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Ohio State guard Amedeo Della Valle will turn pro

Mar 22, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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Ohio State sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle announced on Saturday that he would be leaving the program to turn professional. Della Valle is a native of Italy.

“It is now time for me to begin new experiences as I decided to head back to Europe to play PRO basketball,” he said in a statement posted on twitter.

Della Valle, who owns one of the best heads in college basketball, averaged just 4.0 points in 11.9 minutes this past season, but he became a bit of a sparkplug for the offensively challenged Buckeyes late in the season. He had 12 points, six boards and three blocks in a come-from-behind win over Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament.

Ohio State’s season ended on Thursday when the Buckeyes lost to Dayton in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

The Buckeyes are also waiting to hear if LaQuinton Ross will enter the NBA Draft or return to school for his senior season.

  1. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Wow i have to say im shocked hes goin pro. He wasnt a big contributor at all this season, so im not worried at all about trying to replace him. A walk on might contribute more than he did. As much as i watched the bucks this year i never saw him do much besides stand around the 3pt line looking lost or confused. I guess good luck Della Valle you’ll need it

  2. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Wow i have to say im shocked hes goin pro. He wasnt a big contributor at all this season, so im not worried at all about trying to replace him. A walk on might contribute more than he did. As much as i watched the bucks this year i never saw him do much besides stand around the 3pt line looking lost or confused. I guess good luck Della Valle you’ll need it

  3. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 22, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Idk why it posted the same comment twice. My bad

  4. JT - Mar 22, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    I’m shocked I thought Della Valle was gonna be a big contributor next year.
    http://thefrontofficenews.com

  5. jrodwilson - Mar 22, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Good luck ADV! Finding a better player to fill his spot is easy! Doing it in 2 months is going to be the hard part. Here’s hoping Matta is out on the recruiting trail trying to rebuild this team.

  6. tv63 - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    He won’t get drafted. Too much competition that’s way better.

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