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Name Malcolm Hakeem Delaney
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Born March 11, 1989 (age 28) / BaltimoreMaryland
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)

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 BaltimoreMaryland, 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.

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.

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 0.8 28

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.

Year Games Played Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game Steals/Season
2008–09 34 36.9 18.1 4.0 4.5 1.5 50

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.

Year Games Played Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game Steals/Season
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. 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.

Professional career

Élan Chalon

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.

Year Games Played Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game Steals/Season
2011–12 35 31.1 15.0 3.1 3.3 1.2 43

Budivelnyk Kyiv

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.

Year Games Played Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game Steals/Season
2012–13 52 31.8 14.7 4.5 4.0 1.2 63

Source: Wikipedia.org

Bayern Munich

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)

On July 2, 2014, Delaney signed a one-year deal with the Russian team PBC Lokomotiv Kuban. He later said the club was “aggressive” in trying to sign him and he had “never heard a bad word” about them.
In the summer of 2015, he re-signed with Lokomotiv for 2015–16 season. He led his team to the 2016 Euroleague Final Four where Lokomotiv finished in third place. Delaney averaged 16.3 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds over 31 Euroleague games.

Euroleague Statistics

Year Team  Games Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game
2015–16 Lokomotiv 31 33.3 16.3 3.4 5.5 0.9

Atlanta Hawks (2016–present)

On July 15, 2016, Delaney signed with the Atlanta Hawks. He made his debut for the Hawks in their season opener on October 27, recording four points and five assists off the bench in a 114–99 win over the Washington Wizards.
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