|Name||Malcolm Hakeem Delaney|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Born||March 11, 1989 (age 31) / Baltimore, Maryland|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
Malcolm Hakeem Delaney (born March 11, 1989) is He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies men’s basketball team. He is from Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Towson Catholic High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In his junior year Delaney was a unanimous first-team All-ACC after recording a career-best 20.2 ppg for the season. 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.
2010 NBA Draft
Delaney entered the 2010 NBA Draft on March 31, 2010, but did not hire an agent. 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. On ESPN he had been projected as a second round draft choice to undrafted.
In 2011, after going undrafted, Delaney signed with the French team Élan Chalon. The team plays in France’s top professional league, Ligue Nationale de Basketball.
In 2012, Malcolm Delaney agreed to a deal to play for BC Budivelnyk in Kiev, Ukraine. The club plays in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. He was named to the All-Eurocup First Team in 2013.
During the 2013 off-season Malcolm signed a contract with FC Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. At that point the team was considered a contender in Euroleague and possible German Championship contender.
In it’s debut season for Bayern in Euroleague and the team played on a very good level. Delaney has been named the MVP of the round Round 10 in TOP16 phase. Bayern played against Real Madrid on March 3, 2014 and won the game on home court 85-83. Malcolm recorded 20 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists leading his team to a huge victory and MVP.
The Bundesliga season finished for the player with 10 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 4.7 apg per game. His exceptional play and leadership has been given him the Most Valuable Player award for the regular season.
The season was closed by a great run in the Playoffs and Bayern reached the final was vs. Alba Berlin. Bayern won the title by beating Alba in 4 games. Malcolm has been selected as the Finals Most Valuable Player and finished those playoffs with 16 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.1 apg.
In the off-season Malcolm signed a deal with Lokomotiv Kuban playing in the VTB United League and Eurocup.
Lokomotiv Kuban (2014-16)
Atlanta Hawks (2016–2018)
Guangdong Southern Tigers (2018-2019)
For the 2018-2019 season Malcolm signed a deal to play for Chinese team Guangdong Southern Tigers in CBA. The team with Delaney on the squad went 36-4 in the first 40 games with a 15 game winning streak. Those two results were best in club history as the team finished the regular season as the top seed in the CBA.
FC Barcelona (2019-2020)
On Thursday September 12th Malcolm announced signing with the Spanish and Euroleague powerhouse – FC Barcelona. During his tenure with FC Barcelona, Malcolm played 26 Euroleague games where he averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 assists. In ACB competition he averaged 10.3 and 3,6 assists in 19 games played. Sides parted ways on May 14.
Olimpia Milano (2020-2021)
On Tuesday June 2nd Olimpia Milano of Italy announced the signing of Malcolm for the 2020-21 season. On August 7th Malcolm has been introduced in a press conference.
On Sunday, September 20th, 2020 Olimpia Milano beat Segafredo Virtus Bologna in Italian Supercoppa Final, 75-68 and won the cup for the 4th time. Malcolm registered 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals. En route to the final Olimpia beat Reyer Venezia 76-67 with Malcolm scoring 19 points, grabbing 4 rebounds while dishing 6 assists and stealing the ball 4 times. For his efforts during the final 4 of Supercoppa Delaney received the Most Valuable Player trophy. Olimpia Milano won all 8 of their pre-season and Supercup games.