CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Former Saint Mary's guard and West Coast Conference Player of the Year Matthew Dellavedova has been named to the final 15-man roster for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced today.
After going undrafted, the Maryborough, Australia native played with the Cavaliers during the team's Summer League in Las Vegas, then accepted an invitation to join the team for preseason training. Today, the team waived four players in order to reach the NBA maximum squad size of 15.
Officially, the roster is submitted to the NBA on Monday. However, it is unlikely the roster will change between now and next week.
"Delly just brings a toughness," Cavaliers coach Mike Brown told Cavs.com. "And even though he’s a rookie, (he) brings a veteran feel to the ballclub that you can’t get out of young guys.”
The Cavaliers concluded their preseason schedule last night in a loss at Charlotte. The team opens the regular-season Wednesday night in a 4 p.m. (Pacific) game against Brooklyn. The game will be televised nationally on NBATV.