Donte DiVincenzo's NCAA MOP performance shines light on unfortunate Twitter history

Donte DiVincenzo won Monday’s Most Outstanding Player honor in Villanova’s NCAA championship win over Michigan with a scintillating shooting performance en route to a career-high 31 points.

The Wildcats’ sixth man was not a household name, which prompted some digging into who he is and his social media past.

Unfortunately, searches through his Twitter account surfaced some offensive and misguided posts from when he was in high school. The digging also helps explain this bizarre interaction with a reporter from last year’s NCAA tournament about the validity of his Twitter account.

His account has been dormant recently, with no new posts since June 2, 2016.

Be warned, some of the language used below may be offensive.

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In 2011, he used a racial slur to compare himself to Derrick Rose.

In 2013, he tweeted several posts freely using a gay slur.

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Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) motions to the fans after cutting the net in celebration of their victory over the Michigan Wolverines 79-62 in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) shoots against Michigan Wolverines guard Charles Matthews (1) in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Schwaberow/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (left) holds the national championship trophy with Jalen Brunson (right) after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 79-62 in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright embraces guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 79-62 in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) celebrates with Jalen Brunson (1) after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 79-62 in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) shoots a three-point shot over Michigan Wolverines guard Zavier Simpson (3) during the second half in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) is defended by Michigan Wolverines forward Isaiah Livers (4) in the second half in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) blocks the shot of Michigan Wolverines guard Charles Matthews (1) during the second half in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) lays the ball up past Michigan Wolverines guard Charles Matthews (1) during the second half in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) lays the ball up past Michigan Wolverines guard Charles Matthews (1) during the second half in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) dunks the ball against Michigan Wolverines guard Charles Matthews (1) during the first half in the championship game of the 2018 men's Final Four at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 and Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats speaks to the media in the locker room after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats drives to the basket against Charles Matthews #1 of the Michigan Wolverines during the second half of the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with the trophy after the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats cuts the net after the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 and Matt Kennedy #35 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Jalen Brunson #1 and Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrate with the trophy after the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats is given the national championship trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Michigan Wolverines 79-62. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with the trophy after the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats holds the trophy while celebrating with teammates after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats holds the trophy while celebrating with teammates after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Villanova men’s basketball tweeted a statement hours after the game saying that the tweets were not DiVincenzo’s. “Unfortunately a Twitter account belonging to Donte DiVincenzo was hacked tonight,” the “official statement” read. “None of the statements attributed to Donte are his – he has not used the account for months. The account has been deactivated. Please disregard any of these false tweets.”

But that tweet was quickly deleted, likely after a program spokesman realized a hack would not have explained tweets that were years old.

The program, as of late Monday night, had not released a second statement on the subject.

Much of these posts were made when DiVincenzo was young and provide yet another example of the pitfalls of social media.

Related: See photos from the championship game: 

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NCAA championship: No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 3 Michigan
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SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats attempts a free throw against the Michigan Wolverines in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Mikal Bridges #25 reacts with Eric Paschall #4 of the Villanova Wildcats during the second half of the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Omari Spellman #14 of the Villanova Wildcats and Moritz Wagner #13 of the Michigan Wolverines compete for a rebound in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Collin Gillespie #2 and Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats react in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: The Villanova Wildcats bench reacts in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Omari Spellman #14 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts with his teammates during the second half of the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Eric Paschall #4 and Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrate in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman #12 of the Michigan Wolverines shoots a free thros against the Villanova Wildcats during the second half of the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Jalen Brunson #1 and Omari Spellman #14 of the Villanova Wildcats battles for the ball with Moritz Wagner #13 of the Michigan Wolverines in the first half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Michigan Wolverines 79-62. (Photo by Matt Marriott/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Charles Matthews #1 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the second half of the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with teammates after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: The Villanova Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with teammates after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Charles Matthews #1 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts on the bench late in the second half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats attempts a shot against Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman #12 of the Michigan Wolverines during the first half in the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Michigan Wolverines 79-62. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Head coach John Beilein and Duncan Robinson #22 of the Michigan Wolverines hug after the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Villanova Wildcats at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Chris Steppig/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: The Villanova Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: The Villanova Wildcats celebrate on stage after the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with the trophyafter the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates after the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Michigan Wolverines at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Donte DiVincenzo #10 and Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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