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"At 6-foot-4, Dellavedova can see over the defense, and his ability to see all five defenders makes him impossible to plan for. Every defensive player needs to be alert on every possession when Dellavedova is on the floor. In transition, if you turn your head, it will result in a layup. And in the half court, Dellavedova is a threat every time he comes off the ball screen. He sees rotations and delivers the ball on time and on target. As a coach, you can prepare for a player's athletic ability or shooting ability (even if doing so still doesn't enable you to stop them), but it's almost impossible to get your players to account for an opponent's basketball IQ. Dellavedova has a PhD in seeing plays before they develop, and he might have the highest basketball IQ in the country. His intangibles and toughness set the tone for the Gaels, and you cannot undervalue the experience he gained last summer as a member of the Australian Olympic team."