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Donte DiVincenzo deletes Twitter account after offensive tweets discovered


Donte DiVincenzo deleted his twitter account on Monday night after being named Final Four MOP when people with nothing better to do decided to dig through his old tweets.

What they found were tweets with derogatory language both homophobic and racist in nature. Some of the tweets used the n-word while quoting song lyrics.

Villanova initially claimed that DiVincenzo’s twitter account had been hacked, but later retracted that statement when made aware that the tweets were not sent on Monday night. That came after DiVincenzo, who is white, was shown the tweet in the locker room and asked for comment on it. He confirmed that the account was his but denied sending the tweet, stating that he hasn’t been on twitter “since 2015 or 2016.”

At some point, DiVincenzo will need to apologize for this. And when he does, hopefully everyone will realize that 15 year olds do stupid things all the time and move on.

The lesson here: Delete all your old tweets when you sign those scholarship papers. It’s better than dealing with the fallout if and when you become a story.

Foot injury sidelines Villanova freshman DiVincenzo

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Villanova has one of the deeper backcourt rotations in the country, but Friday morning they announced that they’ll be a man short in this area for the next four to six weeks.

6-foot-6 freshman guard Donte DiVincenzo suffered a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot, and with the school’s timeline he isn’t expected back until mid-January at the earliest. DiVincenzo missed the Wildcats’ home win over La Salle on Sunday as a result of the injury.

The freshman from Delaware is averaging just over nine minutes per game for Villanova, which relies upon the likes of Ryan Arcidiacono, Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, Phil Booth and Mikal Bridges for their majority of the minutes on the perimeter. All five of those guards play at least 19 minutes per game with Hart leading the way at 30.4 mpg, so it’s likely that DiVincenzo’s minutes get spread amongst this quintet moving forward.