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Getting to Know U: Delon Wright

Delon Wright is one of the new faces on the Utes

Delon Wright is one of the new faces on the Utes

Nov. 6, 2013

While the Utah men's basketball team prepares for the 2013-14 season, UtahUtes.com will spotlight its new members in a weekly segment, `Getting to Know U.'

Today's spotlight is on junior transfer Delon Wright. Wright was the Coast Conference Player of the Year at City College of San Francisco last season as he led the Rams to the North Division Title with a 27-3 record. He averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals per game while also leading the Rams in blocks, steals and assists. In high school, Wright led Levzinger High School to the California State Championship and was named the CIF Southern Section Div. 1A Player of the Year.

What is your favorite sport besides basketball?

Baseball

Who's your favorite basketball player?

Dwyane Wade

What do you like to do when you are not playing basketball?

Play XBox

Do you have a nickname?

D-Wright

Why did you choose Utah?

I liked the atmosphere on my visit. The history of the program was another thing that drew me in

Who had the biggest influence in your life?

My brother Dorell. He plays in the NBA for the TrailBlazers. He is my biggest role model because he is where I want to be

What is your favorite thing about Utah?

The fresh air

The teammate(s) I admire most are who, and why?

Aqeel Quinn. He now plays at San Diego State. He pushed me because we played at the same spot. He's probably one of the main reasons I am where I am. 


 

 

What do you like best about Coach Krystkowiak?

His knowledge that he passes on to us about the game. Plus he has a good sense of humor

What are your goals for this year?

I want us to make the NCAA Tournament. Individually, I'd love to make an All Pac-12 team

What do you do on game day?

Take a nap. Listen to Drake

What is your major?

Sociology

What do you want to do after you graduate?

Play professionally, and if not that, coach

What's your favorite food?

Fettucine alfredo

If you go anywhere on vacation where would it be?

Brazil

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