Ángel Delgado

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Ángel Delgado
Angel Delgado Seton Hall.jpg
No. 31 – Beijing Royal Fighters
PositionCenter
LeagueCBA
Personal information
Born (1994-11-20) November 20, 1994 (age 24)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
NationalityDominican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolThe Patrick School
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)
CollegeSeton Hall (2014–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019Los Angeles Clippers
2018–2019Agua Caliente Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ángel Luis Delgado Astacio (born November 20, 1994) is a Dominican professional basketball player for the Beijing Royal Fighters of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for Seton Hall University. Delgado has also played on the Dominican national team.[1]

College career[edit]

Delgado committed to play college basketball with the Pirates of Seton Hall University on August 16, 2013, after receiving offers from Florida State, Fordham, Virginia, among others.[2] Delgado was elected Rookie of the Year of the Big East Conference in the 2014-15 season, after averaging 9.3 points and a conference-high 9.9 rebounds per game.[3]

In his junior year at Seton Hall, Delgado lead the NCAA in rebounds with 13.1 rebounds per game that season to go along with 15.2 points per game. He was one assist shy of a triple double in the Big East Tournament matchup versus Marquette.[4] He was named to the First Team All-Big East and led Seton Hall to a 21-12 overall mark and 10-8 record in the Big East. Delgado entered the 2017 NBA draft without an agent, although decided to return to Seton Hall for his senior year of college after not being invited to the NBA Combine.[5]

Delgado broke Derrick Coleman's record for most rebounds in the Big East with a 19-rebound performance against DePaul on January 27, 2018.[6] In his final game in college, an 83-79 loss to Kansas in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament, he had 24 points and 23 rebounds.[7] As a senior, Delgado averaged 13.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for top center and Haggerty Award for top New York-area player.[8] In his career at Seton Hall he pulled down 1,432 rebounds. He participated in the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers (2018–present)[edit]

After being undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Delgado signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on July 6, 2018.[10] For the 2018–19 season, he will split his playing time between the Clippers and their NBA G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers.[11] On January 5, 2019, Delgado grabbed a NBA G League-record 31 rebounds for the Clippers in a 112–94 win over the Oklahoma City Blue.[12] He broke a record previously set by Jack Cooley back in 2015 under the NBA D-League.[13] Delgado made his NBA debut on February 7, recording 3 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal in 14 minutes of action in a blowout 116–92 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[14]

National team career[edit]

Delgado represented the Dominican Republic at the 2016 Centrobasket, where he won a bronze medal. He averaged 12.5 points per game, 10th best in the tournament, and 7.5 rebounds per game, sixth best.[1] Delgado later played in the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, appearing in three games and, averaging 8.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in 23.5 minutes per game.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 L.A. Clippers 2 0 7.5 .200 .500 2.0 .0 .5 .0 1.5
Career 2 0 7.5 .200 .500 2.0 .0 .5 .0 1.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delgado Leads Dominican Republic to CentroBasket Bronze". Seton Hall Pirates. June 27, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Angel Delgado - Basketball Recruiting". ESPN. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Angel Delgado Named Big East Rookie of the Year". Seton Hall Pirates. March 11, 2015. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Carino, Jerry (October 26, 2017). "Seton Hall basketball: Is Angel Delgado the nation's best big man? A closer look". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "Seton Hall Angel Delgado withdraws from NBA draft". United Press International. May 27, 2017. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Carino, Jerry (January 28, 2018). "Seton Hall basketball: Angel Delgado breaks Big East rebounding record in romp of DePaul". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "NCAA Tournament: Kansas holds off Seton Hall despite Angel Delgado's huge game". The Trentonian. Associated Press. March 17, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (April 7, 2018). "Arizona's Ayton Wins Karl Malone Award". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. p. B004 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Carino, Jerry (April 6, 2018). "Seton Hall basketball: Angel Delgado wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award as nation's top center". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Press Release: LA Clippers Sign Angel Delgado To Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Clippers sign Angel Delgado to two-way contract". Sportando. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  12. ^ https://clipperholics.com/2019/01/05/la-clippers-angel-delgado-rebound-record/
  13. ^ https://www.ridiculousupside.com/2019/1/5/18170059/clippers-two-way-player-angel-delgado-gleague-nba-los-angeles-agua-caliente
  14. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/basketball/news/clippers-angel-delgado-makes-nba-debut/

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