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Two-Way Tracker: Meet New Clippers Forward Angel Delgado

By Jake Winderman | July 3, 2018

Player: Angel Delgado

College: Seton Hall (2014-2018)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-10, 240 pounds

NBA Team/NBA G League Affiliate: Los Angeles Clippers/Agua Caliente Clippers 

College Breakdown: Angel Delgado was a man among boys during his four years at Seton Hall. Coming to New Jersey by way of the Dominican Republic, Delgado was a double-double machine for the Pirates. During his senior year, he ranked third in the NCAA with 22 double-doubles and finished the year averaging 11.8 rebounds per game, good for 4th in the nation. His junior year he actually led the country in rebounds per game (13.1) and offensive rebounds per game (5.0). Delgado averaged a double-double in both of his final two seasons at Seton Hall and won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for the best center in the NCAA during the 2017-2018 season. He’s the NCAA’s all-time leader in offensive rebounds (518) since 2009-10 and is 5th on the all-time total rebounds list (1,455) since 1985-86. During Delgado’s senior season, he recorded five games of at least 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Scouting Report: Delgado is an old-fashioned center who makes his money in the paint and around the rim. He’s excellent at cleaning up his teammates’ misses and has strong go-to moves offensively in the low-post. Delgado is a solid shot blocker and has the athleticism to guard power forwards and centers in the NBA and NBA G League. While his shot doesn’t have a lot of range, Delgado has very smooth touch close to the rim and has good shot selection. For a center, he’s an excellent passer and averaged a career-high 2.8 assists per game his senior year. 

Organizational Fit: Delgado will be a solid fit on the Agua Caliente Clippers, who just finished their inaugural season as the Los Angeles Clippers’ NBA G League affiliate. He’s an extremely hard worker who plays with the same tenacity on offense and defense and should be a fan favorite for Clippers fans next season. C.J. Williams had tremendous success last year as the Clippers’ two-way player; Delgado should follow in his footsteps.

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