Ironic, isn’t it? Donte DiVincenzo played for the Villanova Wildcats the past three years and reeked havoc on the Marquette Golden Eagles. Now, he’ll be back in Milwaukee, except this time in the home uniform. Obviously he’s going to be on the professional level now with the Milwaukee Bucks. He’ll definitely need to get used to playing for fans in Milwaukee that are actually cheering for him.
1st Round, 17th Overall:
In all seriousness, the Bucks made a great choice by selecting DiVincenzo with the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft for a multitude of reasons. The first one being that DiVincenzo is a lights out shooter. People remember that the man finished with a game-high 31 points in the national title game against the Michigan Wolverines and put his name in the spotlight with that performance.
Secondly, DiVincenzo is already being compared to Klay Thompson. Obviously the young guard is nowhere near the talent-level of Thompson, but critics say that he could be a similar type of player in Milwaukee. That is a player the Bucks desperately need on their roster. If the critics are right and DiVincenzo can develop correctly, he can be a real offensive threat for years to come.
Will this Milwaukee pick work out?
Overall, the addition of DiVincenzo should be able to bring happiness to the fans of Milwaukee for a long time. Rashad Vaughn, D.J. Wilson and Thon Maker haven’t necessarily gone according to plan. DiVincenzo is the next player that fans will hope for the best for. The franchise will look to develop his shooting and defensive abilities even further.
The biggest thing to look at is whether or not Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker like the pick. We have yet to hear any reactions from the current stars of the team. If DiVincenzo can click well with them and create good chemistry on and off of the court, we could be in store for something truly magical in the Cream City.