Runnin' Utes Depth Chart 2014-15: Point Guard

An in depth look at the Point Guard spot for the 2014-15 Runnin' Utes

Delon Wright - Senior

2013-14 Season Statistics:

  • Points: 15.5
  • Assists: 5.3
  • Rebounds:6.8
  • Minutes: 36.4
  • Field Goal %: 56
  • 3 Point FG%: 22

What else can be said about Delon Wright that hasn’t been said already? Wright led the Runnin’ Utes in nearly every single statistical category last season, including; points per game, field goals made, free throw attempts, free throws made, assists, steals, blocks and minutes played. Wright was a first team All-Pac 12 selection last year, making him the first player in Runnin’ Utes history to accomplish that feat. Wright also garnered Pac-12 All-Defensive First Team honors and led the Runnin’ Utes with 1.3 blocks per game – a statistic made all the more impressive as Utah’s starting point guard. The one blemish to look at when one examines Wrights stat line is his 3-point shooting percentage – a paltry 22 percent. Already projected as a late first-round NBA draft prospect, Wright could see his draft stock rise immensely if his 3-point shooting percentage improves this season. Expectations are higher for the Utes than they have been since the days of Andrew Bogut, and the Runnin’ Utes will go as far as Delon Wright takes them this season.

Brandon Taylor - Junior

2013-14 Season Statistics:

  • Points: 10.6
  • Assists: 3.5
  • Rebounds:2.1
  • Minutes: 31.4
  • Field Goal %: 43
  • 3 Point FG%: 40

Entering his junior year for the Runnin Utes a lot is expected of Brandon Taylor in the 2014-15 season. Taylor averaged nearly 11 points a game last season, and was a reliable 3 point shooter – hitting nearly 40% of his 3 point attempts, and 40% from the field in general – which is impressive when you take into account his smaller physical stature. I am a fan of Ken Pom’s statistics, and it is interesting to note that in the majority of Utah’s wins last season, Taylor either has a good game from the 3pt line, or is active distributing the ball. Utah needs Taylor to be a good 3-point shooter and a good distributor of the ball, if neither of those things happens, Utah struggles. I like Brandon Taylor, and expect him to be just as effective as he was last season.

Isaiah Wright - Freshman

2013-14 High School Season Statistics:

  • Points: 16.2
  • Assists: 6.9
  • Rebounds:5.2

After an impressive senior season at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho where he led his high school team to a state title, Wright comes in as a true freshman with a list of high school accolades including Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year and MVP of the 5A Idaho State Tournament. Wright has good size at 6-2, 175lbs, and one of the more impressive facets of his game is the way he uses his body as he gets into the lane and shows no hesitation in drawing contact. As his senior season statistics also show, he is a willing distributor of the ball, averaging nearly 7 assists per game, and watching him on film it is clear to see that he is an above average defender, which is a skill that could help him get early playing time. Considered by many to be a Boise State lock, Wright also held offers from Creighton and Santa Clara, among others.

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