's the latest on his recruitment.

After he broke out on the national scene at the Fullcourt Press Las Vegas Fall Showcase in September, schools haven't been shy about jumping in 6-foot-5, 180-pound Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep 2012 combo guard Amedeo Della Valle's recruitment.

"He's hearing from the same handful of schools in addition to some new schools that have begun recruiting him like USC, UConn, Boston College and Georgetown. A lot of schools are showing interest," said Findlay Prep assistant Todd Simon.

"Obviously Arizona is right there, Gonzaga, St. Mary's, Portland, Utah, California and UMass are the schools that have been there on top of the ones I mentioned."

When it comes to picking a school, Della Valle has a number of things he'll be looking for.

"He's looking for the right fit," said Simon. "He came to the United States to play ball and he wants to be part of the reason a team is winning somewhere, not part of a stockpile in my opinion.

"Obviously he could be back home playing so it's important for him to find the right fit and be a factor early on, get good coaching and enjoy the college experience. He's a winner and wants to win and that's a big part of it."

Simon doesn't believe that anything significant will happen with Della Valle's recruitment until after the season.

"He won't do any visits until late and is letting it come to him a little bit," he said. "He's not going to be blown away by anything right now; he's being very methodical and taking it all in.

"He's just wait and see right now. He has his list of schools that he likes and I don't know if I want to say he's wide open but he's receptive to situations as they arise."

As a player, Della Valle continues to impress. On Wednesday, he scored 29 points on 9 of 11 shooting in a 113-60 win over ABCD Prep.

"Amedeo is doing great," said Simon. "He's playing a lot of minutes for us. He's a 6-6 combo that can really shoot and has been hitting at a high percentage all season."

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