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Delon Wright Earns Bob Cousy Award

After being snubbed from the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Delon Wright was able to collect a trophy at the end of a spectacular senior season at the University of Utah.  In the first ever ESPN College Basketball Awards Show, where they honored the best players in college basketball, Delon took home the Bob Cousy award which recognizes the best point guard in the nation.  Delon finished his career at Utah averaging 14.5 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, 5.1 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game.  The Los Angeles native led the Utes to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.

Taking a look back at Delon’s short 2-year career up on the hill.  His season high in points was 24 points on November 29th against Alabama State.  His season high in rebounds was 11 against BYU on December 10th.  His highest assist output was 10 twice (vs. South Dakota State on 12/23 and vs. USC on 1/2).

His career high in points was 27 at Washington on January 8th of 2014.  His best rebounding performance was 17 vs. St Katherine on 12/28/13.  His best assist night was 12 vs. Fresno State on 12/7/13.

After transferring from a Junior College to the University of Utah.  Delon was the first piece of this Utah team that made a major turnaround in the 4 short years under Larry Krystkowiak.

NBA DRAFT

Up next for Delon is trying to get into the NBA as he will start workouts and combines to help his draft stock.  Here are some of the recent mock drafts.

In the top 100 NBA Prospects from CBSSports.com, they have Delon as the 27th best prospect.

On NBADraftExpress.com they have Delon going to the Golden State Warriors with the 30th and final pick of the first round.  Wouldn’t be a bad place to play and backup Stephen Curry.

On NBADraft.net they have Wright going to the Chicago Bulls with the 21st pick of the first round.

CBSSports.com has two analysts with mock drafts.  Both Zach Harper and Sam Vecenie have Delon going to the Memphis Grizzlies with the 27th pick of the first round.

Hoopshype.com has Wright going to the Bulls with the 21st pick of the first round.

 

Congratulations to Delon Wright on winning the Bob Cousy award and on a fantastic career at the University of Utah.

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