Weighing in on Delly
Before former Gael guard Matthew Dellavedova '13 made his mark on the NBA he left a lasting impression on Saint Mary's.
He was the first Saint Mary’s men’s basketball player to earn first-team Academic All-America honors, the 2012 WCC Player of the Year and the WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013.
"This is a guy who goes out and works his tail off every single night and people are trying to give him a bad rap."
—LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
“He’s a guy every guy wants on his team."
—David Blatt, Cleveland Cavaliers Coach
“I’ve been following the coverage and there’s all this talk about his limitations, but to Delly, it’s all about possibilities…That’s what he is all about.”
—Beth Dobkin, Provost, Saint Mary’s College of California
"Here at Saint Mary's, we kind of knew all this stuff about Matt being around him, but it's kind of fun to see everyone else in the country learn about him."
—Randy Bennett, Men's Basketball Coach, Saint Mary’s College of California
“Dellavedova is changing the NBA Finals. He is the unlikely Robin to LeBron James' Batman.”
—Jeff Faraudo, Bay Area News Group
- Saint Mary's Represented in Fourth Straight NBA Finals, SMCGaels.com
- Matthew Dellavedova, the Coffee King of Cleveland? GQ
- Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova — A Standout In The Classroom And On The Court, National Public Radio
- Dellavedova Is a Firebrand and a Spark Plug for the Cavaliers, The New York Times
- Matthew Dellavedova Went From 'Goofy Kid' to Leader at St. Mary's First, The Sporting News
- Kobe on Dellavedova: 'You Want to See Players Playing With That Passion,' CBS Sports
- Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova's Scrappy Play Pleases Teammates, Bothers Foes, San Jose Mercury News
- 'Annoying' Dellavedova Shows U.S. Meaning of Aussie Grit, CNN
- Why Every NBA Team Needs an Australian, The Wall Street Journal
- St. Mary’s Mates Come Out to Cheer for Dellavedova, San Francisco Chronicle
- Saint Mary's Australian Pipeline Again Making a Splash in NBA Finals, Yahoo Sports
- Dellavedova is Finals' Breakout Star, Contra Costa Times
- Matthew Dellavedova Isn't Dirty, America: He's Just Australian, The Guardian
- Matthew Dellavedova is the Internet's New Favorite Meme, SI.com
- Dellavedova Breaks Arms, Legs, Neck; Will Play Game 4, TheNewYorker.com
- Man at Work: Aussie Guard Dellavedova Sparks Cavs With Grit, AP.org: The Big Story
- Who Did It Better? Matthew Dellavedova, Slate.com
- Australia's Matthew Dellavedova Inspires US Rap Song, Sydney Morning Herald
- What are Delly's Favorite Reads?
- Lucky Charms – Sports Superstitions Give Gaels the Extra Edge
- He's an Olympian too - Gaelympians
- SMC Gaels on Delly
- Retiring Number "4"
- Saint Mary's Receives Spirit of Australia Award
- Australia's Ambassador to U.S. Visits Saint Mary's
- St. Mary's Effect on World Basketball, SFGate.com
- Cultural and Educational Ties Bind Saint Mary's with Australia
- Leaving a Positive Imprint: Aussies Bring No Worries, Mate, to Gaels Basketball
- Gaels' Mills Leaves Mark on Indigenous Australians