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Paul Delaney

  • Full Name: Paul Lewis Delaney III
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-2 / 200
  • Birthdate: August 30, 1986
  • College: Alabama-Birmingham
Alabama-Birmingham
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 28 0 32 56 0.571 22 41 0.537 2 5 0.4 37 37 30 2 88 3.1
2005-06 31 3 88 176 0.5 90 130 0.692 3 21 0.143 0.692 48 39 6 269 8.7
2006-07 31 31 157 342 0.459 148 209 0.708 19 74 0.257 150 160 59 10 481 15.5
2007-08 4 4 11 23 0.478 13 13 1 0 3 0 22 20 7 2 35 8.8
2008-09 33 33 180 322 0.559 149 193 0.772 22 59 0.373 146 115 70 5 531 16.1
Totals 127 71 468 919 0.509 421 576 0.731 46 162 0.284 461 364 70 25 1404 11.1

Career Highlights:

Only the second player in school history to reach 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and 300 assists for his career (Stanley Jackson). His 1,404 points rank ninth on UABís career scoring chart. Named First Team All-Conference USA as a junior. Earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors as a senior, as well as All-Defensive Team honors. Received a medical redshirt for the 2007-08 season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee four games into the season. Competed in the 2009 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, earning All-Tournament honors.

Senior (2008-09):

Ranked second on the team and ninth in C-USA in scoring (16.1 ppg). Ranked second in C-USA in steals (2.1 spg) and field goal percentage (.559). Finished as the nationís top guard in terms of field goal percentage. Finished the season with eight 20-point games. Scored in double figures in all but three games. Recorded the second triple-double in school history in a win over Tulane, tallying 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Scored a season-high 26 points against Memphis. Had 23 points on 10-for-14 shooting against Oklahoma. Had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists against Notre Dame in the postseason NIT.

2007-08:

Averaged 8.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game through opening four contests before suffering a season-ending knee injury in opening minute of second half in game vs. Georgia Southern.

Junior (2006-07):

Led team in scoring (15.5 ppg) and assists (5.2 apg), while also ranking fourth in rebounds (4.8 rpg). Finished second in the league in assists and fifth in scoring. Also finished tied for 42nd in the nation in assists. Averaged 37.1 minutes, which ranked second on the school's all-time single-season list. During a five-game stretch from Dec. 2 through Dec. 18, Delaney played 213 minutes, which averages to 42.6 minutes per contest. Captured C-USA Player of the Week honors for the weeks of Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Recorded double-figure scoring in all but six games, while also dishing out at least three assists in all but seven games during season. Had a career-high 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the floor in the win over Wyoming, while also collecting seven assists.

Sophomore (2005-06):

Played in all 31 contests during year, starting three times. Had 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting off the bench to lead team in NCAA Tournament contest vs. Kentucky. Averaged 12.6 points during C-USA tournament. Had 14 points in C-USA finals loss to Memphis. Scored 13 in C-USA semifinal win over UTEP (3/10). Notched 11 in C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over SMU. Scored 11 points with six boards in upset win over Memphis. Notched 13 points behind 6-of-9 field goal shooting against Tulane. Scored 12 points in win over East Carolina. Had 17 points at Memphis. Had seven points, a career-high eight rebounds, four assists and four steals against Centenary.

Freshman (2004-05):

Key spark off the bench for a UAB team which reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Collected career-high five steals against Tulane. Scored five points with three steals against East Carolina. Played season-high 19 minutes and scored seven points at ECU. Scored 12 points in Murray State win. Notched seven points against Alabama A&M.

Strengths: Athletic point guard whoís at his best when on the attack. Uses his strong frame and quick first step to get into the lane. Takes high-percentage shots. Size, length and lateral quickness give him excellent potential as a defender.

Personal: Parents are Naomi Black and Paul Delaney, Jr. Has three siblings (Arisika, Eryn and Sakia). Majored in history.

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