Malcolm Delaney

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Malcolm Delaney
Malcolm Delaney.JPG
No. 23 – FC Bayern Munich
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League German Basketball Bundesliga
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1989-03-11) March 11, 1989 (age 25)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Towson Catholic (Towson, Maryland)
College Virginia Tech (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Élan Chalon (France)
2012–2013 Budivelnyk Kyiv (Ukraine)
2013–present Bayern Munich (Germany)
Career highlights and awards

Malcolm Hakeem Delaney (born March 11, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team. He is from Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Towson Catholic High School.

Early life

Born in Baltimore, is the son of Vincent and Patricia Delaney. He has one older brother, Vincent, who played football at Stonehill College. His father played basketball at Vorhees College.

High school career

Delaney played his freshman year at The McDonogh School before transferring to the now defunct Towson Catholic where he was a three year letter winner for coach Josh Pratt. He averaged 20 points, four rebounds and four steals as a senior. Also played in the Nike All-American All-Star game and was co-MVP of the Spalding Hoopball Classic. Was an EA Sports second-team All-American, Charm City Classic MVP, Capitol Classic All-Tournament team and Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year. Delaney earned Gatorade Player of the Year/Mr. Maryland and was an All-County selection as a senior. At Towson Catholic, led team to the Baltimore Catholic League and MIAA Championships as a senior and scored 2,112 career points.

Recruitment

Delaney was the No. 89 ranked player in the country and No. 13 ranked point guard according to Rivals. Received offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa State and Maryland. Played for AAU Team Melo and is friends with current New York Knicks star and Maryland native Carmelo Anthony. He committed to the Hokies on September 3, 2006.

College career

Freshman year

Delaney finished second on the team in assists (107, 3.1 apg), fourth on the team in scoring (9.6 ppg) and minutes played (27.3) and fifth on the team in rebounding (2.9 rpg). He started the last 24 games of the season and appeared in all 35 games. He scored in double figures in all three Virginia Tech post-season games. He registered a career-high 20 points and tied a career-high in steals, with four, at UNC. He made the game-tying three-pointer with 52 seconds remaining against Maryland in the home victory.

Sophomore year

In his second season Delaney was named third-team All-ACC. He scored more than 20 points in 12 games and more than 15 points in 25 contests. Improved his scoring average and was second on the team in scoring, averaging 18.2 ppg. He was ranked among the ACC leaders in scoring (6th, 18.1 ppg), assists (5th, 4.5 apg), free throw percentage (3rd, 86.9%) and minutes played (2nd, 36.5). Delaney led the Hokies with 14 points and a career-high-tying 10 assists in the loss to Baylor in the second round of the NIT. He won the Lou Carnesecca Award, given to the most valuable player of the Aeropostale Holiday Festival, after averaging 23.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 6.0 apg and 3.0 spg for the tournament.

Junior year

In his junior year Delaney was a unanimous first-team All-ACC after recording a career-best 20.2 ppg for the season.1 He led the Hokies to the NIT quarterfinals and had 24 points in their season-ending loss to Rhode Island. Led the ACC in scoring and was the Sporting News' fourth-team All-America selection. Delaney led the ACC in trips to the free throw line and imparted his knowledge to teammate Dorenzo Hudson who made a career-high 20 free throws on 21 attempts in their victory over Seton Hall.

Collegiate statistics

Year Games Played Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game Steals/Season
2007–08 35 27.3 9.6 2.9 3.1 18 9 0.8 28
2008–09 34 36.9 18.1 4.0 4.5 1.5 50
2009–10 33 35.7 20.2 3.7 4.5 1.2 41

2010 NBA Draft

Delaney entered the 2010 NBA Draft on March 31, 2010, but did not hire an agent.2 He had until May 8 to withdraw from the draft or forgo his senior season. On May 7, Delaney decided to return to the Hokies for his senior season.1 On ESPN he had been projected as a second round draft choice to undrafted.3

Professional career

Élan Chalon (2011–2012)

In 2011, after going undrafted, Delaney signed with the French team Élan Chalon in an agreement worth $130,000.4 The team plays in France’s top professional league, Ligue Nationale de Basketball.

Budivelnyk Kyiv (2012–2013)

In 2012, Malcolm Delaney agreed to a deal to play for BC Budivelnyk in Kiev, Ukraine. The club plays in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague.5 He was named to the All-Eurocup First Team in 2013.6

Bayern Munich (2013–present)

In 2013, Delaney signed a one-year deal with the German team Bayern Munich.7

Euroleague career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Bayern 24 24 28.3 .405 .385 .847 3.4 4.5 1.0 .1 13.9 17.4
Career 24 24 28.3 .405 .385 .847 3.4 4.5 1.0 .1 13.9 17.4

Honors

Ukraine Ukraine

France France

Individual

Ukraine Budivelnyk Kyiv

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney returning for senior year - ESPN
  2. ^ "NCAA basketball non-seniors have smaller window to declare for NBA draft". Washingtonpost.com. 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Malcolm Delaney 2011 NBA Draft Profile - ESPN". Insider.espn.go.com. 1989-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  4. ^ Giannotto, Mark (2011-06-21). "Malcolm Delaney has deal in place to play in France if he goes undrafted in NBA - Hokies Journal". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Budivelnyk officially signs Delaney and Salenga". Sportando.net. 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  6. ^ Eurocupbasketball.com Star power fills 2012-13 All-Eurocup teams!
  7. ^ "Malcolm Delaney wechselt zum FC Bayern" (in German). fcb-basketball.de. July 9, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

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