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After transferring from junior college in San Francisco, Delon Wright has emerged as one of the more eye-opening guards in Division I.
Sure, he's in the midst of arguably the most under-the-radar breakout in the country, but he still has room to grow, assuming he returns to Utah as a senior.
"He's had double-digit rebounding games, double-digit assist games and is shooting and distributing the ball with a high efficiency," coach Larry Krystkowiak told Rahshaun Haylock of Fox Sports. "If we can get his feet in the paint he seems to make the right play the majority of the time. (He has) a number of deflections. They're just a lot of ways he impacts the game."
Standing 6'5", Wright is averaging 16.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game. Believe it or not, he's actually No. 1 in the country in win shares at 6.5, while he's got the highest PER (Player Efficiency Rating) in the Pac-12.
He's nifty off the dribble, where he can cut and change directions with long, decisive strides on his way to the rack. Wright is an excellent finisher at the rim (74 percent, per Hoop-Math), where he's able to hit off-balance layups, floaters or flips.
Wright has also shown impressive vision as a playmaker—he looks like a natural out there in terms of his ability to create and pass.
But he's only made 11 three-pointers all season, and his in-between game could use some work. Still, Wright is shooting 79.2 percent from the line and 41.2 percent on two-point jumpers, both promising numbers moving forward.
Wright has a few adjustments and improvements to make with regard to his offensive game, but based on the season he's having as a first-year NCAA player, expectations will be high in 2014-15.