Ryan Arcidiacono has landed with an NBA team with a great pedigree.
According to Jeff Skversky of ABC6, Arciadiacono is headed to the San Antonio Spurs.
Former Villanova star Ryan Arcidiacono signs an undrafted rookie free agent deal with the Spurs a source tells @6abc pic.twitter.com/zUKsZIHCbu— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) June 24, 2016
Our Pierce Roberson had the following to say about Arcidiacono in his scouting report,
One of the most important aspects of Arcidiacono's game is his ball-handling ability. He has solid court vision, a decent shooter off the pick-and-roll, and can create space and find his shot off the dribble, traits NBA offenses are always looking for in point guards. He's no stranger to playing in an uptempo offense, and his ability to handle the point will get him a look from a few teams.
Arch's shooting vastly improved in his final year, averaging a 59% TS% (according to Kenpom) in a loaded backcourt. Always a good three-point shooter, he really worked to tighten up his game inside the arc last season. On 178 shots from 2-point range, Arcidiacono connected on half of them.
Arch walked into Villanova a captain, something Jay Wright says has never been done before at Villanova, and left four years later a captain and a national champion. Faces came and went, but what endured was the leadership of its point guard. He's a tough competitor, and that trickles down to his teammates. BTW, if not for that leadership he commands from his teammates and his opposition, Kris Jenkins probably isn't free behind him for the game winning shot in the natty.
For a player like Arcidiacono, the Spurs are an ideal fit.