Grizzlies Draft Preview: Delon Wright - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Grizzlies Draft Preview: Delon Wright

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -  Player Profile:

Delon Wright

Utah

6-foot-5, 181 pounds

Point Guard

Age: 23 (Senior)

Draft Range (Compilation of 6 Draft Express, ESPN, CBSSports, and NBADraftNet mock drafts):
High: 22

Low: 27

Mock Drafts Projecting to Grizzlies: 0/6

Take him: Wright won the Bob Cousy Award for best collegiate point guard after averaging 14.5 points per game, 5.1 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. Three-point shooting improved from 22% to 36% from his junior to senior year. Excellent point guard defender, and uses length to create ball pressure. Would fit alongside the smaller Mike Conley in a similar role to Nick Calathes. Can run an offense. Big enough to work defensively as two-guard.

Don't take him: Not a great shooter, and has poor pull-up jumper - a must for current NBA point guards. Much older than most players, as he went from junior college to playing to years at Utah. Grizzlies don't have a need at point guard, and Wright can't shoot well enough yet to play two-guard on offense.

Notes: Wright worked out with the Grizzlies. Was on both All-Pac 12 and All-Defensive Pac-12 teams. First Utah player to make two All-Pac 12 teams. Is the younger brother of Dorrell Wright. He has braces at age 23.

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