Led Team Italy to the U20 Euro Championship during summer 2013, earning MVP honors of the tournament.
Saw action in 15 games this season, averaging 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per appearance.
Played six minutes of NCAA tournament action against Iona, draining two FTs.
Provided a spark off the bench vs. Minnesota (2/20/13), playing seven minutes with a pair of 3s.
Drained three 3s vs. Chicago State (12/29/12), ending with a career-high 11 points to go with three defensive rebounds.
Tallied five points and three boards against Long Beach State (12/8/12).
Played 19 minutes against UMKC (11/23/12), scoring first three OSU points off a shot beyond arc ... Also tallied five boards, including four on defensive end.
Saw first action as a Buckeye in final minute against Rhode Island (11/17/12).
Injured ankle in preseason, but began practicing again Nov. 13 and was available for action in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic.
Amedeo Della Valle led Italy in scoring with 15.1 points per game in the 2011 U-18 European Championships. A native of Alba, Italy, Della Valle moved to the United States following the championships to attend Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev. A reliable shooter from long range, Della Valle broke the record for 3-pointers made in a single season (66), previously held by Cory Joseph, during his only season at Findlay Prep. Ranked among the Top 30 shooting guards in the 2012 recruiting class by scouting services, the Buckeyes' lone freshman will add depth to the rotation at the guard spot.
PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
Averaged 15.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for Italy during the 2011 U-18 European Championships
Ranked second at the championships in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 50 percent from downtown
Broke record for 3-pointers made in a single season at Findley Prep with 66
Also averaged 15 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game at Findley Prep
Part of Findlay Prep's third ESPN National High School Invitational championship ... the school boasts alums Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics
Played for Junior Casale in Italy from 2007-11 ... split time between the point and shooting guard positions
Son of Carlo and Cristina Della Valle ... Father, Carlo, played 15 seasons of professional basketball in Italy
Would like to pursue professional basketball or work in a business-related field following his time at Ohio State
Enjoys spending time with friends and teammates away from the court