Basketball Player From Delaware Signs Deal With New York Knicks
There have been several athletes from our area that have entered the pros. The newest is a basketball player from Delaware that reportedly signed a deal with the New York Knicks.
Donte DiVincenzo Newark Delaware
DiVincenzo was born in Newark, Delaware and attended Salesianum. While there, he led the team to two consecutive state championships.
He was named Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association’s Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year in 2015.
While playing for Villanova, coach Jay Wright jokingly called him “The Michael Jordan of Delaware.”
From the Tri-State to the NBA
DiVincenzo was selected with the 17th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018 NBA draft. From there, he made his way to the Sacramento Kings. After a short stint with the Kings, he signed with the Golden State Warriors on a two-year, $9.3M deal.
DiVincenzo landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated when he scored more points than any non-starting player in NCAA championship history, according to Delaware Online.
It’s been reported that he will now join the New York Knicks, joining his former Villanova teammates Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart.
He signed a 4 year $50million deal.
DiVincenzo boasts Delaware pride and we gotta say, the feeling is mutual. His name has been on the lips of a lot of sports fans here in the first state.
We can’t wait to see how he does in New York!