The Cleveland Cavaliers were down to their last legs in the NBA Finals. Kevin Love, hurt. Kyrie Irving, hurt. Who could possibly fill in? Enter Matthew Dellevadova, the Australian point guard from St Mary’s College.
Here at POINT 3, we always support the Underdog player like him. So who are some ‘Next Delly’ candidates from this Draft, ie. players that went undrafted but could be sparkplugs for an NBA team?
For the past few years, it's been commonplace for higher-profile "name" players to skip the Portsmouth Pre-NBA Draft Invitational. Some players and agents want to give off a certain image of a player and don’t want to risk him playing badly.
But some players, regardless of their stock, just want to play and prove themselves. And one of them did wonders for his future career this past weekend.
We’re all about the #Underdog here at POINT 3. The team that shocks everyone, pulls off a huge upset, plays better as a team than what you might expect them to. But there are also #Underdog players. Here are the X-factor or Underdog-type players who while they won't get drafted in the NBA Draft lottery will likely have a big impact on the games this weekend.
Updated (Nov. 3): Watch the very emotional moment as Lauren score the first basket of the NCAA Basketball season vs. Hiram College.
To some it's just a sport. Maybe an activity you do with your friends. Something to do in your spare time. A way to stay in shape.
But to a lot of us, including everyone here at POINT 3, basketball means more. It's something that brings us together, gives us a chance to fight for something as a group, and makes people more connected. There is a sense of comradery around the game that few other things can come close to.
The story of Lauren Hill is an inspiring one, and one that touched us here at POINT 3 as well.