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Ryan Arcidiacono Inks Deal With The Spurs

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Ryan Arcidiacono

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Former Villanova Wildcat Ryan Arcidiacono has signed a multi-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Earlier this summer, the San Antonio Spurs announced that they had signed the NCAA’s Final Four Most Outstanding Player, the undrafted Ryan Arcidiacono, to a partially guaranteed camp deal with a summer league invitation.

Following a solid performance in seven summer league games split between Las Vegas and Utah, Arcidiacono averaged 2.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 19.4 minutes per game. Overall, the Spurs must have seen enough because late last week, the team offered Arcidicono a multi-year contract (terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed).

Arcidiacono, was named Second Team All-Big East in his senior season, averaging 12.5 points, 4.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds while shooting over 44 percent from the field and just under 40 percent from three point range. He is also the only player in Villanova history to record 1,500-plus points and 500-plus assists, capping off a great four-year career by being an instrumental piece of the university’s first national championship since 1985.

Undrafted, he will more than likely spend the season with the Austin Spurs, San Antonio’s D-League affiliate. There he’ll have the opportunity to really get much-needed experience and NBA-level playing time. He’ll be around a winning culture, with chances to learn and continue to develop at every turn. Not to mention, he’ll be doing it as a member of one of the most successful and well-coached franchises in league history.

There are no guarantees that this will lead to an NBA career for Arcidiacono, one that would follow in the footsteps of fellow recent Villanova alums such as Kyle Lowry, Randy Foye, Dante Cunningham and Darrun Hilliard, but being with the Spurs gives him the best shot.

After all, this is the organization who has developed countless stars, including Danny Green, who is considered to be the most successful player to ever come out of the NBA D-League.

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