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Ohio State guard Amedeo Della Valle will turn pro


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.

VIDEO: UNLV’s Derrick Jones with more ridiculous dunks

Kelly Kline
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UNLV freshman Derrick Jones is probably the best dunker in college basketball and he took flight a few times on Tuesday afternoon at the Maui Invitational.

The Runnin’ Rebels trailed host school Chaminade at the half before rallying for a win and Jones had a couple of highlight-reel plays in the win.

VIDEO: UMass Lowell game delayed by shattered backboard

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UMass Lowell’s game with Wheelock College was delayed for a little over an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a dunk attempt from Dontavius Smith broke the backboard.

The game resumed and is currently in the second half. Here’s the video of Smith shattering the glass after he took flight.