Delk transfers to Louisville

University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino announced the addition of the former Mississippi State guard Reginald Delk to the Cardinals roster on Tuesday. Could Louisville still add another transfer during the off-season? InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Rick Pitino announced the addition of former Mississippi State guard Reginald Delk to the University of Louisville roster on Tuesday. Delk, who forecast his intentions in an interview with Scout.com on Monday, will be required to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining at Louisville.

"Reginald is a premier shooter with great range," Pitino said. "He's also an outstanding defensive player. The year sitting out will help him develop his ball-handling skills, as well as his one-on-one moves. We're excited to have him. If he's anything close to his uncle he'll have a very exciting career at Louisville."

The nephew of former UK guard Tony Delk, who starred for Rick Pitino's Wildcats in the mid-1990's, Reginald started 59 of 65 games, including all 35 as a sophomore, the past two seasons for the Bulldogs.

"Tony said he's a terrific young man," said Pitino. "I hope he can be somewhat in the same ballpark as Tony. All of the coaches watched film and broke it down and all came back unanimously and (agreed) that he can be a very good player for us. We're excited to have him as a part of our program.

"(We're) getting a mature person. He's someone who totally understands why he's transferring and why he's here. We're getting a much more mature basketball player."


Delk connected on 122 3-pointers in two seasons at Mississippi State
As a sophomore Delk averaged 9.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. He also connected on 35.5 percent of his three-point attempts. During his two years at Mississippi State, Delk connected on 122 of 322 (37.9) three-point attempts.

"Reginald gives us something that we desperately need - outside shooting," Pitino said. "He fits what our needs are - he shoots and defends."

He was a Scout.com Top 50 prospect and 3 year starter at North Side High School in Jackson, Tenn., where as a senior he averaged 22.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists and helped guide his team to the 3A state championship game.

Pitino has talked for the past several weeks that his program could add as many as two transfers during the off-season. With Delk now in the fold, Pitino seemed to indicate that the possibility still remains that Louisville could add another transfer in the coming weeks.

"We don't have anything right now, but as they come across the ESPN ticker we start to get interested as they get their release," Pitino said. "We're always watching."

Pitino also said that 6-11 sophomore Jonathan Huffman will transfer from Louisville and that he's currently visiting Iona, where former Louisville assistant Kevin Willard is now the coach.


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