In a shocking move, Seton Hall star forward Angel Delgado will sign with an agent and play professionally next season, ending his three-year collegiate career.
Seton Hall does not expect Angel Delgado to return for his senior season, team source says. Not projected to be drafted per @DraftExpress
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 11, 2017
Despite missing out on the 67-player invite list for the NBA Draft Combine, which started yesterday, it sounds like Delgado will sign with Jay Z’s Roc Nation; Delgado posted several pictures on social media wearing the agency’s gear in recent weeks.
Even since the end of last season, overseas were always a possibility with multiple six-figure offers on the table, but all signs since the Big East Tournament pointed to Delgado returning for his senior year.
An All-Big East first team selection, Angel ends his terrific career in South Orange with 1129 points (11.5 ppg) and 1053 rebounds (10.7 rpg) — but without any NCAA wins to show for it.
The move comes out of left field even though Seton Hall’s staff did sign two 7-footers in recent weeks. Junior college prospect Romaro Gill was originally expected to redshirt while Sandro Mamukelashvili is considered more of an active stretch-four than a bruiser, despite his height.
One would think that the staff would have went after more graduate transfer centers if Delgado’s intentions had been easier to identify ahead of time.
Back-up center Rashed Anthony also opted to graduate and transfer last month, leaving redshirt junior Mike Nzei and perhaps incoming 6-9, 270-pound freshman Darnell Brodie to man the paint at the ‘five’ next season, barring any late additions.