March 31, 2010
Delaney declares for NBA Draft
Junior guard will not hire an agent and is eligible to return to the Hokies

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney has declared that he will enter the 2010 NBA Draft. Delaney will not hire an agent and therefore will be eligible to return to the Hokies next season if he removes his name from the list at a later date.

Delaney, a junior from Baltimore, Md., led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring in 2010 and was a unanimous selection to the All-ACC first team. He was selected as a fourth team All-American by Sporting News and an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press. He was also named to the all-district teams by the NABC and the USBWA.

“I decided to put my name into the NBA Draft to explore all of my options in order to better achieve my goal of getting to the next level,” Delaney said. “ It has always been my dream to play in the NBA and I believe this will give me the opportunity to learn more about the process. I will be able to get feedback from various people, including NBA scouts and NBA general managers and get my name out there.”

Underclassmen that declare for the NBA Draft who do not sign with an agent have until May 8th to remove their names from the draft and retain their college eligibility.

“We respect and will support Malcolm as he attempts to get feedback from the NBA,” head coach Seth Greenberg said. “His dream has always been to play at the next level and this experience will give him a better understanding of where he stands in relation to fulfilling that dream. At the end of the process he will evaluate what is in his best interest as he pursues his goals. We will support him in every way possible and know that he will make a good decision.”

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