After hiding mostly under the radar despite filling up box scores as a junior at Utah, Delon Wright looks ready to emerge as a regular name in the 2015 draft conversation.
Wright was tremendous last season after transferring from junior college, having averaged 15.5 points, 6.8 boards, 5.3 assists and a whopping 2.5 steals a game.
Long and athletic with great size for the point guard position, Wright has mismatch-type physical tools to go with a sneaky floor game and crafty scoring attack.
With hesitation dribbles and nifty change-of-direction ability, he locates the seams in the defenses and finds ways to slip and slice right through them. And Wright is a dangerous weapon once in the lane, where he's shown exceptional instincts and dexterity as a finisher and playmaker.
Defensively, he ranked No. 4 in the nation in win shares last season, per sports-reference.com, and given his tools and commitment, there's no reason why he can't replicate those results in 2014-15.
He'll obviously have to shoot the ball better after finishing with only 12 three-point makes on 22.2 percent shooting, but with a 79.3 percent free-throw mark and a capable mid-range game, we might just be talking about a slowly developing jumper—not one that's broken.
Utah should be a tough out in the Pac-12 this year. Leading it to a big season and an NCAA tournament bid could go a long way for Wright's stock.