A quick bit of research appears to confirm the fact that Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova is one of the best guards ever to play college basketball on the West Coast.
The Aussie senior is only the third ever among players from West Coast college basketball programs to surpass 1,800 points and 700 assists in his career. He currently is sitting at 1,846 points, which is tied with Omar Samhan for the second-most in school history (ties for 13th most ever among WCC players), and owns the school record with 728 assists.
The only other two players to pass the 1,800/700 mark were Gary “The Glove” Payton of Oregon State (1987-90) and Leon Wood from Arizona (1980) & Cal State Fullerton (1982-84). Oakland native Payton recorded an incredible 2,172 points and 938 assists, while Wood combined for 1,981 points and 769 assists.
Both players were first round selections in the NBA Draft.
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