Delk transferring to Louisville?

Rick Pitino has often stated his intention in recent weeks to take a transfer or two this off-season. Could former Mississippi State guard Reginald Delk, the nephew of Tony Delk, be one of those players? spoke with Delk's father Tuesday and has the latest transfer scoop.

Rick Pitino has often stated his intention in recent weeks to take a transfer or two this off-season. Apparently, former Mississippi State guard Reginald Delk, who was granted his release Monday, could be one player headed to Louisville.

"That's one school we're looking at," Delk's father, Rickie, told Tuesday afternoon. Delk's brother, Tony, played for Pitino at Kentucky in the 1990's. "That's a good possibility that he could go there (to Louisville). I don't know if (Reginald) has talked with anybody at Louisville, but I've discussed it with my brother and we'll leave the decision up to Reginald.

"(Louisville) is a very good school. Reginald is a hard worker and if he goes there to play for coach Pitino he'll be pushed harder than he ever has and that's what he wants. Sometimes a different coach can help a kid get better."

The 6-4 Delk averaged 9.5 points per game while starting all 35 games as a sophomore for the Bulldogs, who advanced to the NIT semifinals. He also started 24 games as a freshman, hitting a freshman record 59 three-pointers.

Reginald Delk

Delk hopes to follow in the footsteps of Vanderbilt forward Derrick Byars, the 2007 SEC Player of the Year. Byars played his first two seasons at Virginia where he averaged about 10 points per game, then transferred to Vandy and became a sure-fire NBA prospect.

Reginald Delk's twin brother, Richard, also played for Mississippi State and was also granted his release Monday. According to Rickie Delk, his sons likely will be headed to different schools in the fall.

"I think they'll go their separate ways this time," Delk said. "They kind of want to get away from one another for awhile and they figure to go to different places."

Delk explained that his sons decided to transfer for playing time issues and style of play. Both Delk brothers play the guard position and that would have meant splitting time had they remained at Mississippi State for another season.

"The situation at Mississippi State wasn't bad," said Delk. "He got a lot of experience in the SEC that he can take to another conference."

Mississippi State Director of Compliance Brackey Brett confirmed to Tuesday that the Delk's release had been sent to the Big East, ACC, Big Ten and Big XII conferences.

"The members of those conferences have permission to speak with the Delk's," Brett said.

Brett did not know if the Delk's had spoken with any schools from those conferences.

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