Delaney Will Be Patient

Towson Catholic is embarrassingly rich in talent from the Class of 2007. Meet junior point guard Malcolm Delaney.

Every one talks about Donte Greene when the topic of Towson Catholic (Md.) comes up, but new coach Joshua Pratt has a pretty talented point guard as well in fellow junior Malcolm Delaney.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Delaney, who averaged 15 points and 4.5 assists as a sophomore under former coach Mike Daniel, will provide quickness, shooting and the ability to get his teammates open looks.

Delaney, 16, began his high school career at McDonough (Md.) as a guy who had as bright a future as a signal-caller than as a floor leader. He actually won the Pop Warner national championship down in Orlando in the 8th grade.

``I grew up in a public school environment," Delaney said. "The area I live in is pretty bad – drugs and murders. I had to go into a private school so I could focus on my grades."

``I decided not to play football my 10th-grade year and the football coach was mad at me and told all the teachers that I was a bad person," added Delaney, who was considered one of the top quarterbacks in the area. "I didn't worry about it, because everyone knows what kind of person I am."

``I want to go somewhere in college where they are straightforward and honest with me," Delaney said. "I'm trying to go somewhere I can play as a freshman, but I also want to go someplace they can help develop me both on the court and after college."

According to Delaney, Maryland has already put forth an offer. Virginia is also in the mix – as is Wake Forest. Delaney took a recent unofficial visit to nearby Maryland for the Terps football game against Virginia Tech.

After watching his teammate, Greene, make an early pledge to Syracuse, is Delaney close to pulling the trigger?

``I'm going to take my time," Delaney said.

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