* Great shooter
* Gets to the free throw line a ton and cashes in there
* Needs to get stronger
* Has to continue to improve decision making off ball screens
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.
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.
18.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 3.0 tpg, 1.6 spg, 38.2 mpg, .420 FG, .408 3PT, .850 FT
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.
|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).|