The 2016 NCAA champions were recognized by the State House, State Senate and Governor Wolf
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. UConn - Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. St. John's - Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Xavier - Wednesday, Jan. 10 , 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Marquette - Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. DePaul - Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
An athletic guard with a wide range of skills ... Brings long distance shooting range and the ability to make plays off of the dribble ... A good passer who served in a variety of roles during his high school career.
2016-17 Overview: Emerged as one of the Wildcats' most important players over the course of the campaign ... Named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman team and as the Philadelphia Big Five Rookie of he Year ... His game-winning tip-in against Virginia on Jan. 29 was one of the season's most memorable plays.
2016-17 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Connected on 14-of-26 field goal attempts (.538) and averaged 18.0 ppg in two NCAA Tournament games ... Scored 15 points in a 65-62 loss to Wisconsin, which followed on the heels of a 21-point effort in a 76-56 victory over Mount St. Mary's in the opening round at Buffalo, N.Y.
2016-17 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Added eight rebounds in a 74-60 win over Creighton in the BIG EAST Tournament championship game on March 11 .... Connected on 7-of-8 attempts from the field and finished with a career high 25 points to go with five rebounds and four assists in a 108-67 win over St. John's on March 9.
2016-17 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Added nine points to the cause as VU downed Georgetown 81-55 on March 4 .... His nine points and four rebounds helped lift VU past Creighton 79-63 on Feb. 25 ...Supplied 17 points off the bench to help VU down No. 24 Xavier 73-57 on Feb. 11 in Cincinnati ... Offered another bench boost vs. Georgetown on Feb. 7, adding 15 points and six rebounds in a 75-64 win ... Notched a new career high with 20 points and seven rebounds in a 92-79 victory over St. John's on Feb. 4 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Added 10 points and two assists in a 76-46 victory over Seton Hall on Jan. 16 ... Established a new career high with 19 points to go with three rebounds and two assists in a 70-57 win over St. John's on Jan. 14 at Madison Square Garden ...Lifted the Wildcats with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists off the bench in a 79-54 win over No. 15 Xavier on Jan. 10 ... Notched a career-high six assists to go with eight points in a 93-81 victory over Marquette on Jan. 7 ...Added six points and four rebounds at Butler on Jan. 4.
2016-17 Non Conference Highlights: His tip-in of a Josh Hart miss beat the buzzer and allowed VU to upend Virginia 61-59 on Jan. 29 .... Matched a season-high with 13 points in an 82-57 win at Penn ... Added a season-high four steals to go with seven points and four rebounds in a Nov. 23 win over the College of Charleston ...Added 13 points, four rebounds and a blocked shot to help the Wildcats down UCF 67-57 on Nov. 20, new a career high ... Contributed 12 points to go with four rebounds in 20 minutes of a 96-77 win over Wake Forest in the semifinals of the Gildan Charleston Classic.
2015-16 Overview: Appeared in eight games as a reserve before being sidelined by a rfractured fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot that was revealed on Dec. 18 ... Did not appear in uniform for any game after Dec. 7 (vs. Oklahoma).
2015-16 Non-Conference Highlights: A corner 3-pointer in the second half helped Villanova pull away from Georgia Tech in a 69-52 victory in the final of the NIT Season Tipoff on Nov. 20 ... His 3-pointer ignited a 24-0 run that keyed an 86-51 win over ETSU on Nov. 20 ... Finished with five points and five rebounds.
SALESIANUM HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead his squad to consecutive Delaware State tournament basketball titles ... Tabbed Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association's Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a senior in 2015 ... Averaged 22.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as a senior in 2014-15 ... He averaged 15.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game at Salesianum High School as a junior and played AAU basketball for Team Final.
Parents are John F. DiVincenzo and Kathie DiVincenzo ... Born in Newark, Del. ... Has one brother, John A. DiVincenzo (27).
Jay Wright on Donte DiVincenzo: "Donte DiVincenzo is one of the most heralded players to come out of Delaware in a long time. We've had great success with Will Sheridan and Jermaine Medley from Delaware. I think Donte is the same kind of impactful player those guys were. He comes from a terrific high school program at Salesianum Prep and has been well-coached there by Brendan Haley."