Saturday brought good news to Hokie fans, as Virginia Tech point guard Malcolm Delaney took his name out of the NBA Draft and announced that he would be returning to school for his senior season.
Delaney entered the draft, but did not hire an agent. That left him eligible to return to school. The word from NBA scouts was that Delaney would not be a first round selection, so he made the wise decision to come back for his senior year.
Delaney led Virginia Tech and the ACC in scoring last year, averaging 20.2 points per game. He was a First Team All-ACC selection at the conclusion of the season.
“I have decided to come back to Virginia Tech for my senior season,” Delaney said. “I learned that I would not have been a first round pick and I want to work hard to become a better basketball player. I am coming back because I have the opportunity to earn my degree at the end of the first semester and, I want to, along with my fellow seniors, help lead Virginia Tech to a Final Four.”
With the return of Delaney, the Hokies will bring back their top 10 scorers from the 2009-10 season, when they narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament. Their biggest loss is Lewis Witcher, who averaged 0.8 points and 1 rebound per game.