Seton Hall Angel Delgado withdraws from NBA draft

By The Sports Xchange  |  May 22, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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Seton Hall forward Angel Delgado, the leading rebounder in the country, announced he will withdraw his name from next month's NBA Draft and return to the school for his senior season.

The 6-foot-10 Delgado said in a statement that it "feels just right" to come back for his final year.

"It's very important to my family and me that I finish what I started," Delgado said. "This was a difficult decision that took time and patience. Coming back feels just right."

A native of the Dominican Republic, Delgado averaged 15.2 points and nation-best 13.1 rebounds for the Pirates during his junior season, leading Seton Hall to a 21-12 overall mark and 10-8 record in the Big East.

Wednesday is the deadline for players to pull out of the draft and retain their college eligibility.

Delgado, a first-team All-Big East selection, reportedly was set to sign with an agent but received lukewarm interest and was not invited to the NBA scouting combine.

He averaged just over nine points and nine boards in each of his first two seasons with Seton Hall, which will return three starters for the 2017-18 season.

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