DiVincenzo’s stock soared during the NCAA tournament, when he won Final Four Most Outstanding Player and helped lead the Wildcats to a national championship. He scored 31 points in Villanova’s title game victory over Michigan after finishing with 15 points and eight rebounds against Kansas in the semifinals.
DiVincenzo worked out for multiple NBA teams over the past several weeks and impressed at the NBA draft combine.
The decision caps a rapid ascension for DiVincenzo, a borderline first-round pick in most mock drafts, since his college career began. The 6-foot-5 Delaware native redshirted his first season at Villanova after being unranked as a high school senior.
He played a key bench role as a redshirt freshman before breaking out last season, averaging 13.4 points and 4.8 rebounds to win Big East Sixth Man of the Year.
Villanova coach Jay Wright sent congratulations to DiVincenzo via Twitter on Tuesday.
— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) May 29, 2018
Wright and the Wildcats now wait for a decision from Omari Spellman, who entered the draft but did not sign with an agent. Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson announced in early April they were both leaving college and signing with agents.
The deadline for players to withdraw from the draft is Wednesday.