Following a roller coaster two weeks, star forward Angel Delgado has decided for good that he will remain at Seton Hall for his senior season.
— Angel Delgado (@angelluis45) May 22, 2017
Reports surfaced earlier this month that Delgado (15.2 ppg, 13.1 rpg) would leave his name in the NBA Draft and sign with an agent, a somewhat surprising development as it appeared much more likely he would stay for one more year since before the season ended.
In the 24 hours after the news broke, the narrative stalled and all was relatively quiet until this past Friday night with Wednesday — deadline day — looming on the horizon.
First, the same person on Twitter who had the scoop prior to the initial round of reports tweeted this. Shortly after, I heard from several different people that Angel had decided to stay. This was reaffirmed the next day and has now become official.
“I am coming back to school for my senior year,” said Angel in an official release through the school.
“This was a difficult decision that took time and patience. Coming back just feels right!”
Delgado’s decision is a massive boost to the team and will keep the Pirates in top-25 discussions during the pre-season. Kevin Willard and his staff would have been left scrambling to fill the massive rift at center had Angel opted to turn pro.