Malcolm Hakeem Delaney (born March 11, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for FC Barcelona of the Spanish Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He is from Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Towson Catholic High School. Delaney played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team. At the end of his college career, Delaney declared for the 2011 NBA draft. He was not drafted, and instead began his professional basketball career overseas, playing one season each for Élan Chalon, Budivelnyk Kyiv, and Bayern Munich, and later joined Lokomotiv Kuban for two seasons. In 2016, he earned an All-EuroLeague First Team selection.

Malcolm Delaney
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Delaney with the Hawks in 2016
No. 23 – FC Barcelona
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1989-03-11) March 11, 1989 (age 30)
Baltimore, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolTowson Catholic (Towson, Maryland)
CollegeVirginia Tech (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Élan Chalon
2013–2014Bayern Munich
2014–2016Lokomotiv Kuban
20162018Atlanta Hawks
2018–2019Guangdong Southern Tigers
2019–presentFC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Early lifeEdit

Delaney was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 11, 1989. His mother Patricia was a nurse and day care provider. His father Vincent, Jr. was a top high school basketball player in Baltimore and later became a starter at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.[1][2] Vincent, Jr. returned from college as a social worker.[1] Malcolm's older brother Vincent would play NCAA Division II college football for Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. In his childhood, Delaney led his Pop Warner youth football team to the national title. He also won a Little League Baseball home run derby.[1] At age seven, Delaney dribbled and shot balls on the sidelines at an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team practice.[3]

High school careerEdit

Delaney first attended McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, where he played football and basketball.[4] He started for the Eagles' basketball team and helped them see great success during his freshman season. McDonogh most notably defeated Mount Saint Joseph High School, the top-ranked team in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA). Delaney also guided the Eagles to wins over ranked Cardinal Gibbons School and Towson Catholic High School.[5]

Before his sophomore year, Delaney transferred to Towson Catholic, where he continued to play MIAA basketball under head coach Josh Pratt. He joined fellow sophomores Donté Greene and Ron Nicholson on the Owls' roster.[6]

He averaged 20 points, four rebounds and four steals as a senior. Also played in the Nike All-American All-Star game and was co-MVP of the Spalding Hoopball Classic. Was an EA Sports second-team All-American, Charm City Classic MVP, Capitol Classic All-Tournament team and Baltimore Catholic League Player of the Year. Delaney earned Gatorade Player of the Year/Mr. Maryland and was an All-County selection as a senior. At Towson Catholic, led team to the Baltimore Catholic League and MIAA Championships as a senior and scored 2,112 career points.

Delaney was the No. 89 ranked player in the country and No. 13 ranked point guard according to Rivals. He received offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa State and Maryland. He also played for AAU Team Melo and is friends with current New York Knicks star and Maryland native Carmelo Anthony. He committed to the Hokies on September 3, 2006.

College careerEdit

Freshman yearEdit

Delaney with Virginia Tech in 2011

Delaney finished second on the team in assists (107, 3.1 apg), fourth on the team in scoring (9.6 ppg) and minutes played (27.3) and fifth on the team in rebounding (2.9 rpg). He started the last 24 games of the season and appeared in all 35 games. He scored in double figures in all three Virginia Tech post-season games. He registered a career-high 20 points and tied a career-high in steals, with four, at UNC. He made the game-tying three-pointer with 52 seconds remaining against Maryland in the home victory.

Sophomore yearEdit

In his second season Delaney was named third-team All-ACC. He scored more than 20 points in 12 games and more than 15 points in 25 contests. Improved his scoring average and was second on the team in scoring, averaging 18.2 ppg. He was ranked among the ACC leaders in scoring (6th, 18.1 ppg), assists (5th, 4.5 apg), free throw percentage (3rd, 86.9%) and minutes played (2nd, 36.5). Delaney led the Hokies with 14 points and a career-high-tying 10 assists in the loss to Baylor in the second round of the NIT. He won the Lou Carnesecca Award, given to the most valuable player of the Aeropostale Holiday Festival, after averaging 23.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 6.0 apg and 3.0 spg for the tournament.

Junior yearEdit

In his junior year Delaney was a unanimous first-team All-ACC after recording a career-best 20.2 ppg for the season.[7] He led the Hokies to the NIT quarterfinals and had 24 points in their season-ending loss to Rhode Island. Led the ACC in scoring and was the Sporting News' fourth-team All-America selection. Delaney led the ACC in trips to the free throw line and imparted his knowledge to teammate Dorenzo Hudson who made a career-high 20 free throws on 21 attempts in their victory over Seton Hall.

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Year Games Played Minutes/Game Points/Game Rebounds/Game Assists/Game Steals/Game Steals/Season
2007–08 35 27.3 9.6 2.9 3.1 0.8 28
2008–09 34 36.9 18.1 4.0 4.5 1.5 50
2009–10 33 35.8 20.2 3.7 4.5 1.2 41
2010–11 34 38.2 18.7 3.5 4.0 1.6 56

2010 NBA DraftEdit

Delaney entered the 2010 NBA draft on March 31, 2010, but did not hire an agent.[8] He had until May 8 to withdraw from the Draft or forgo his senior season. On May 7, Delaney decided to return to the Hokies for his senior season.[7] On ESPN he had been projected as a second round draft choice to undrafted.[9]

Professional careerEdit

Élan Chalon (2011–2012)Edit

In 2011, after going undrafted, Delaney signed with the French team Élan Chalon in an agreement worth $130,000.[10] The team plays in France's top professional league, LNB Pro A. In his first professional game, Delaney recorded 12 points and 8 assists in a 77-73 win over BCM Gravelines.[11] On April 6, 2012, Delaney recorded his first career double-double after racking up 30 points and 10 assists in a 99-109 overtime loss to the Nanterre.[12]

Budivelnyk Kyiv (2012–2013)Edit

In 2012, Malcolm Delaney agreed to a deal to play for BC Budivelnyk in Kiev, Ukraine. The club plays in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague.[13] He was named to the All-EuroCup First Team in 2013.[14]

Bayern Munich (2013–2014)Edit

Delaney with Bayern Munich in 2014

In 2013, Delaney signed a one-year deal with the German team Bayern Munich.[15] In April 2014, Delaney won the Basketball Bundesliga MVP award.[16] Bayern won the German League title by beating Alba Berlin 3–1 in the Finals, and Delaney won the Finals MVP award.

Lokomotiv Kuban (2014–2016)Edit

On July 2, 2014, Delaney signed a one-year deal with the Russian team PBC Lokomotiv Kuban.[17] He later said the club was "aggressive" in trying to sign him and he had "never heard a bad word" about them.[18][19]

In the summer of 2015, he re-signed with Lokomotiv for 2015–16 season.[20] He led his team to the 2016 EuroLeague Final Four where Lokomotiv finished in third place. Delaney averaged 16.3 points, 5.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds over 31 EuroLeague games.

Atlanta Hawks (2016–2018)Edit

On July 15, 2016, Delaney signed with the Atlanta Hawks [21] on a 2 year, $5,000,000 deal. He made his NBA debut in the Hawks' season opener on October 27, 2016, recording four points and five assists in 20 minutes off the bench in a 114–99 win over the Washington Wizards.[22] On February 24, 2017, in a 108–90 loss to the Miami Heat, Delaney had five points and four assists and made only 2 of 10 shots from the field in his first career start as a fill-in for Dennis Schröder.[23]

Guangdong Southern Tigers (2018–2019)Edit

On July 28, 2018, Delaney signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[24]

FC Barcelona (2019–present)Edit

On September 12, 2019, Delaney signed a one-year deal with an option for another season with Spanish EuroLeague powerhouse FC Barcelona.[25]

Career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Led the league


Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Atlanta 73 2 17.1 .374 .236 .806 1.7 2.6 .5 .0 5.4
2017–18 Atlanta 54 3 18.8 .382 .371 .804 1.9 3.0 .6 .1 6.3
Career 127 5 17.8 .377 .308 .805 1.8 2.8 .6 .1 5.7


2017 Atlanta 1 0 3.0 1.000 1.000 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 8.0
Career 1 0 3.0 1.000 1.000 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 8.0


2013–14 Bayern 24 24 28.3 .405 .385 .847 3.4 4.5 1.0 .1 13.9 17.4
2015–16 Lokomotiv 31 31 33.3 .427 .402 .851 3.4 5.5 .9 .0 16.3 19.7
Career 55 55 31.1 .418 .396 .849 3.4 5.1 .9 .1 15.2 18.7

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Fairbank, Dave (November 6, 2010). "'There's something about Baltimore guards'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Malcolm Delaney Bio". Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Kilgore, Adam (February 9, 2008). "McClinton, Delaney Share Baltimore Ties". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  4. ^ O'Malley, Pat (September 3, 2004). "MIAA grants basketball transfer waiver". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  5. ^ O'Malley, Pat (February 7, 2004). "Curley's first and only baseball coach, Frank retires after 41 years". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Telep, Dave (November 24, 2004). "On the Road: Towson Catholic". Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney returning for senior year - ESPN
  8. ^ "NCAA basketball non-seniors have smaller window to declare for NBA draft". 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  9. ^ "Malcolm Delaney 2011 NBA Draft Profile - ESPN". 1989-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  10. ^ Giannotto, Mark (2011-06-21). "Malcolm Delaney has deal in place to play in France if he goes undrafted in NBA - Hokies Journal". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  11. ^ "Elan Chalon 77 - BCM Gravelines 73". Eurobasket. October 8, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "Elan Chalon 99 - Nanterre 109". Eurobasket. April 6, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "Budivelnyk officially signs Delaney and Salenga". 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  14. ^ "Star power fills 2012-13 All-Eurocup teams!". July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  15. ^ "Malcolm Delaney wechselt zum FC Bayern" (in German). July 9, 2013. Archived from the original on July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  16. ^ "SD | News | FC Bayern München | Der MVP heißt Malcolm Delaney". 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  17. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban inks proven winner Delaney". Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  18. ^ Bi, Rakesh. "Exclusive Interview with Malcolm Delaney, Overseas Basketball Star". Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban officially signs Malcolm Delaney".
  20. ^ "Kuban president confirms Delaney, Randolph and Balashov will remain". July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  21. ^ "Hawks Re-Sign Humphries, Add Jack & Delaney". July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  22. ^ "Wizards vs. Hawks – Box Score". October 27, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  23. ^ "Tyler Johnson leads resurgent Heat past Hawks, 108-90". February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  24. ^ "Guandong Tigers add Delaney to their roster". Asia-Basket. July 28, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  25. ^ "Barcelona lands former All-Euroleague guard Delaney". 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.

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