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Prospect Profile

Malcolm Delaney

  • Full Name: Malcolm Delaney
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-3 / 190
  • Birthdate: March 11, 1989
  • College: Virginia Tech

Strengths:
  * Great shooter
  * Tough
  * Competitive
  * Gets to the free throw line a ton and cashes in there

Weaknesses:
  * Needs to get stronger
  * Has to continue to improve decision making off ball screens
 

NBA projection:
Delaney's ability to play either guard spot, along with his accuracy from 3-point range, will give him a chance to become a bench contributor.

2010-11 Season:
Delaney earned first-team All-ACC honors while leading Virginia Tech in scoring (18.7), assists and steals. He also shot a team-leading .408 from 3-point range.

Key statistics:
18.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 3.0 tpg, 1.6 spg, 38.2 mpg, .420 FG, .408 3PT, .850 FT

Cool statistic:
Delaney led the ACC in minutes played (38.2 mpg) by a large margin. Kyle Singler of Duke was second (34.8 mpg).

Reminds me of:
Juan Dixon, a fellow slender Baltimore guard who can score

What Insiders Say:
Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg
"He's a Baltimore guard. That's what I tell people. He's a competitive kid. We gave him a lot of freedom, but he never abused it. He helped us win a lot of games by just competing."

What Outsiders Say:
Virginia coach Tony Bennett
"Malcolm Delaney is a guy who can score the basketball. With players like that, you've just got to do your best to make them earn [points]. … You've got to be mindful of where he's at, and realize he can change a game around."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Virginia Tech
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2007-08 35 27.3 102 243 .420 85 108 .787 2.9 3.1 0.8 0.1 336 9.6
2008-09 34 36.9 160 416 .385 225 259 .869 4.0 4.5 1.5 0.3 615 18.1
2009-10 33 35.7 187 483 .387 230 273 .842 3.7 4.5 1.2 0.1 667 20.2
2010-11 34 38.2 186 443 .420 181 213 .850 3.5 4.0 1.6 0.2 637 18.7
Totals 136 34.5 635 1585 .401 721 853 .845 3.5 4.0 1.3 0.2 2255 16.6
Three-point field goals: 2007-08, 47-for-117 (.402); 2008-09, 70-for-198 (.354); 2009-10, 63-for-206 (.306); 2010-11, 84-for-206 (.408). Totals: 264-for-727 (.363).

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