On Saturday, the 6-foot-5 guard out of Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, announced for Ohio State, picking Thad Matta's team over strong interest from a host of schools including Arizona, Saint Mary's, Texas A&M and others.
"Level of competition, teammates, coaches and environment," Della Valle said when asked about why he picked OSU. "I feel it is the best place [for me] to be successful."
A guard with good size, Della Valle can play a variety of positions becasue of his overall skill set and ability to shoot the ball from long range. Findlay coach Todd Simon describted him as a "winner."
"Amedeo is a big guard that can really shoot it," Simon said. "He has a very hihg IQ and is very active. He's a gym rat and a winner."
Della Valle is the first commit for the Buckeyes in the 2012 recruiting class.